Grilling a burger is like playing chess; it takes minutes to learn, a lifetime to master, and there are only so many places you can hide your rook. Savor masterful cooking and gamepiece-free food with this Groupon.
$6 for $12 Worth of Burgers and American Fare
Smashburger's chefs, also known as "burger smashers", cook each 100% Angus beef or black-bean Smashburger ($4.99+) to order, in addition to crafting grilled and crispy Smashchicken sandwiches ($5.99+), and Smashsalads ($4.99–$6.99). They also prepare Smashsides such as rosemary- and garlic-tossed Smashfries ($1.99–$2.99), plus handspun Häagen-Dazs shakes and malts ($3.99–$4.29).
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% 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 Häagen-Dazs 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 to 160 restaurants in five years, 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.