Smashburger, North Texas Food Bank Help Fight Hunger

One Dollar  from Every Dallas Smashburger Sold Dec. 5-Dec. 11 Goes Directly to the NTFB

(Dallas, TEXAS) – November 26, 2009 –Smashburger, a fast casual “better burger” restaurant that opened in Addison, Texas near Dallas on November 18, 2009, is partnering with the North Texas Food Bank to combat hunger in North Texas. This season finds NTFB, a nonprofit hunger relief organization that distributes donated, purchased, and prepared foods through 13 North Texas counties, low in cash and food. Smashburger will impact NTFB’s power to feed the hungry by donating $1 for every Lonestar Smashburger sold at the Addison location (4980 Beltline Road) between December 5 and December 11. 

The Lonestar Smashburger, created specifically for the Dallas area, starts with a one-third or half-pound ball of 100-percent Angus beef that is first smashed, seared and seasoned on the grill, served open face with cheddar cheese, beefy chili, diced onions, diced tomatoes and fresh jalapenos and grated cheddar cheese on a chipotle bun.  Knife and fork included.

Named for the cooking method used to create the perfect burger, Smashburgers start with a one-third or half-pound ball of 100-percent Angus beef—fresh, not frozen—smashed, seared and seasoned on a flat grill. Served on a butter-toasted artisan bun and topped with a selection of real cheeses, the freshest produce and top-quality condiments.

The restaurant also serves delicious Smashchicken, Smashdogs and Smashsalads, with sides like veggie frites and rosemary and garlic-seasoned Smashfries. Diners can also enjoy Häagen-Dazs shakes, root beer floats, beer and wine with their meal.

“Anytime Smashburger enters a community, it automatically assumes some responsibility for contributing to the health and vitality of the area,” says Smashburger President Scott Crane. “Smashburger’s partnership with the North Texas Food Bank will ease some of the hunger that underprivileged North Texas families are experiencing.”

About Smashburger
Headquartered in Denver, Colo., 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 is engaged in the development of company and joint venture partner store development. In addition, Smashburger has sold franchise agreements totaling 200-plus locations over the next five years. The company, joint venture and franchise development deals are part of Smashburger`s national expansion plan to open 500 restaurants across the country, with 30-60 of those scheduled for 2009. For those that crave a better burger experience, keep watching for Smashburger to come to your community. To learn more, please 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.

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