THE WORD ON THE STREET IS "DAAAANG!"

CALL FOR ARTISTS: SMASHBURGER SEEKS LOCAL BAND FOR JULY 24, 2010 GIG

Shreveport, La.—(July 5, 2010)—Smashburger, a fast-casual “better burger” restaurant, is looking for Shreveport-Bossier’s best homegrown band to “Rock Your City.” The winning band will perform at the new Regal Court location in Shreveport at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 24, 2010. Louisiana’s first Smashburger will open July 14, 2010.

SHREVEPORT’S BEST HOMEGROWN BAND
Entry deadline: Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Gig date: Saturday, July 24, 2010, 5:00 p.m.
7503 Youree Drive, Suite 500
www.smashburger.com/bands

Think your band has what it takes? Here’s how to get in the running:
1. Upload a video of you/your band performing (PG, please) to YouTube by Tuesday, July 13, 2010.
2. Send the link, your contact information, and any questions to bands@smashburger.com.

Finalists will be notified of their inclusion in the competition. The winning band will be chosen by the public through online voting, which runs from July 14 to July 18. The chosen band will be announced on Monday July 19, 2010. Be sure visit www.smashburger.com/bands to see how your band is faring and remind your friends to vote.

If you will work for burgers, this could be the gig for you. The winning band will play a one-hour set at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 24, 2010. Local media will be invited to this event and bands’ videos will be posted on the national Smashburger website. A large crowd is anticipated and there is potential for media coverage for the grand opening. Bands are responsible for transporting their own instruments and taking care of all sound equipment needs.

About Smashburger
Denver-based Smashburger is a fast-casual restaurant designed to be every city’s favorite place for burgers. Developed and owned by private equity and concept-development firm Consumer Capital Partners (CCP), Smashburger develops both corporate and joint venture partner stores. The company has sold franchise agreements that will total more than 375 locations over the next five years. The corporate, joint venture, and franchise development deals are part of Smashburger’s plan to open 500-plus restaurants across the country, 100-125 stores will be open nationwide by the end of 2010. Smashburger was named a 2009 Hot Concepts! award winner by Nation’s Restaurant News. To learn more, visit www.smashburger.com.

About Consumer Capital Partners
Denver-based Consumer Capital Partners (CCP) is an innovative private investment and concept development firm focused on multi-unit retail businesses, primarily in the restaurant, liquor, food, and leisure industries. CCP has deep experience in the fields of private equity, brand, concept and product development, and strategic consulting. To learn more about CCP, please visit www.consumercp.com.
 

Contact
Sara Hebert
Williams Creative Group
(318) 227-1515
sara@williamscreativegroup.com