Smashburger to open first Austin restaurant this month

Mar 7, 2013, 8:11am CST

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Smashburger will open its first Austin-area restaurant at Southpark Meadows later this month.</p><br /><br />

Smashburger is making its entrance into the Austin market — finally. The Denver-based burger joint had been rumored to be coming to Austin for a couple of years.

A grand opening is scheduled March 21. The first Austin-area Smashburger will be located at I-35 and Slaughter Lane in Southpark Meadows. A second one is slated for Mueller, the urban village near I-35 and 51st Street. The third will be near Lakeline Mall in Northwest Austin.

The three restaurants will employ about 100 workers.