Gee whiz, Skip, is it true that Cheeburger Cheeburger's been voted Best Burger in 29 Cities? Yup. This is a real 1950s-style hot spot. This is a place that takes pride in serving additive-free, 100% all-natural Angus beef and frothy milk shakes in thousands of possible flavors. Amidst vintage-inspired decor, cooks fry freshly cut Idaho potatoes and onion rings in cholesterol-free peanut oil and top American-bred, vegetarian-fed beef with more than 25 toppings. Modern day soda jerks also add one of more than a dozen syrups to flavored sodas and scoop ice cream into floats fizzing with cola, root beer, Dr. Pepper, or the lesser-known Pepper sibling, Gary, who forever lives in the shadow of his brother's medical degree.
Smashburger isn't just the name—it's the way chefs, otherwise known as Burger Smashers, cook every burger. First, they form never-frozen, 100% Certified Angus Beef into a giant meatball. Then they season it, place it on a butter-glazed grill, and smash it into a patty. The process caramelizes the beef, locking in flavor while keeping the meat juicy and tender. Each slab is then sandwiched in an artisan bun and is turned into one of an array of standard burgers or locally inspired specialties unique to each market.
This handcrafting approach typifies everything else the restaurant does, from blending handspun shakes to hand painting Smashburger's logo onto every beverage cup. Letting its food stand for itself and relying mostly on word of mouth for advertising, the Smashburger franchise expanded from one restaurant in 2007 to 220 today, with its swift growth from zero to 100 stores making it one of the nation's fastest-growing restaurant companies. This rapid development even caught the attention of Forbes and Inc. along the way.
Cuisine Type: Soul food
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Number of Tables: 11?25
Parking: Free street parking
Most popular offering: Braised pork loin with cheddar grits
Delivery/Takeout Available: Yes
Outdoor Seating: No
What is one of your most popular offerings? How is it prepared?
Braised pork loin served with homemade cheddar grits and pan gravy.
Do you adhere to any sustainable or eco-friendly practices?
I strive to buy local approved goods when available. I try to stay involved with the locals to be able to provide what they are looking for.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
I am a restaurant veteran that has been studying the trade for 15 years. My dream has always been to open a restaurant, and I love to make people happy. What makes people happier than soul food?
In your own words, how would you describe your menu?
Our menu will bring you the best of southern soul food prepared fresh here in my kitchen.