Quiznos, Smashburger, KFC Land at San Jose Airport

After an extensive bid competition, AERIS, the administrator of the Juan Santamaría International Airport in San Jose Costa Rica, officially announced that food and beverage services at the San Jose Airport, were awarded to Quiznos Sub S.A., a QSR International franchisee and affiliate.

With an initial investment of $4 million, Quiznos Subs S.A. will build five distinct food and beverage areas comprising more than 6,500-square-feet. The brands that Quiznos Subs S.A. will represent and offer to the traveling public in these five areas include the following:

Smashburger Wedges Club Burger onto Menu as LTO

Smashburger introduces the refreshingly tasty Wedge Club Burger, available in restaurants for a limited time only. This inventive 100 percent-certified Angus beef burger is topped with applewood smoked bacon, blue cheese crumbles, iceberg lettuce wedge, ripe tomatoes, red onions, and blue cheese dressing on a butter toasted egg bun.

Guests can also opt for the same recipe on its Wedge Club Chicken sandwich. Both new menu items are available today through June 4 at Smashburger restaurants nationwide.

Smashburger’s Kuwait Location is Global Stepping Stone

On April 2, Smashburger opened its first international location in Kuwait. The opening is the first of many international stores for the Denver-based burger brand, which plans to bring stores to Canada, Latin America, and the Middle East later this year.

“We saw it as a natural evolution of the Smashburger brand,” says president Greg Creighton. “We’ve always had our sights set on being a global better-burger brand. From a couple years ago, that was always our deal.”

Smashburger To Open First Latin America Locations

Smashburger, the fastest growing “better burger” concept in the U.S. and recently ranked as Forbes Magazine’s No. 1 “Most Promising Company in America,” today announced it has partnered with international restaurateur Richard Eisenberg and his company, QSR International, in a growth initiative to expand the brand’s footprint into Latin America.

Smashburger Ranked America's Most Promising Company

Smashburger, is pleased to announce that it has been ranked No. 1 on Forbes first annual America’s Most Promising Companies list.

The Forbes' list of America’s Most Promising Companies features 100 privately held up-and-comers with compelling business models, strong management teams, notable customers, strategic partners and precious investment capital.

“Sizing up younger, privately held companies is hard: Their fortunes can change very quickly and there’s a dearth of public data,” says Forbes Executive Editor Brett Nelson.

Smashburger Sets its Sights on Canada

Smashburger, the fast growing better burger concept in the U.S., announced it has signed its first two lease agreements in the Calgary market, bringing its juicy burgers, tender chicken sandwiches, and fresh salads to Canada for the first time.

The company expects to open its first Calgary location in 2012. It plans to open 10 to 15 units in the Calgary and Edmonton markets over time.

Smashburger Charlotte Partners With Toys for Tots

Smashburger has recently partnered with the Charlotte chapter of Toys For Tots, joining the foundation in its efforts to provide Christmas gifts for local children in need.

The restaurant, located in the Stonecrest Shopping Center, is now an official drop site for the foundation, providing a convenient location for residents to drop off donations.

Individuals who would like to make a donation to Toys For Tots may drop their gifts off at Smashburger during regular business hours (open daily from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.) from now through Dec. 23.