Industry News | August 26, 2009

Las Vegas Becomes Latest Smashburger Site

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Smashburger announced an agreement with SB Las Vegas LLC to operate 20 restaurants in the Las Vegas metro area, as well as in St. George and Cedar City, Utah.

"We are excited to work with Kim and Jerry Gunderson and their experienced team at SB Las Vegas LLC to introduce Smashburger to this market,” says Dave Prokupek, Smashburger chairman and managing partner of private equity firm Consumer Capital Partners. “Las Vegas is a natural fit for Smashburger, as burger lovers from across the globe visit the premier entertainment capital of the world seeking great-tasting food and a fun atmosphere.”

The SB Las Vegas LLC deal adds another state to Smashburger's national presence and brings the total number of franchises to more than 220.

“Burgers are America’s favorite food, and after having tasted a Smashburger my husband and I were determined to bring the concept to Las Vegas,” says Kim Gunderson, executive vice president of finance and marketing for SB Las Vegas LLC. “The Smashburger team has a proven track record for opening and operating successful restaurants and keeping their customers satisfied. We are confident that our partnership with Smashburger will result in a jackpot experience for burger enthusiasts in Las Vegas and southwestern Utah.”
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