THE WORD ON THE STREET IS "DAAAANG!"

Smashburger to open in Atlanta July 7

Smashburger is set to open its first metro Atlanta location July 7 in Buckhead.  The restaurant will open at 2625 Piedmont Road NE and is the first of at least 20 area Smashburgers set to open in the next seven years.

Smashburger, which always has regional burgers on the menu, will feature the Atlanta burger with peach barbecue sauce, Wicked Pimena cheese, grilled jalapeños and Vidalia coleslaw on an egg bun.

The restaurant will also feature the Atlanta Dog with Wicked Pimena cheese, grilled jalapeños and Vidalia coleslaw.

Atlanta Business Chronicle first reported the Denver-based chain was interested in the market in February 2010.