Smashburger franchise celebrates opening of its 100th store
Smashburger, one of the nation’s fastest-growing fast casual “better burger” restaurant concept, announced the opening of its 100th store on Wednesday, April 27, in Schaumburg, Illinois. Since its debut more than three years ago, Smashburger has successfully opened stores in 20 states and 29 markets with an even mix of corporate and franchise units.
Smashburger CEO & Chairman Dave Prokupek commented, “We’ve accomplished a lot in three years and can attribute our growth and success to our loyal customers, our talented team and franchise partners, and the dedication of our shareholders and advisors. The strong commitment to our brand by these groups in the midst of a recession has allowed us to achieve rapid success in a short period of time.”
According to the information provided, Smashburger plans to open 85 new stores in 2011 ending the year at approximately 175 units with a goal to reach 500 stores in the next few years. International expansion is also part of Smashburger’s plans for continued growth as the restaurant aims to become the number one global “better burger” brand. (kbp)