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Smashburger expanding into 3 airports

Denver hamburger chain Smashburger is expanding into three U.S. airports.

Smashburger officials said they’re partnering with airport food and beverage operator HMSHost to open locations at Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport (opening in December 2015); Charlotte Douglas International Airport (opening in 2016); and San José International Airport (opening in 2015).

“High-traffic destinations are a tremendous opportunity to put Smashburger in front of large numbers of people, generating awareness and trial at a rate that is more difficult to achieve at a traditional location,” said Scott Crane, CEO of Smashburger, in a statement.

Smashburger was the youngest restaurant ever to hit 200 restaurants, back in 2013.

And in late May, the company added three franchise partners that will open 61 new restaurants in Florida, New York and North Carolina.