Juicy “Better Burger” Flavor Hits Yankee Doodle Road and Promenade Avenue

(MINNEAPOLIS, MINN.) January 18, 2010–Denver-based fast-casual restaurant Smashburger brings “better burgers” to Eagan on Wednesday, February 17, 2010. The Eagan store, located at 1270 Promenade Place, is the sixth Twin Cities Smashburger.

The Eagan location will feature the Twin Cities Smashburger, a 100-percent Angus beef burger topped with layers of melted cheddar bar cheese, Swiss cheese, and garlic grilled onions with lettuce, tomato, and mayonnaise on a butter-toasted onion bun.

Named for the cooking method used to create the perfect burger, Smashburgers start with a one-third or half-pound ball of 100-percent Angus beef—fresh, not frozen—smashed, seared and seasoned on a flat grill. Served on a butter-toasted artisan bun and topped with a selection of real cheeses, the freshest produce and top-quality condiments.

The restaurant also serves delicious Smashchicken, Smashdogs and Smashsalads, with sides like veggie frites and rosemary and garlic-seasoned Smashfries. Diners can also enjoy Häagen-Dazs shakes, root beer floats, beer and wine with their meal.

“After entering the Twin Cities market in 2009, it’s obvious that Minnesotans crave our ‘better burgers’,” says Smashburger President Scott Crane. “Smashburger’s south-metro location brings us one step closer to becoming every city’s favorite place for burgers.”

About Smashburger
Denver-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, 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.

For press inquiries, please contact Alexis Walsko (alexis@lolaredpr.com) or Allison Dent (allison@lolaredpr.com) at (612) 333-1723. For more details on Smashburger, visit www.smashburger.com.

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