Smashburger, a fast casual “better burger” restaurant concept opened its first store in Nebraska at 123rd and “L” Streets in Omaha on October 16, 2009. Smashburger is partnering with TeamMates Mentoring Program founded by Tom and Nancy Osborne.
Smashburger selected TeamMates as its charity partner because of the mission of the program: to positively impact the world by inspiring youth to reach their full potential. TeamMates is a school-based mentoring program with mentoring provided for students who have requested a mentor during school hours.
“We are very pleased to be working with TeamMates Mentoring Program,” said Rhod McNee, co-owner of Reload, LLC and franchise operator for Nebraska’s Smashburgers. “This is an organization whose mission we enthusiastically support. We have the utmost respect for the work Dr. and Mrs. Osborne are doing.”
“Smashburger recognizes that early academic success provides students with the skills to attain a bright future,” says Smashburger Founder Tom Ryan. “We are excited to partner with TeamMates and positively impact local schoolchildren.”