Burger chain inks first ‘Smashing’ deal in the Alamo City

Less than six months after announcing plans to bring a new burger concept to local diners, SB Alamo Development LLC is making good on those plans.

The first two Smashburger restaurants are on their way. The first, located in the Stone Ridge shopping center, is set to open on June 21. Store No. 2 will open in early July, at the Park North shopping center.

To celebrate the debut of this new take on fast-casual burgers, SB Alamo will have a grand opening celebration on June 27 at the Stone Ridge location. The center is located at U.S. Highway 281 and Evans Road, on the far North Side.

Park North is located along Loop 410, between Blanco Road and San Pedro Avenue, in North Central San Antonio.

“We are excited to bring the Smashburger experience to San Antonio,” says Mike Griffith, director of marketing for SB Alamo. “At Smashburger, the core of the brand is to be every city’s favorite burger place.”

The owner and developer of the Smashburger concept is Denver-based private equity firm Consumer Capital Partners.

The Smashburger hamburger starts with a choice of buns — a butter-toasted egg bun, multi-grain or spicy chipotle. The signature touch is the beef is smashed on the grill. It is a process that creates on the bottom of the patty a caramelized coating of juices that give the burger its flavor.