"Better Burger" Restaurant to Heat up Downtown's Lunch Hour, Dinner, and Late Night Dining Scene
September 14, 2010 // Franchising.com // DENVER -- Smashburger, a nationally acclaimed industry-leading "better burger" restaurant, is excited to announce the opening of its downtown Denver store in the Tabor Center, 1203 16th St., on September 22, 2010. The new location will cater to downtown Denver's "work hard, play hard" vibrancy by extending its hours, offering a line of all-day breakfast sandwiches and "After Hours" shakes and floats in addition to the classic Smashburger menu that its fans know and love.
"Our hometown of Denver has a modern vitality and great nightlife," says Smashburger Founder Tom Ryan. "We are thrilled to open our first downtown location and cater to the lifestyle of those who live, work and play near the 16th Street Mall."
The Tabor Center Smashburger will exclusively feature a menu of breakfast sandwiches served all day, alcohol-spiked "After Hours" HÃ¤agen-Dazs shakes and floats, expanded beer and wine options, a custom iced tea bar and weekend hours--10:00 a.m. to midnight, Thursday through Saturday. The Tabor Center location will also have Smashburger's signature Colorado menu and the newly expanded chicken and salad menu.
"Smashburger's dynamic environment and crowd-pleasing menu are well-suited to robust urban locations," says Smashburger Chairman and CEO Dave Prokupek. "We are proud to make our first foray into a downtown community at Tabor Center in the epicenter of our hometown."
Denver-based Smashburger, the country's fastest growing "better burger" restaurant company, is designed to be every city's favorite place for burgers. 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 will open more than 100 stores by 2010's conclusion and operate more than 200 in 2011. It has sold franchise and joint venture agreements that will bring the total to more than 400 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, liquor, food, and leisure industries. CCP has deep experience in the fields of private equity, brand, concept and product development.