SMASHBURGER, SHREVEPORT SIZZLE, INC. TO ENTER LOUISIANA IN 2010

Shreveport Sizzle, Inc. and “Better Burger” Restaurant Bring Burger Magic to Shreveport

Shreveport, La. — (February 17, 2010)—Smashburger, a fast-casual “better burger” restaurant, will sizzle into Shreveport in 2010. Smashburger has partnered with Shreveport Sizzle, Inc. to introduce Smashburger’s “burger magic”.

Shreveport Sizzle, Inc. will open five restaurants across Shreveport, Bossier City, and Northwest Louisiana over three years. Scott and Mary Quigley, Shreveport Sizzles, Inc. founders, have more than 20 years franchise restaurant experience.

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

Smashburger is known for its savory burgers, but also serves up Smashchicken sandwiches, Smashdogs, and Smashsalads, with delicious sides like veggie frites and rosemary and garlic-seasoned Smashfries. Burger lovers can also enjoy Häagen-Dazs shakes, root beer floats, beer, and wine.

“We are thrilled to bring Smashburger to our hometown,” says Shreveport Sizzle, Inc. owner Scott Quigley. “We fell in love with Smashburger’s and Louisianans will too.”

“Smashburger is excited to partner with experienced franchise owners,” says Smashburger President Scott Crane. “Shreveport will anticipate Smashburger’s arrival and ‘better burger’.”

About Smashburger
Denver-based 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 develops both corporate and joint venture partner stores. The company has sold franchise agreements that will total more than 275 locations over the next five years. The corporate, joint venture, and franchise development deals are part of Smashburger’s plan to open 500-plus restaurants across the country, 100-125 stores will be open nationwide by the end of 2010. Smashburger was named a 2009 Hot Concepts! award winner by Nation’s Restaurant News. To learn more, visit www.smashburger.com

Shreveport Sizzle, Inc.
Shreveport Sizzle, Inc is owned by Scott and Mary Quigley. Together they have more than 20 years of industry experience owning and operating successful multiunit stores.  Shreveport Sizzle, Inc provides valuable field insight on Smashburger’s brand and menu development as well as operations and real estate.

Contact: 
Alexis Walsko or Allison Dent
612.333.1723