Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Smashburger to Open in Gaithersburg on July 9

From our friends at Smashburger...

"Better Burger" Restaurant Opening Eighth DC Metropolitan Area Location in Gaithersburg, Maryland

Smashburger, the nation's fastest growing "better burger" restaurant, brings its fresh approach and new gluten free buns to Gaithersburg when it fires up the grill on Wednesday, July 9, 2014. The new spot will serve its signature juicy patties – smashed fresh, served delicious – along with its Haagen-Dazs shakes, tempting sides and regional menu items crafted to please local's palates in this burgeoning region.

Smashburger Gaithersburg will show off a sleek, urban design with 75 seats and custom murals that pay homage to the people and signature landmarks of the area, as well as an exclusive menu of regional items crafted to please local palates. The exclusive menu, created with local flavors and tastes in mind, will include standout recipes like the Truffle Mushroom Swiss with truffle mayo, sautéed baby crimini mushrooms and aged Swiss on an egg bun and Spicy Baja, packed full of punch with fresh jalapeños, guacamole, pepper jack, lettuce, tomato, onion and chipotle mayo on a spicy chipotle bun. Guests can also savor every bite of the Capital Burger or Capital Chicken Sandwich, served solely in the DC metropolitan area and topped with grilled onions, aged Swiss cheese, baby arugula, applewood-smoked bacon, tomatoes and mayo on a brioche bun.

"I am excited for the Gaithersburg community to experience our classic menu comprised of fresh ingredients, in addition to brand new, health-conscious options that maintain mouth-watering deliciousness accompanied with guilt-free dining," says Smashburger Founder & Chief Concept Officer Tom Ryan. "Whether you're into more creative flavor combinations like our Cucumber, Spinach & Goat Cheese Burger or classics like our BBQ, Bacon & Cheddar, there are options to satisfy all appetites."

At Smashburger, the secret is in the smash. Starting with 100-percent—fresh, never frozen, Certified Angus Beef, the burger is smashed on a 400 degree flat grill to sear in the juicy flavor. To further the "better burger" experience, the delectable burgers are served on toasted artisan buns and topped with a selection of the freshest produce, real cheeses and highest-quality condiments available.

Smashburger's signature recipes and create your own burgers are smashed fresh, served delicious every time. More than just burgers, customers can also enjoy a selection of tender marinated grilled chicken sandwiches and fresh tossed signature salads, along with a variety of irresistible sides including Veggie Frites, which are flash-fried and seasoned carrot sticks and green beans, Haystack Onions and rosemary and garlic–seasoned Smashfries. The restaurant will also serve a selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages including local beers, hand-spun Häagen-Dazs shakes, Honest Tea drinks and IBC® root-beer floats.

"We are excited to open our eighth DMV area Smashburger," says Scott Crane, Chief Executive Officer of Smashburger. "With Washingtonian Center nearby, a shopping complex with a gorgeous lakefront view, Gaithersburg was the ideal choice for our next better burger location."

Smashburger is located at 200 Ellington Boulevard, Gaithersburg, MD 20878. Hours of operation are 10:00am to 10:00pm daily. To learn more, visit or find Smashburger on Facebook and Twitter. Select menu item images are available upon request.

About Smashburger:
Smashburger is a leading fast casual "better burger" restaurant with more than 270 corporate and franchise restaurants operating in 30 states and in five international countries. The company began in 2007 with the vision of Rick Schaden and funding by Consumer Capital Partners - the private equity firm that he and his father Richard own. By offering fresh, premium "smashed to order" burgers, chicken sandwiches, salads, signature side items and hand-spun shakes, Smashburger has modernized the way people think about burgers. Known for localizing its menu in every market with regionally inspired burgers, side items and local craft beers, Smashburger has received numerous awards, including ranking #2 on Franchise Times "2014 Fast & Serious" list of smartest-growing brands, being named "America's Most Promising Company" by Forbes Magazine in 2011 and to the Top 10 in 2014, topping Fast Casual's "Top Mover & Shakers" list for 2014 and 2012, and being featured on the Inc. 500 List of "America's Fastest Growing Companies." Smashburger also regularly receives "Best Burger" awards in cities around the world. To learn more, visit