Smashburger founder Tom Ryan attends the grand opening
By Nicole Mooradian April 3, 2013
The “fast casual” burger joint Smashburger opened to customers at 10 a.m. Wednesday in its new location in South Redondo Beach’s Redondo Shores Shopping Center.
On Tuesday, the eatery held a VIP preview party and a ribbon cutting with the Redondo Beach Chamber of Commerce.
“Just for the record, we are so happy to be here,” Smashburger founder Tom Ryan told the assembled crowd.
The restaurant’s name comes from its method of cooking hamburgers. Each burger starts out as a ball of ground meat. It is placed on the grill, then “smashed” into a flat patty.
In addition to burgers, Smashburger also sells chicken, sandwiches, fries and vegetarian meals.
Smashburger is located at 409 N. Pacific Coast Hwy., Suite 110, in South Redondo Beach. It is open from 10 am. to 10 p.m. daily.