|Smashburger Canadiana Decorations|
Smashburger is a franchise started in 2007 in the United States. The franchise gets its name from the way that they actually cook the burgers. All of their burger patties are made from 100% certified Angus feeb, rolled into a big meatball. They cook the patties to order, so when a burger is ordered, they butter the grill and smash the meatball onto the 400 degree grill with a special tool they developed. Cooking them in this fashion with the butter caramelizes the bottom of the burger and creates a seared exterior that helps keep the juices in. The Sherwood Park location would be their first in the Edmonton area and their third location in Alberta with the other two located in Calgary. In fact, Alberta has the only Canadian franchise of Smashburger thus far.
|Boo can't hold his milkshakes|
Their menu had several premade options in both feeb and chicken, as well as a Create Your Own Burger option. In addition, there were a variety of sides and salads to choose from. Our merry band opted to try the BBQ, Bacon & Cheddar Smashburger with sweet potato fries, the Truffle Mushroom Swiss Smashburger and the Edmonton SmashChicken, along with an order of Smashfries.
|BBQ, Bacon and Cheddar Smashburger|
|Truffle Mushroom and Swiss Smashburger|
|Avocado Club Chicken|
|Saskatoon Berry Milkshake|
The sweet potato fries were thin and super crispy, while the Smashfries which were lightly seasoned with olive oil, garlic and rosemary were the clear favorites of the night as they were quickly polished off.
Overall we really and truly enjoyed all of the offerings that Smashburger had and we look forward to visiting in the future. Even though the location is a bit far for us, we hope that they’re successful and there will be additional locations in Edmonton proper soon. But if you're out and about in Sherwood Park and looking for good eats, swing by Smashburger and give them a try!
Read @thepolishviking's review of Smashburger.
If you want to try Smashburger for yourself, I have $20 in Smashburger certificates to give away to one lucky winner! There are a few different ways to enter and to earn additional entries. Contest closes Friday, July 12, 2013! (NOW CLOSED)
UPDATED Friday, July 12, 2013: The contest is now closed! Thanks to everyone who participated! We had 89 entries! And the winner is..... @alanadawes! Congratulations and I hope you enjoy your free meal at Smashburger!
530-5000 Emerald Drive
Sherwood Park, AB T8H 0K9
(Note: There was no financial compensation from Smashburger for this blog post, although they provided free food and drinks. Any review provided by me will completely reflect my thoughts and opinions – good or bad, and will not be swayed by having free drinks and food provided.)