CALL FOR THE HUNGRIEST BANDS IN PHOENIX

Smashburger Hosts “Rock Your City” Band Competition on Saturday, February 6

(AVONDALE, ARIZ.) – January 12, 2010- Smashburger, a fast-casual restaurant, will celebrate its second Arizona store opening with the “Rock Your City” band competition.  The winning band will be heard during a one-hour set at the new Gateway Crossing in Avondale at 1 p.m. on Saturday, February 6, 2010.  Arizona’s second Smashburger location will open on February 3, 2010.

Avondale’s Rock Your City Band Competition:
Entry Deadline: Friday, January 22, 2010
Gig date: Saturday, February 6, 2010 from 1 p.m.-2 p.m.
Gig location: Gateway Crossing – 9915 W McDowell Road, Suite 101 in Avondale

How to Enter:
1. Upload a brief video performance (PG, please) to YouTube by Friday, January 22, 2010.
2. Send the YouTube link, band contact information and any questions to bands@smashburger.com.
3. For more information log onto www.smashburger.com/bands.

Appropriate entry videos will be posted on the Smashburger Web site. Phoenix area residents are encouraged to vote for their favorite band (fans can vote once per day) by logging onto www.smashburger.com/bands. The winning band will be announced Monday, February, 1 and will be “paid” in Smashburgers. So let the battle begin and don’t forget to vote.

Bands are responsible for transporting their own instruments and taking care of any sound equipment needs.

About Smashburger
Denver, Colorado-based Smashburger is a fast-casual restaurant designed to be every city’s favorite burger place. 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 275 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, 30-60 in 2009. 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.

Media Contact:
Christina Calhoun
PR for Smashburger
602.690.8180
christina@northstarbusinesssolutions.com