Smashburger Continues Los Angeles Growth with Opening at Universal CityWalk

“Better Burger” Restaurant Heats Up CityWalk With New Restaurant

LOS ANGELES - October 07, 2015 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Smashburger, the nation’s fastest growing fast-casual better burger restaurant, is excited to bring its fresh approach to Universal Studios Hollywood when it opens its new restaurant location on Wednesday, October 21st at Universal CityWalk. The new spot located at the entertainment district will serve its signature juicy patties – smashed fresh, served delicious, along with grilled chicken sandwiches, Haagen-Dazs® shakes and tempting sides.

Smashburger has developed a menu specifically for the new restaurant designed to ensure an easy and efficient ordering process for busy guests. This menu features Smashburger favorites, including recipe sandwiches like the Classic Smash™ topped with the brand’s signature Smash Sauce and the Avocado Club Chicken, topped with fresh avocado and applewood smoked bacon. The new location will offer To-Go orders only and will share an outside seating area with other CityWalk restaurants.

“We’re incredibly excited to bring Smashburger to Universal CityWalk, the perfect spot in Los Angeles to expose the brand to so many people,” commented Smashburger President & CEO, Scott Crane. “We’re absolutely thrilled to connect with passionate fans, develop relationships and connect with our guests in this wonderful area Universal Studios has created.”

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

The new Smashburger CityWalk venue will operate during normal park hours of Sunday-Thursday 10:00am-9:00pm & 11:00am-11:00pm Friday-Saturday. For holiday hours, please call the restaurant directly at 818-850-5628. The address is 1000 Universal City Plaza, Universal City, CA 91608.

Local fans are also encouraged to join Smashburger’s Smash Club. Smash Club members receive the latest news, tastiest promotions, and exclusive coupons. For more information on Smashburger, please visit or check us out on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.

About Smashburger

Smashburger is a leading fast casual “better burger” restaurant known for its fresh never frozen, 100% Certified Angus Beef® burgers that are smashed on the grill to sear in the juices, creating an upscale quality burger packed with flavor and served at a great value. In addition to burgers, Smashburger offers grilled or crispy chicken sandwiches, fresh salads, signature side items such as Haystack onions and Veggie Frites, and hand spun Haagen-Dazs® shakes. On each market menu, Smashburger offers locally inspired items like the regional burger, as well as regional sides and local craft beer. Smashburger began in 2007 and there are now currently over 330 corporate and franchise restaurants operating in 34 states and seven countries. To learn more, visit

About Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal CityWalk

Universal Studios Hollywood, The Entertainment Capital of L.A.SM, includes a full-day, movie-based theme park and Studio Tour; the CityWalk entertainment, shopping and dining complex, the Universal CityWalk Cinemas and the “5 Towers” state-of-the-art outdoor concert venue. World-class rides and attractions include the renowned, behind-the-scenes Studio Tour featuring the intense “King Kong 360 3-D” attraction and the all-new “Fast & Furious—Supercharged” thrill ride as the Studio Tour’s grand finale. Other popular rides include the 3D-HD adventure, “Despicable Me Minion Mayhem” and immersive “Super Silly Fun Land,” the critically-acclaimed mega-attraction, “Transformers™: The Ride-3D,” “Revenge of the MummySM—The Ride,” “Jurassic Park® —The Ride” and “Springfield,” hometown of America’s favorite TV family, adjacent to the award-winning “The Simpsons RideTM” and the “Nighttime Studio Tour” which runs on select evenings.

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Smashburger is a leading fast casual "better burger" restaurant known for its fresh never frozen, 100% Certified Angus Beef® burgers that are smashed on the grill to sear in the juice.


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