Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Smashburger - Coral Springs, FL

Classic W/ Cheese *Double

It seems like burger joints are just popping up everywhere and it's probably because they are. The recent boom of the burger has put this American classic back in the spotlight. Smashburger is not the first to capitalize on this and they won't be the last. The question is whether they can execute a burger of high quality better the other hundreds of burger chains out there? The answer is yes.

Smashburger is new to the South Florida scene. The Coral Springs location is the first to open, but two more will be following in Miami and Kendall. Smashburger is know for offering localized menu options and their South Florida locations will be no different. Gracing their menu is the  “A1A Burger” a 100-percent Certified Angus Beef burger, topped with grilled Spanish chorizo, Frita potatoes, Swiss cheese, lettuce, tomato and a spicy Chipotle sauce on a Cuban Roll. They also offer a wide array of free toppings and condiments. So this is pretty exciting.

BurgerClassic W/ Cheese *Double (I don't see the Double option listed online so I got no price for you) American cheese, ketchup, leaf lettuce, tomato slices, red onion, pickles, and our smash sauce on an egg bun.

The name makes perfect sense. Smashburger uses a smash technique in which they form meatballs from their 100% fresh never frozen, Certified Angus Beef and smash them into a 400 degree flat top to form a nice crusty exterior to seal in all those flavorful juices. So what you end up with a loosely formed medium to medium-well patty that gushes like a waterfall down your chin when you bite in.

It's a very satisfying burger I may say. The veggies were fresh, the butter toasted egg bun was soft, and then there was Smash sauce. The signature Smash sauce was very different from your usual secret sauces. My taste buds picked up mayo, mustard, pickle chunks, and I believe lemon juice. It was a light yellowish color and went well with both the burger and the fries.

Side - Smashfries $1.99 Tossed with rosemary, olive oil and garlic

Rosemary was the first thing that hit my nose. It was strong, but in a good way. The Smashfries were a nice and different way to enjoy this classic side. The olive oil and hints of garlic dance on you tongue and they were served extremely crispy, salted well and all in all pretty damn good.

Drink - Chocolate Milkshake $3.99

The shake was served in a frosted mug straight out of the freezer, along with extra shake in the tin container it was mixed in. It was thick, chunky, and chocolaty. I almost finished it before the burger was brought out. Did I mention they use Häagen-Dazs® brand ice cream?

Conclusion: I think this is one of the better burger chains out there. I have heard them being compared to Five Guys Burgers and Fries and Shake Shack, but I think Smashburger tops Five Guys and I haven't yet tried Shake Shack, so can't really comment there. It's definitely worth the try as it provides quality food at an affordable price.

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1 comment:

  1. I like SmashBurger, personally. I would appreciate a larger variety of condiments in Miami FL and all their locations.