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SmashBurger Opens at The Hub

PRESS RELEASE — Smashburger, the nation’s fastest growing “better burger” restaurant, today announced that it will open its third Tallahassee location at The Hub (1660 W. Tennessee St. Unit 1) on March 23. The restaurant will open at 10:00 AM where the first 200 customers will receive a free Classic Smash.

“We are excited to bring Smashburger’s better burger to The Hub. Satisfying and real, basic and good, affordable and fresh – Smashburger is a place with a burger soul,” says Smashburger Co-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 closer to students attending Florida State University, Tallahassee Community College and Florida A&M University.” 

This new Smashburger in Tallahassee will feature a menu created with regional flavors and tastes in mind. The menu includes the Panhandle  Smashburger and chicken sandwich with Wicked® Pimina Cheese, Gulden’s® Spicy Brown Mustard, fried green tomatoes, shredded lettuce and mayo 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 325 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 alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages ranging from handspun shakes, root-beer floats in frosted mugs and beer.

The 2,100 – square foot Tallahassee Smashburger, which has dining room seating for 61guests and patio seating for 48, will be the third location to open in the Tallahassee area. Regular restaurant hours will be 10:00 AM – 11:00 PM Sunday through Wednesday and 10:00 AM through midnight Thursday through Saturday. For holiday hours, please call the restaurant directly at (850) 579-7654.

Local fans are encouraged to join Smashburger’s Smash Club.  Smash Club members receive the latest news, tastiest promotions and exclusive coupons. For more information, please visit www.smashburger.com or check out Smashburger on FacebookTwitter or Instagram

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 and local craft beer. Smashburger 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. There are currently over 325 corporate and franchise restaurants operating in 34 states and seven 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.

About David Walker

David Walker – president and CEO of Sizzle Adventures and co-franchise owner of the new Hub Smashburger location – began his franchise career with Subway, opening as many as 10 stores. Through Subway, Walker was the first to bring a drive-thru concept to the region. He then went on to co-found Tropical Smoothie Café in 1997 which will have 550 stores nationwide by the end of the year. In addition to The Hub on West Tennessee Street, Walker co-owns the Village Commons and Magnolia Grove Smashburger restaurants in Tallahassee and the Destin Commons location in Destin. He also recently opened four Which Wich locations in Tallahassee – in Walker Plaza, Village Commons, Magnolia Grove and The Hub.

About Kerry Nohle

Kerry Nohle – managing partner of Sizzle Adventures and co-franchise owner of the Tallahassee and Destin Smashburger locations – began his restaurant operations career with Walker at Subway and was responsible for opening multiple locations. Since 2005, Nohle has owned eight Subway locations. In 2011, Nohle became a franchisee and area representative for Marco’s Pizza in North and South Carolina and sold more than 26 franchises during his two years in this capacity. Nohle is a managing partner with Walker on opening Which Wich and Smashburger restaurants in the Tallahassee and Destin locations.

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