Smashburger was founded in 2007 in Denver, USA and if you’re wondering about the name, it comes from the way in which the burgers are prepared. The technique is nothing new and has been implemented in diners and ‘mom and pop’ places across America for decades, but this great way to cook burgers got lost somewhere along the way. With the ubiquity of fast food chains, we have become accustomed to pre-formed patties that are usually cooked from frozen. Smashburger take a freshly-ground 100% certified halal Angus beef meatball, and literally smash it down onto a buttered griddle to form the burger with a two-handed press and hold it down to start searing the beef. What this delivers is a patty that is full of flavor from the quality of the beef and a crunchy exterior from the searing that adds an extra level of texture to the burger.
Smashburger has many locations: The Village in Abu Hassaniah (5029 8884); Mishref Coop (2537 8596); Mahboula (2390 1591); and Salmiya on Salem Al Mubarak Street (5083 3743). You can order online via talabat.com and follow them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @Smashburgerq8.