Smashburger (Smashburger Franchising LLC) is seeking multi-unit development partners domestically and internationally. To be considered, individuals or partnerships must meet the following minimum criteria:

  • Demonstrated enthusiasm, drive and passion, and a proven record of success in the restaurant industry
  • Five years of┬ámulti-unit restaurant management experience as an owner and / or operator
  • Operating, real estate and trade area experience in development territory
  • Dedicated support team for Smashburger
  • Ability to obtain a liquor license (where applicable)
  • In general, we require:
    - $1.5 million in net worth (individual or partnership)*
    - $500K in liquid assets (individual or partnership)*
    *Larger development agreements may require more.

Steps to owning your own smashburger

  • Complete and submit an online Inquiry form
  • Telephone interview with the Smashburger franchise team
  • Complete and submit a franchise application
  • Receive and review the Franchise Disclosure Document
  • Preliminary approval on territory and development
  • Schedule and attend Discovery Day in Denver
  • Final approval and franchise awarded


Please fill out this initial Inquiry form and a member of our team will contact you.