Thursday, July 19, 2012
Wait, There's A SmashBurger In NYC?
Tom Ryan created Smashburger back in 2007 looking to take all of his vast experience in creating a better quality burger than say McDonald's. Well Mr. Ryan once worked for McDonald's, and Quizno's, Pizza Hut and Long John Silvers, not exactly the high quality that Smashburger is trying to promote, but I guess I'm just being picky. While at those wonderfully ordinary fast food establishments, Tom Ryan is credited with creating 'Stuff Crust Pizza,' McGriddles,' and the gloriously fattening McFlurry whatever it is. Now you can't really fault him for any of that and certainly his approach for his new venture is one of a much more genuine operation.
So the other day while reading an article on the incredible growth of Five Guys Burgers and Fries, Smashburger was referenced as being one of it's chief rivals. Again I had already been familiar with them for awhile even though I have never been. However in reading further I found out that Smashburger actually has one shop in Brooklyn, and it's at 80 Dekalb Ave! Well now you know that I must go there and give it a try so I can experience their 'Locally Inspired' recipe burgers. For instance:
Angus Patty, Grilled Pastrami, Swiss Cheese, Pickles, Onions, Yellow Mustard on a Pretzel Bun
The New Yorker
Angus Patty, NY Cheddar Cheese, Garlic Grilled Onions, Fresh Spinach, Tomato and Peppercorn Garlic Aioli on a Brioche Bun
Hmmm....those both sound super delicious. Basically you will only be able to get these two burgers at the Brooklyn location and I think that's kind of neat. Of course you can have any of their other regular menu items or create your own burger. Smashburger also have a very expanded menu unlike it's competitors, so you can bring someone along who isn't really in the mood for a juicy burger...