Smashburger Partners with Tarrant Area Food Bank

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Smashburger will donate $1 of every Spicy Baja Burger sold between March 20th -26th

Fast-casual “better burger” restaurant Smashburger lovers throughout the Tarrant county area can give back to the community by purchasing a Spicy Baja Smashburger Saturday, March 20 through Friday, March 26, 2010 at Smashburger Arlington on 5005 S. Cooper St. One dollar from each Spicy Baja Smashburger sold will be donated to the Tarrant Area Food Bank.

The Spicy Baja Smashburger starts with a one-third or half-pound ball of 100-percent Certified Angus Beef that is first smashed, seared and seasoned on the grill, served with pepper jack cheese, guacamole, lettuce, tomato, onion, chipotle mayo, and fresh jalapenos on a chipotle bun.

Named for the cooking method used to create the perfect burger, Smashburgers are a one-third or half-pound ball of 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, the freshest 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 Häagen-Dazs shakes, and root-beer floats.

“We are excited to partner with Tarrant Area Food Bank,” says Smashburger Founder Tom Ryan. “Smashburger supports the Food Bank in its mission to ease hunger in 13 Tarrant-area counties.”

“The local community has really welcomed us here in Arlington,” says Chris Fleming, partner of Cow Town Sizzle. “We can’t think of a better way to say ‘thank you’ then by giving something back to them.”

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 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 Tarrant Area Food Bank
Founded in 1982 to collect and distribute donated food, Tarrant Area Food Bank provides food in 13 counties to emergency pantries, Kids Cafes and other after-school programs, emergency shelters, senior centers, and other social service centers. Each month, this network of hunger-relief, charities distribute emergency groceries to 44,000 families and serves 575,000 meals and snacks on charity sites.

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