“Better Burger” Restaurant Partners with SB Ventures, LLC to Open Five Stores over Two Years

(DENVER, COLO.) (January 5, 2009) – Smashburger, a fast-casual, “better burger” restaurant, and SB Ventures, LLC have teamed up to bring mouthwatering burgers to Weld, Larimer, Adams, Routt, and Laramie counties. The region’s first Smashburger location will open in 2010 and offer area residents a great-tasting burger.

SB Ventures, LLC is owned by Brad Harris and Jonathon Nasser, who bring Smashburger more than 13 years’ experience in restaurant franchise industry experience. SB Ventures, LLC will open five Smashburgers over the next two years.

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.

“We are thrilled to bring Smashburger to Northern Colorado and Southern Wyoming,” says Brad Harris, co-owner of SB Ventures, LLC. “Smashburger is a Colorado favorite and we are thrilled to bring Smashburger’s great burgers to more of the region’s burger lovers.”  

“Smashburger is excited to partner with SB Venture, LLC in expanding Smashburger to Northern Colorado,” says Smashburger President Scott Crane. ”Brad and Jonathon’s expertise will help achieve Smashburger’s goal of becoming every city’s favorite burger place.”

About Smashburger
Denver, Colorado-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, 30-60 in 2009. Smashburger was named a 2009 Hot Concepts! award winner by Nation’s Restaurant News. To learn more, visit

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

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