Smashburger Announces the Opening of its Second New England Location at University Station Westwood

Local Residents Can Savor the ‘Better Burger’

DENVER, CO —Smashburger, the nation’s fastest growing “better burger” restaurant, today announced that it will open its second New England location at 203 University Ave, University Station, Westwood, MA 02090 on Wednesday April 1, 2015. The restaurant will open at 10:00 AM. 

“We are excited to bring Smashburger’s better burger to Westwood Massachusetts. Satisfying and real, basic and good, affordable and fresh – Smashburger is a place with a burger soul,” says Smashburger Founder & Chief Concept Officer, Tom Ryan. “With a broad menu of handcrafted burgers, chicken, salads, signature sides and handspun shakes, Smashburger has something for everyone and we are proud to be opening another location in the area.”

This new Smashburger at University Station will feature a menu created with regional flavors and tastes in mind. The menu includes the New England Smashburger and chicken sandwich with Cranberry Stilton, cranberry sauce & grilled onions on an egg bun.

At Smashburger, the secret is in the smash. It starts with 100-percent—fresh, never frozen, All-natural Certified Angus Beef and 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.

Smashburger has over 300 restaurant locations across the United States and is more than just burgers. Customers can also enjoy a selection of tender marinated grilled or crispy chicken sandwiches and fresh-tossed signature salads, along with a variety of irresistible sides including rosemary and garlic–seasoned Smashfries, Haystack Onions, and Veggie Frites (flash-fried and seasoned carrot sticks and green beans). The restaurant will also serve a selection of beverages including handspun Haagen-Dazs shakes and root-beer floats in frosted mugs.

The 2400 square-foot Smashburger, which has dining room seating for 70 guests and patio seating for 4, will be the second location to open in the New England area. Regular restaurant hours will be 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM daily.

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 www.smashburger.com or check us out on Facebook and Twitter. 

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 & local craft beer. The company began in 2007 with the vision of Rick Schaden and funding by Consumer Capital Partners—the private equity firm that Rick and his father Richard own. Smashburger now operates more than 310 corporate and franchise restaurants in 34 states and seven international countries. To learn more, visit www.smashburger.com

About Consumer Capital Partners
Consumer Capital Partners is an innovative investment and operating company, focused on starting up, operating and investing in consumer, franchising and lifestyle brands. Consumer Capital Partners also engages in modern channels of giving across a broad spectrum of contemporary causes. To learn more about CCP, please visit www.consumercp.com.

University Station, Westwood

University Station is a 2 million square foot mixed-used project in Westwood, Massachusetts located on University Avenue at Exit 13 on Route 128/I-95 and adjacent to the Route 128 MBTA Commuter Rail/Amtrak Station.  Anchored by Target and Wegmans, University Station features an exciting mix of stores and restaurants (with openings that began in March), New England’s first Life Time Athletic, Gables Residential (featuring 350 luxury apartments) and Bridges by Epoch (a memory care facility). University Station is a development of New England Development, Eastern Real Estate and National Development. For more information on openings at University Station visit http://www.shopuniversitystation.com/directory .