Newly-Opened Boise Smashburger to Donate Proceeds to St. Luke’s Children’s Hospital

MERIDIAN, Idaho, Aug. 24, 2009 – Smashburger lovers throughout the Treasure Valley can help raise funds for the St. Luke’s Children’s Hospital by purchasing an Idaho Smashburger or Idaho Smashchicken on Saturday, Aug. 29, 2009.

“Better burger” restaurant Smashburger is celebrating the opening of its first Idaho location 3223 East Louise Drive in Meridian—just north of St. Luke’s Medical Center—by donating $1 from each Idaho Smashburger or Idaho Smashchicken sold to St. Luke’s Children’s Hospital. Patrons who order the Idaho-exclusive Smashburger and Smashchicken on Aug. 29 will also receive a complementary order of Smashfries, tossed in olive oil, rosemary and garlic, courtesy of McCain Foods. 

The Idaho Smashburger and Idaho Smashchicken are unique to Idaho and specifically created for the market, which features a one-third or half-pound 100 percent Angus beef—fresh, not frozen—smashed, seared and seasoned on a hot grill, topped with potato chips, cheddar cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion and mayo on an artisan potato bun. The Huckleberry Shake made with Häagen-Dazs ice cream is also an Idaho-exclusive menu item.

 

“We’re pleased to be supporting the St. Luke’s Children’s Hospital and the Treasure Valley community,” said Smashburger Founder Tom Ryan. “We recognize the good work that the hospital does for its patients and families in one of their greatest times of need. We’re also proud to partner with McCain Foods for this event.”

 

St. Luke’s Children’s Hospital is a member of The Children’s Miracle Network, which raises funds for more than 170 children’s hospitals throughout the world. Donations provide medical care, research and education that save and improve the lives of 17 million children each year. The Children’s Miracle Network also ensures that children’s hospitals have the resources they need by conducting special events and grassroots fundraisers year-round.   

 

Smashburger’s menu provides something for everyone. Patrons can order a variety of delicious Smashchicken, Smashdogs and Smashsalads, with sides like veggie frites and rosemary and garlic-seasoned Smashfries. Burger lovers can also enjoy Häagen-Dazs shakes and root beer floats with their meal.

 

About Smashburger

Denver, Colorado-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 company and joint-venture partner stores. The company has sold franchise agreements that will total more than 200 locations over the next five years. The company, joint venture and franchise development deals are part of Smashburger’s plan to open 500 plus restaurants across the country, with 30 to 60 in 2009. 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.

 

About St. Luke’s Children’s Hospital

As Idaho’s only Children’s Hospital, St. Luke’s stands alone as the state’s most experienced and dedicated hospital for children. St. Luke’s Children’s Hospital at our Boise facility is a hospital within a hospital—with a professional staff and services to care for the special needs of children. Our unique services include a pediatric emergency center designed and staffed just for kids, intensive care units for newborns and children, and child life specialists to help young patients adjust to the hospital. We also feature dedicated pediatric surgical suites and services, a child abuse and neglect center of excellence, and an outpatient specialty center to provide multidisciplinary services to children with special health care needs.

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