Smashburger, a fast-casual “better burger” restaurant, will open its first San Diego location on March 24, 2010. The restaurant will open at 1000 Prospect St. and bring 100-percent Certified Angus Beef, an array of sides, and shakes to local residents. This is the first of seven San Diego Smashburger locations.

San Diego Smashburgers will feature a customized local menu created with regional flavors and tastes in mind. The San Diego menu includes:

*The signature San Diego Smashburger featuring avocado,cilantro, onions, pepper jack cheese, lettuce, tomato, sour cream, and chipotle mayo on a torta roll, served with a wedge of lime.

*The Pacific Coast Wedge salad featuring a large wedge of crisp lettuce, topped with grilled chicken, cilantro, onions, diced tomatoes, grated cheddar cheese, and spicy chipotle dressing, served with a wedge of lime.

*Regional microbrews from San Diego-based breweries.

*Wine from California-based wineries.

“Smashburger is what San Diego burger lovers have been waiting for,” says Smashburger Founder Tom Ryan. “We are excited to bring the La Jolla community our ‘better burgers.’”

“We look forward to becoming San Diego’s favorite burger place,” says San Diego Smashburger co-owner David Whisenhunt. “Our combination of great food, excellent service, and convenient location will win rave reviews from San Diegans.”

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