Smashburger opens in Durham on March 12 with 10% of first five days’ receipts benefitting Duke Children’s Hospital & Health Center
When: March 12, 2014
Where: 2608 Erwin Road, Durham, NC
Two local residents are opening “Smashburger” in Durham, the first of several they have planned for the Triangle region. Triangle residents for more than 27 years, area franchise owners Ketan and Jayshri Patel selected Duke Children’s as the grand opening beneficiary because of its nationally ranked work as one of the largest charity healthcare providers for children in the southeast. Donations from the grand opening will support the organization’s mission to continue providing innovative patient-and-family-centered care and discovering treatments to help future generations.
“We’re extremely proud to be working with Duke Children’s Hospital for the Durham Smashburger grand opening,” says co-owner Jayshri Patel. “As a proud Duke University alumna, it’s an honor to give back to this life-changing pediatrics program as we open our first Smashburger location here in our own backyard.”
Just what is a smashed burger? 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 burgers are served on toasted artisan buns and topped with a selection of the freshest produce, real cheeses and highest quality condiments.
Not a burger-lover? Then you can also enjoy a selection of tender grilled 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 including handspun Häagen-Dazs® shakes, root beer floats in frosted mugs and beer, including local craft brews.
To round out this exciting news, I am happy to report Smashburger is providing a giveaway for two dinner entrees. Just leave a comment and share this post on twitter using #SmashDurham or Facebook and tell me you did to be entered for a chance to win. Winner will be randomly chosen March 12th.
To learn more, visit www.smashburger.com.