New Burger joint across from Dayton Mall

By: Lisa Grigsby; Dayton MostMetro

Smashburger opens today in The Shoppes at 725. In recognition of local flavor, Smashburger will offer a Buckeye Smashburger designed especially for the Ohio market.  One dollar from each Buckeye Smashburger sold through Friday, Oct 23rd will be donated to the Thank You Foundation of Dayton.  This group strives to improve the overall quality of life of Veterans, Military Personnel, and their families by focusing and supporting efforts for Education & Employment, Health & Welfare, and Morale & Recreation for the community we serve.

Named for the cooking method used to create the perfect burger, Smashburgers are either a one-third or half-pound ball of 100 percent fresh-not frozen-Angus beef smashed on a flat grill to sear in superior juicy flavor. To further the ‘better burger’ experience, Smashburgers are served on a toasted artisan bun and topped with a selection of real cheeses, the freshest produce, and distinctive toppings including haystack onions, guacamole or even a fried egg.

Smashburger is known for its savory burgers, but the restaurant also serves up delicious Smashchicken sandwiches, Smashdogs, and Smashsalads, with sides like veggie frites and rosemary and garlic-seasoned Smashfries. Burger lovers can pair their meals with beer, wine, Häagen-Dazs shakes, and root-beer floats.

Amy Kessling and her partner Tom Rodenkirch have more than 40 years of restaurant experience between them, mainly with Wendy’s. They  hold the area franchise rights for southwest Ohio.  In addition to the first location, which will employ about 30 people, Kessling said they are looking near the University of Dayton and the West Chester area for their next locations.