November 08, 2010 // Franchising.com // (SAN DIEGO) – To celebrate Veteran's Day, nationally acclaimed industry-leading "better burger" restaurant.
Smashburger will donate $1 from every San Diego burger sold to the Veterans Village of San Diego. The local community is invited to share the burger love on Veteran's Day—Thursday, November 11, 2010.
"We look forward to making a significant contribution to veteran relief programs," says David Whisenhunt, San Diego franchise co-owner. "Together we will support the local community of veterans across San Diego."
Named for the cooking method used to create the perfect burger, Smashburgers are a one-third or half-pound ball of beef smashed on a flat grill to sear in the juicy flavor. To further the "better burger" experience, Smashburgers are served on a toasted artisan bun and topped with a selection of real cheeses, the freshest produce and top-quality condiments.
Smashburger is known for its savory burgers, but the restaurant also serves up delicious 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, root-beer floats, beer and wine.
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 during the next five years. To learn more, visit www.smashburger.com.
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. To learn more about CCP, please visit www.consumercp.com.
VVSD has served all veterans since 1981 and is dedicated to "Leave No One Behind." With five locations throughout San Diego County, VVSD is the only program of its kind in the United States and is nationally recognized as the leader in serving homeless military veterans. Each year VVSD provides services to more than 2,000 military veterans throughout the County of San Diego. The VVSD will hosts the annual Stand Down which is an intervention program designed by VVSD to help SD county's homeless veterans combat life on the streets. Today, more than 200 Stand Downs take place across the country every year, based on VVSD's model.