Smashburger, the nation’s fastest growing “better burger” restaurant, is gearing up to open its second Triangle location Wednesday, Dec. 17 in the Shops at Falls Village (6679 Falls of Neuse Rd.) in North Raleigh. I visited their Durham location back in March and was very impressed with the food. I had heard rumors that a Raleigh location was in the works and am excited that it is finally happening. I am always on the hunt for a great burger and we need a place like this on Falls of Neuse Road. You can read my full review of the Durham Smashburger here and find details about the Raleigh location Grand Opening on the 17th below.
Samshburger Grand Opening Celebration
The community is invited to opening day for a first-hand taste, fun onsite activities (including a SNOW machine) for the kids to enjoy snow flurries along with fun games and tasty giveaway opportunities throughout the day. The grand opening will also help raise money for Communities in Schools of Wake County, the area’s largest dropout prevention agency that helps students in need. The local restaurant owners are donating 10 percent of total proceeds from opening day through Friday, Dec. 19 to the local nonprofit.
At Smashburger, the secret is in the smash. It starts with 100-percent fresh, never frozen Certified Angus Beef that 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 (including gluten-free buns) and topped with a selection of the freshest produce, real cheeses and highest quality condiments.
Smashburger serves more than just burgers. Guests can also enjoy a selection of tender marinated grilled or crispy chicken sandwiches, black bean burgers, 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 alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages ranging from handspun shakes, root beer floats in frosted mugs and beer, including local craft brews.
Smashburger is a leading fast casual “better burger” restaurant with more than 290 corporate and franchise restaurants operating in 32 states and in five international countries. The company began in 2007 with the vision of Rick Schaden and funding by Consumer Capital Partners—the private equity firm that he and his father Richard own. By offering fresh, premium “smashed to order” burgers, chicken sandwiches, salads, signature side items and hand-spun shakes, Smashburger has modernized the way people think about burgers. Known for localizing its menu in every market with regionally inspired burgers, side items and local craft beers, Smashburger has received numerous awards, including topping Fast Casual’s 2012 Top Mover & Shakers list, America’s Most Promising Company by Forbes magazine, INC. 500’s List of America’s Fastest Growing Companies and INC’s #9 Hire Power Award winner, as well as regularly receiving “best burger” awards in cities around the world. To learn more, visit http://www.smashburger.com.
About Communities In Schools of Wake County
CIS Wake helps schools remove the barriers that put students at risk of wasting their potential by surrounding students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. As the area’s largest dropout prevention agency, they serve more than 2,200 students at four after-school community-based learning centers and within 16 Wake County public school sites. Their goal is to reduce the Wake County Public School System dropout rate and prepare students for post-secondary education and careers. They achieve this by providing individualized case management that tracks and increases student performance in attendance, behavior and course work success. For more information, please visit http://www.ciswake.org.
Smashburger – Raleigh
6679 Falls of Neuse Rd – Raleigh, NC (map)