Smashburger- Quick Food That isn’t “Fast Food” (And Win $20 Gift Card)

I love burgers. Like, love. They are one of my favorite foods- I know that’s super corny, but what can I say. I love a GOOD burger. Lots of places, almost anyplace, makes burgers. But how good are they? That is to be decided. Most are dry, or greasy, or plain. But when I find a truly good burger- made well, cooked well, or even with fun or interesting flavors- that’s it, hooked for life. Or until a new chef comes and ruins the recipe! LOL

smashburgerOne of my favorite places, and one that is rapidly growing in my home state of NJ, is Smashburger. While it is a chain, many in this area are owned by a local husband and wife team, who take their restaurants very seriously. When you walk into Smashburger, you order at the counter as you would from a fast food restaurant, and then you are given a number to place on your table. A server brings the food to your table once it has been properly smashed (or cooked).

smashburgerSmashBurger’s menu is more expansive than your average fast food burger joint by offering salads, hot dogs, veggie burgers, and chicken sandwiches in addition to burgers. They also have several varieties of fries (shoe string variety) like rosemary or sweet potato, as well as milkshakes like mint oreo. Yes, mint oreo The beef SmashBurger uses fresh, never frozen, pucks of 100% black Angus chuck, and come in two sizes—1/3-pound and 1/2-pound. Both use an 80/20 meat-to-fat ratio. The meat ball is placed on the griddle surface that has been greased with butter, then the patty is then smashed using a two handed press. The patty is held down for 10 seconds and seasoned as it is cooked.

lancaster-NYC 561You can get nearly every kind of burger you can think of, from a classic, to a black bean, to the BBQ bacon and cheese topped with BBQ sauce, applewood smoked bacon, cheddar cheese, and haystack fried onions. My personal, and surprise favorite? The mushroom Swiss burger topped with garlic sautéed mushrooms, Swiss cheese, and mayo. My husband loves the New Jersey Smash- Applewood-smoked bacon, blue cheese, grilled onions, haystack onions, lettuce, tomato and mayo on an onion bun. (Every state gets it’s own burger.)

burger jointThis is a fun and easy place to stop and eat. To check it out sometime, one of you can win a $20 gift card. Please enter below!

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Comments

  1. Have never been! Yet ;)

  2. grendel says:

    not yet sounds good

  3. Catherine says:

    Yes, I have, and YUM!

    Thanks for the chance.

  4. Janet W. says:

    No, I haven’t, but would love to eat there in the future!

  5. No, but I can’t wait to try them!!!

  6. Kristie says:

    No, but it sounds amazing and would love to try it one day! :-)

  7. Sicorra says:

    They just opened in Canada last year and we go way too often :-) For the two of us the bill typically comes to $25.

  8. I’ve been there and I am addicted… hence why I need to win! :D

  9. D SCHMIDT says:

    I have never visited Smashburger but would love to do so.

  10. Yes! So yummy!

  11. monique says:

    I haven’t been to a Smashburger, but I look forward to a visit. That mushroom swiss sounds delish!

  12. Jeccica Simpson says:

    Yes I have in Las Vegas, NV

  13. Jeccica Simpson says:

    Yes in Las VegAS!!!

  14. Been to Smashburger 1x & would love to go back!

  15. I’ve never been to Smashburger but would love to go!
    Thanks!

  16. ELIZABETH C. says:

    No, I’ve never been there but the food looks great.

  17. Carolsue says:

    No, but I’ve seen them around. Would like to try it someday!

  18. Steve Stone says:

    ive been and it is really good

  19. Nikole Mayfield says:

    Just this week.

  20. Kathryn Hicks says:

    Yes. Yum.

  21. I just saw that I forgot to press the submit button on the bouncy castle giveaway for my “enter another giveaway” entry yesterday. I did two entries on it today; I hope you will still count it!

  22. courtney b says:

    yes I love it!

  23. not yet

  24. Kimberly Schotz says:

    We just had one open in our town less than a month ago. I have not been yet but your pictures look delicious.

  25. Tamra H says:

    Yes, love their grilled chicken smashburgers!

  26. Kris I. says:

    I havent been there yet

  27. Christine says:

    I haven’t been to a Smashburger yet.
    Thanks for the chance!

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