Smashburger Celebrates Husker Games with TeamMates™

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Smashburger, a fast casual "better burger" restaurant concept opening in Nebraska October 16, 2009, is partnering with TeamMates™ Mentoring Program to provide school-based mentoring to local students. For every Husker Smashburger sold on Husker game days, beginning with the Texas Tech game on Saturday, October 17, $1 will be donated to TeamMates Mentoring Program which aims to positively impact the world by inspiring youth to reach their full potential. Smashburger's donation will be bolstered by an additional $1000 from Reload, LLC.

Smashburger (http://www.smashburger.com/), a fast casual "better burger" restaurant concept opening in Nebraska October 16, 2009, is partnering with TeamMates™ Mentoring Program to provide school-based mentoring to local students. For every Husker Smashburger sold on Husker game days, beginning with the Texas Tech game on Saturday, October 17, $1 will be donated to TeamMates Mentoring Program which aims to positively impact the world by inspiring youth to reach their full potential. Smashburger's donation will be bolstered by an additional $1000 from Reload, LLC.

The Husker Smashburger is a one-third or one-half pound burger featuring A.1.steak sauce, haystack onions, garlic sautéed mushrooms, Swiss cheese, lettuce, tomato and mayo on an egg bun.

Named for the cooking method used to create the perfect burger, Smashburgers are a one-third or half-pound ball of 100% Angus Beef smashed on a flat grill to sear in all the juicy flavor. To further the "better burger" experience, Smashburgers are served on a toasted artisan bun and topped with a selection of real cheeses, fresh produce, and top-quality condiments.

Smashburger is known for its savory burgers, but the restaurant also serves up delicious Smashchicken sandwiches, Smashdogs, and Smashsalads, with sides like veggie frites and rosemary and garlic-seasoned Smashfries. Burger lovers can pair their meals with beer, wine, Häagen-Dazs shakes, and root-beer floats.

"Smashburger recognizes that early academic success provides students with the skills to attain a bright future," says Smashburger Founder Tom Ryan. "We are excited to partner with TeamMates and positively impact local schoolchildren."

"This is an organization whose mission we enthusiastically support," said Rhod McNee, co-owner of Reload, LLC and franchise operator for Nebraska Smashburgers. "We have the utmost respect for the work Dr. and Mrs. Osborne are doing."

"We're very pleased that Smashburger is supporting TeamMates in this way," said Suzanne Hince, Executive Director of TeamMates. "We know that students in the TeamMates program have an 80 percent decrease in unexcused absences from school and show a 40 percent improvement in their academic achievement."

About Smashburger

Denver, Colorado-based Smashburger is a fast-casual restaurant designed to be every city's favorite burger place. Developed and owned by private equity and concept-development firm Consumer Capital Partners (CCP), Smashburger develops both company and joint-venture partner stores. The company has sold franchise agreements that will total more than 200 locations over the next five years. The company, joint venture and franchise development deals are part of Smashburger's plan to open 500-plus plus restaurants across the country, 30-60 in 2009. Smashburger was named a 2009 Hot Concepts! award winner by Nation's Restaurant News. To learn more, visit http://www.smashburger.com.

About Consumer Capital Partners

Denver-based Consumer Capital Partners (CCP) is an innovative private investment and concept development firm focused on multi-unit retail businesses, primarily in the restaurant, liquor, food, and leisure industries. CCP has deep experience in the fields of private equity, brand, concept and product development, and strategic consulting. To learn more about CCP, please visit http://www.consumercp.com

About Reload LLC

Wichita-based Reload LLC is a company with an established track record as a successful multi-unit operator of franchise restaurants. Reload owner Jim Stevens owns and operates more than 30 popular fast-casual and casual dining units in the Midwest.

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