“Better Burger” Restaurant Continues to Expand, Opens 5th Minnesota Smashburger

(MINNEAPOLIS, MINN.) January 11, 2009 – Denver-based fast-casual restaurant Smashburger brings “better burgers” to Woodbury residents on Wednesday, January 20. The new store, located at 9965 Hudson Road, is the fifth Minneapolis-area Smashburger.

The Woodbury location will feature the Twin Cities Smashburger, a 100-percent Angus beef burger topped with layers of melted cheddar bar cheese, Swiss cheese, and garlic grilled onions with lettuce, tomato, and mayonnaise on a butter-toasted onion bun.

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 continue to expand in the Minneapolis market,” says Smashburger President Scott Crane. “Minnesotans love burgers and Smashburger is excited to become Woodbury’s favorite burger place.”

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.

For press inquiries, please contact Alexis Walsko (alexis@lolaredpr.com) at (612) 333-1723. For more details on Smashburger, visit www.smashburger.com.

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