June 28, 2010 // Franchising.com // Shreveport, La. — Smashburger, a fast-casual "better burger" restaurant will open its first Shreveport location on Wednesday, July 14, 2010. The restaurant will open at 7503 Youree Drive, Suite 500, in Regal Court and is the first of two Shreveport-Bossier area Smashburgers slated to open over the next year. Smashburger will offer juicy burgers made-to-order with 100-percent Certified Angus Beef, savory Smashchicken sandwiches and crisp Smashsalads as well as an array of Smashsides and delicious Häagan Dazs shakes.
Shreveport's Smashburger will feature a regional menu created with regional flavors and tastes in mind. The Shreveport menu includes:
Known for the cooking method used to create the perfect burger, Smashburgers start at $3.99 with a one-fourth, one-third or half-pound ball of 100-percent Certified Angus Beef fresh—not frozen—smashed on a flat grill to sear in superior juicy flavor. To further the "better burger" experience, Smashburgers are served on a toasted artisan bun and topped with a selection of flavorful cheeses, the freshest produce, and top-quality condiments.
Smashburger is known for its savory burgers, but the restaurant also serves up delicious crispy or grilled Smashchicken sandwiches, Smashdogs, and Smashsalads, with sides like veggie frites and rosemary and garlic–seasoned Smashfries. Burger lovers can pair their meals with beer, wine, Häagen-Dazs shakes, and root-beer or Crush soda floats.
"Shreveport's burger lovers will enjoy our delicious menu," says Smashburger Founder Tom Ryan. "We are excited to bring the first Smashburger to this market and become the community's favorite place for burgers."
"Louisiana's unique local flavors, paired with Smashburger's unique concept, offers something for everyone," says Scott Quigley, Shreveport Sizzle, Inc. partner. "The regional menu is sure to be a smash with Shreveport's burger lovers."
Denver-based Smashburger, the country's fastest growing "better burger" restaurant company, is designed to be every city's favorite burger place. It was named a 2009 Hot Concepts! award winner by Nation's Restaurant News. Developed and owned by private equity and concept-development firm Consumer Capital Partners (CCP), Smashburger operates and develops corporate, joint venture and franchise stores across the country. Smashburger currently has more than 70 stores in 15 states and has sold franchise and joint venture agreements that will bring the total to more than 375 locations over the next five years.
Denver-based Consumer Capital Partners (CCP) is an innovative private investment and concept development firm focused on multi-unit retail businesses, primarily in the restaurant, food, and leisure industries. CCP has deep experience in the fields of private equity, brand, concept and product development, and strategic consulting.
Shreveport Sizzle, Inc. is owned by Scott and Mary Quigley. Together they have more than 20 years of industry experience owning and operating successful multiunit stores. Shreveport Sizzle, Inc. provides valuable field insight on Smashburger's brand and menu development as well as operations and real estate.