Industry News | May 17, 2010

Smashburger's Expansion Now Includes Nashville

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Smashburger signed an agreement with Winding River Restaurants LLC to operate 13 restaurants in the Nashville metro area.

The deal with Winding River Restaurant LLC brings the number of signed franchise agreements to more than 350 and by year’s end, Smashburger will have approximately 100 stores in more than 15 states. With a combination of corporate, franchise and joint venture partnerships, Smashburger created a strategy that allows the Denver-based company to grow quickly and deliver its promise of a “better-burger” that maximizes guests’ time and dining experience.

"Smashburger is excited to make its mark in Nashville and we are confident in our partnership with Winding River Restaurants,” says Smashburger president Scott Crane. “They are the ideal franchisee to introduce Smashburger’s unique concept and ‘better burger’ to the Nashville community.”

“After trying first trying Smashburger, we loved the concept and food and realized the potential of this ‘better burger’ restaurant right away,” says Joseph Henry, Winding River Restaurant LLC vice president of operations. “Nashville is a great place for food and we are confident residents will quickly embrace Smashburger and fall in love with its savory burgers.”
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