Thursday, August 18, 2011

San Diego: Smashburger Is Coming To Kearny Mesa

Psst Locals...San Diego's sixth Smashburger is coming to Kearny Mesa.

Smashburger, a fast-casual “better burger” restaurant is gearing up to open its sixth San Diego location on Thursday, September 8, 2011. The restaurant will open in Kearny Mesa at 3737 Murphy Canyon Road, Suite F. This is the sixth of eight San Diego Smashburger locations slated to open in the next year. San Diego’s other Smashburger restaurants are located in La Jolla, Del Mar, Mission Valley, Downtown’s East Village and most recently, Rancho Peñasquitos.
Named for the cooking method used to create delicious burgers, a Smashburger is 100-percent—fresh, never frozen, Certified Angus Beef smashed on a flat grill to sear in the juicy flavor. To further the “better burger” experience, every Smashburger is served on a butter toasted artisan bun and topped with a selection of real cheeses, the freshest produce, and top-quality condiments.

Smashburger San Diego features a regional menu created with the best regional flavors and tastes in mind. The San Diego regional menu includes:
The signature San Diego Smashburger featuring fresh avocado, fresh cilantro and onions, pepper jack cheese, lettuce, tomato, sour cream and chipotle mayo on a fresh torta roll, served with a wedge of lime.
The BBQ Ranch chicken sandwich featuring grilled or crispy chicken breast with applewood smoked bacon, haystack onions, lettuce, tomato, bbq sauce and ranch dressing on an artisan butter toasted egg bun.
The Sunset salad featuring a fresh mix of garden greens topped with strips of grilled or crispy chicken, sliced marinated balsamic tomatoes, raisins, cranberries, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, blue cheese, served with balsamic vinaigrette dressing.
Regional microbrews from San Diego-based breweries as well as wine from California-based wineries.

Smashburger is known for its savory burgers, but the restaurant also serves up delicious chicken sandwiches, grilled and seared hotdogs, and delicious salads, with an array of sides like veggie frites and rosemary and garlic–seasoned Smashfries. Guests can pair their meals with beer, wine, handspun Häagen-Dazs shakes, and root-beer floats.

“We are excited to bring Smashburger to the Kearny Mesa neighborhood,” says Smashburger Chairman and CEO David Prokupek. “San Diego has been extremely welcoming to the Smashburger brand and we looking forward to sharing our great tasting burgers with the Kearny Mesa community.”

To get a preview of the newest San Diego Smashburger location, Smashfans may enter to win a chance to attend the “Sneak Peek Party” on Wednesday, September 7, 2011 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. by emailing their full name, home address and mobile number to . Subject line should be titled “Kearny Mesa Sneak Peek Party.” Guests will be selected at random from the pool of entrants. Guests will be selected by Friday, September 2, 2011.

Smashburger San Diego has created a “secret menu” based on items that Smashfans have crafted on their own:
-Fido Style Smashburger – this dog-friendly patty is made with an unseasoned 1/4 pound, 100% fresh, never frozen, certified angus beef patty served in convenient bite-sized pieces and on a fido-friendly plate. To order the item, guest simply need to request a Smashburger "Fido Style," at the price of $2. *

-PB&J Shake – this shake combines the Haagen-Daz Nutter Butter and Strawberry shake to create an irresistible Peanut Butter and Jelly flavor for just $3.99. *

-Sin City Smashburger – originally crafted with the Vegas ‘city that never sleeps’ lifestyle in mind, it features 100% fresh, never frozen, certified angus beef, placed on an egg bun, then topped with a fried egg, applewood smoked bacon, melted American cheese, grilled and haystack onions, and the signature smash sauce. (This Smashburger is served for breakfast at the East Village location from 7 a.m. to noon and available for lunch and dinner at all other locations).

The items marked with a * are exclusive to the San Diego market, which currently consists of locations in La Jolla, Del Mar, Mission Valley and East Village.

About Smashburger
Denver-based Smashburger, the country’s fastest growing fast casual “better burger” restaurant concept, is designed to be every city’s favorite place for burgers. It received the International Council of Shopping Centers 2011 Hot Retailer Award and was named a 2009 Hot Concepts! award winner by Nation’s Restaurant News. Smashburger has also received numerous awards from critics and consumers alike from around the country. Developed and owned by private equity and concept-development firm Consumer Capital Partners (CCP), Smashburger operates and develops corporate, joint venture and franchise stores across the country. Smashburger currently has 100 stores nationwide, and with the commitment from its franchise partners to build 463 units, Smashburger is on target to have 500 plus stores in the next few years. To learn more, visit

I am excited to get a "date night" out with Mr. to attend their “Sneak Peek Party” and eat some good sounding grub. We've never been to a Smashburger, but I know we'll love it, it's our kind of place. I took a peek at their menu and wow, it all sounds good. Hopefully we'll meet some new faces and bloggers out there. If any of you locals are attending let me know so we can say Hi! I'll be sure to write up a yelp review and blog about our night out later on.

*Disclosure* I wrote this post for "Mommy? I'm Hungry!" about Smashburger. I was invited to attend their Grand Opening. Product info & stock images provided by PR or Co.

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