Smashburger- Things I Love Thursday

tilt  Smashburger as a company is ubersmart about social media. I have been hearing about them for years solely through blogs, Twitter and Facebook. I honestly don’t know a single person in real life who I have known to talk about them. Yet for several years I have been dying to try a Smashburger.

So imagine my excitement when I rounded the corner to the main road near my house and saw a Smashburger was about to open. I literally squealed to my husband. THEN, my friend Melody let our local group of bloggers know that we were invited to a media event there the day before it opened. Needless to say, I was the first person to RSVP.

And oh. my. word. I was not disappointed. First of all if you get asked to go to a media restaurant event, I am just going to say go. I don’t care what it is for go. Because they will give you a chance to try so many things on the menu (of course you should wear your stretchy pants).


The burgers completely live up to their reputation. I got a simple burger with ketchup, mustard, mayo and pickles and it was still one of my favorite burgers. The fried pickles were so delicious. The shakes are made with Haagen Dazs ice cream so I don’t even need to say more about those.

So lets just talk about the fries. The fries deserve their own paragraph. I tried both the sweet potato and regular fries. They are called Smashfries and I figure if the company is going to put their name on them they better be spectacular. And they were. Oh my word they were. They are seasoned with rosemary, olive oil and garlic. And I don’t know what the magical simple combo does to French fries but me likey.

But what honestly impressed me most is that while part of the restaurant was filled with “media” the other half was filled with friends and families of the employees. I loved that the company valued its employees like that.

I am a little nervous that the new restaurant is so close to home. But I am also a lot grateful they don’t have a drive thru. However I feel as though I need to take my family back there. It would be wrong to not share all that goodness with others.

Have you ever had Smashburger?

Disclosure: I was provided with some free Smashburger, but I was not told to blog about it. I actually had no intention of blogging about it, but then I ate it and fell in love. Hence, Things I Love Thursday……


  1. never had Smashburger, but now I’m craving sweet potato fries.
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  2. Thanks for hosting! I posted a recipe for curried pumpkin soup and a profile with recipe ideas for raspberry leaf
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  3. sounds like you guys had a great time!
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  4. Hi Jill,

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  5. Thanks for hosting this party…However, it’s only 8 in the morning and I NEED a burger now!! Sounds like great fun!
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  6. I haven’t had breakfast yet and this is making my mouth water! Yum! Unfortunately, I don’t have one of those near me. We do have Five Guys Burger’s and Fries. Those are some awesome burgers. Do you have on near you?

  7. The gloss girls says:

    Omg, so jealous…it sounds really good!!!
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  8. Patti says:

    One just opened by our house too in San Diego. I can’t wait to try it. My friends said the burgers were good but the fries were amazing! Since I love all things potato I’m excited!!

  9. Thank you for hosting! This week I have shared the following seasonal farm-to-table recipes that promote the benefits of good health through nutrition from eating fresh unprocessed seasonal produce:

    fried egg salad

    potato and leek soup (vegan)

    Happy cooking!
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  10. We just had one open near us; haven’t gotten to try it yet, but now my mouth is watering!
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  11. I linked up for TILT…I love Tastefully Simple this week. :o)

    And I am really hoping my hubby and I can make it out to Smashburger soon…sounds like a good “sweet and casual” date for us. Thanks for the recommendation.

  12. I’ll be looking for a Smashburger on our vacation….

  13. I’m linking up my “how to make ketchup” recipe, because, wheeeeee, it’s fun, and because it would go great with number 16, quinoa burgers, and with some Smashburger fries. Now, you’re sounding way too much like my husband. He’s never had Smashburger, but he saw it ages ago when we had television, and has been talking about it since. I’m totally craving one…but don’t tell him!
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  14. Okay, because I read your blog I had to drag the family to eat there tonight! It is super yummy & the sweet potato fries are just retarted yummy goodness! Thanks for adding to my waistline ;)

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