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……