Smashburger to Serve up Food, Comfort and Electricity to Colorado Flood First Responders

Better Burger Restaurants to Give FREE Entrées, Sides and Beverages to Flood First Responders at All Colorado Locations; Serve As Charging Stations and Break Spot

September 15, 2013 07:47 PM Eastern Daylight Time
--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Smashburger:

What:

Smashburger, the nation’s fastest growing "better burger" restaurant announced it will provide first responders* assisting in the rescue and evacuation operation of Boulder County’s flood emergency a FREE entrée, side and a beverage at all of its Colorado area locations. The company also invites first responders to use its restaurants as a place to take a break and charge electronic devices as needed. *Valid first responder ID required for redemption.

Additionally, Smashburger's Smashmobile will be onsite to serve breakfast to evacuees and first responders at the Forth Morgan Middle School, 300 Devel St., on Monday, September 16, starting at 6 a.m. "Morgan County, where the flood waters have converged into the South Platte River, has cut the county in half and the damage is expected to be catastrophic. There is nowhere for that water to go -- except down all of our rivers and streams that ultimately feed into the South Platte --- which is already flooding," according to 7 New Meterologist Matt Makens.

When:

Monday, September 16 – Wednesday, September 18

10:00AM – 10:00PM (at participating Smashburger Colorado locations)

Where:

All Colorado Smashburger restaurant locations

Why:

"The flooding that started on Thursday in Boulder County is a terrible situation. As the flooding progresses statewide, all those affected will remain in our thoughts," said Dave Prokupek, CEO of Smashburger. "Colorado is Smashburger’s home, so we want to show our thanks for the efforts of our extraordinary first responders by offering them free food and a place to take a break and charge their cell phones and other mobile devices. These are our heroes, and we appreciate their hard work during this very difficult time."

Participating Smashburger locations include:

Aurora, Boulder, Denver, Englewood, Federal Heights, Fort Collins, Glendale, Greenwood Village, Highlands Ranch, Lafayette, Littleton, Lone Tree, Longmont, Loveland, Northglenn and Wheat Ridge.

Smashburger is America’s fastest growing, fast casual "better burger" restaurant with 230 corporate and franchise restaurants operating in 30 states and in four international countries. To learn more, visit www.smashburger.com.

Contact:

BML Public Relations
Brian M. Lowe
973-337-6395
C:973-868-4486

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