3900 E Mexico Ave #1200
Denver, CO, 80210 United States
Smashburger thinks its burgers are a smash, but that's not where it gets its name. A franchisor of the Smashburger quick-casual restaurant chain, the company boasts more than 50 restaurants in the western and central US. Its restaurants serve standard hamburger and fries fare, as well as hot dogs, salads, chili, veggie sides, and, in some markets, beer and wine. While it features fast-food-like walk-up counters, the chain offers fresh burgers cooked to order using a technique that involves "smashing" balls of hamburger meat onto a griddle to sear the meat. Smashburger was founded in 2007 by CEO David Prokupek and Tom Ryan, who are affiliates of Consumer Capital Partners, the company's largest shareholder.