SMASHBURGER KEEPS THE SMASH HITS ROLLING WITH LATEST DENVER EXPANSION

Denver’s Favorite Burger Place Opens Latest Monument to Angus Beef in Denver Suburb of Englewood

Denver, CO – 24 July 2008 – The burger-hungry citizens of Denver, Colo. have yet another location for discovering the burger recently labeled “Best In Denver” by 5280 Magazine.  Smashburger, a fast casual “better burger” concept launched by private equity and concept development firm Consumer Capital Partners (CCP), today opened its fifth location at 3299 S. Broadway, at the intersection of Broadway and Floyd in the Denver suburb of Englewood. This latest Smashburger will be one of eight the Company plans to open in Denver by the end of the year.  2008 expansion plans also include bringing a better burger to Texas and Kansas for a total of 15-20 stores open by the end of the year.

“We started out as one store in Glendale just over a year ago, and the burger love we have received since then has been overwhelming,” said Scott Crane, President of Smashburger. “Burger lovers can connect with our certified angus Smashburgers, our unique sides like the veggie frites and haystack onions, as well as the premium Haagen-Dazs shakes because it is an authentic burger experience that is good for every and any occasion. But we know that there are many more underserved burger lovers out there who haven’t been able to make the trip to one of our other four stores around Denver. So, our new Broadway and Floyd location should help fill the gap for the residents of Englewood, the hospital systems of Swedish Hospital and Craig Hospital and all of the great businesses in the Englewood area.”

Smashburger’s newest location is also its most unique to date. The approximately 2,000 square foot store features a soaring, arched wood roof and eight foot tall, bold red lettering of Smashburger’s simple call to action: “smash.sizzle.savor.”  The new store will employ approximately 20-25 of the most talented fast casual employees in the industry. “We’re pleased to have Smashburger opening in Englewood,” said Englewood Mayor Jim Woodward. “It’s another great example of the revitalization happening along South Broadway.” Crane added, “We define success as being every neighborhood’s favorite burger, and we look forward to earning that level of respect from the citizens of Englewood.”

About Smashburger
Headquartered in Denver, Colo., Smashburger is an innovative fast casual restaurant concept featuring “the best burgers you ever tasted.” Developed and owned by private equity and concept development firm Consumer Capital Partners, Smashburger intends to expand to 15-20 restaurants by the end of 2008 and ultimately will grow to 500 locations in 30 markets. There are currently five restaurants located in the Denver area. If you crave a better burger, keep watching
for Smashburger–coming to your community soon! To learn more about building a better burger, please visit http://www.smashburger.com.

About Consumer Capital Partners
Headquartered in Denver, Colo., Consumer Capital Partners is an innovative private investment, concept development and strategic advisory firm focused on multi-unit retail businesses, primarily in the restaurant, liquor, food and leisure industries. Consumer Capital Partners has deep experience in the fields of private equity, brand, concept and product development, and strategic consulting. To learn more about Consumer Capital Partners, please visit http://www.consumercp.com.