Smashburger first arrived in South Florida in November of 2011, bringing the worldwide number to close to 200, and there are currently four locations in the area: Miami, Kendall, Coral Springs and Pembroke Pines. But that's not all. There is a new location opening in Palm Beach County's Boynton Beach on December 31, 2012 at 1729 S. Federal Highway. Happy New Year! With all these burger places popping up everywhere, I thought I'd visit the Kendall location at 9019 SW 107 Avenue, Space 3340, to get a taste of one of the nation's fastest growing "better-burger" concept chains.
|Close-up of Miami Burger|
I was wondering where the name "Smashburger" came from. It turns out, it originates from the way the burger is prepared. They start out with 100% Angus Beef rolled into a plump meatball; smash, sear and season it with their secret spice blend on the grill, then place it on a butter-toasted artisan bun, and top it with high-quality cheese, fresh produce and condiments. Smashburger stands behind its "smashing" process because it caramelizes the beef, sealing in the juices and adding to the taste. Aside from their signature burgers, chicken, salads and sides, Smashburger also offers delicious milkshakes and malts made from Haagen Dazs ice-cream.
|Miami Burger with Smashfries|
Although all the locations have their signature burgers such as the Classic and the Mushroom Swiss, I wanted to try their locally-inspired regional one created just for South Florida: the Miami Burger; a latin fusion on a bun representing the Quintessential Frita. They've paired 100% Certified Angus beef with grilled Chorizo, then topped it with frita potatoes, Swiss cheese, lettuce, tomato and bold, spicy mayo on a Cuban roll. I gobbled it down with one of their signature sides, Smashfries; delicious french fries drizzled with rosemary, olive oil and garlic.
|Avocado Club with Veggie Frites|
|Sweet Potato Fries|
|Spinach and Goat Cheese Salad|
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