SMASHBURGER AND THE FOOD BANK OF NORTHWEST LOUISIANA SMASH OUT HUNGER

Shreveport, La.—(July 22, 2010)—Fast-casual “better burger” restaurant Smashburger lovers in Shreveport-Bossier can give back to the community by purchasing a Louisiana Smashburger during the month of August. One dollar from each Louisiana Smashburger sold will be donated to the Food Bank of Northwest Louisiana. Smashburger is located at 7503 Youree Drive, Suite 500, in Regal Court.

The Louisiana Smashburger features American cheese, applewood smoked bacon, Cajun grilled onions, remoulade sauce, lettuce and tomato on an egg bun.

Named for the cooking method used to create the perfect burger, Smashburgers are a one-fourth, one-third or half-pound ball of 100-percent—fresh, not frozen, Certified Angus Beef smashed on a flat grill to sear in the 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 top-quality condiments.

Smashburger is known for its savory burgers, but the restaurant also serves up delicious crispy or grilled 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, HäagenDazs shakes and root-beer or Crush soda floats.

“Smashburger works hard to become involved in local communities,” says Smashburger Founder Tom Ryan. “We are proud to give to a charity like the Food Bank of Northwest Louisiana that provides food to those most in need and fully support their mission.”

“Smashburger is committed to making a difference in the Shreveport-Bossier community” says Scott Quigley, partner of Shreveport Sizzle, Inc. “Smashburger’s partnership with the Food Bank of Northwest Louisiana will ease some of the hunger experienced in our community.

“We are pleased to have Smashburger as our newest corporate partner,” says Amie Roberts, Director of Development for the Food Bank of Northwest Louisiana. “We need businesses throughout our service area to help us in our mission of serving as the primary resource for fighting hunger in Northwest Louisiana and we hope everyone will purchase a Louisiana Smashburger during the month of August and help the Food Bank at the same time.”

About Smashburger

Denver-based Smashburger, the country’s fastest growing “better burger” restaurant company, is designed to be every city’s favorite burger place. It was named a 2009 Hot Concepts! award winner by Nation’s Restaurant News. Developed and owned by private equity and concept-development firm Consumer Capital Partners (CCP), Smashburger operates and develops corporate, joint venture and franchise stores across the country. Smashburger currently has more than 70 stores in 16 states and has sold franchise and joint venture agreements that will bring the total to more than 375 locations over the next five years. 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, 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 the Food Bank of Northwest Louisiana

The mission of the Food Bank of Northwest Louisiana is to serve as the primary resource for fighting hunger in Northwest Louisiana. The Food Bank’s vision is to ultimately end hunger in Northwest Louisiana by ensuring a consolidated network of effective food collection and distribution to provide universal access to food. It is the largest distributor of donated food for a seven-parish area including Caddo, Bossier, Bienville, Claiborne, Desoto, Red River, and Webster parishes. The Food Bank sorts, stores, and distributes food to over 100 partner agencies which then give it to people in need. To learn more, visit www.foodbanknla.org.

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Sara Hebert

Williams Creative Group

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(318) 227-1515