Twist and Smash’d Places 3rd in Time Out New York’s 2014 Battle of the Burger Competition

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Twist and Smash’d wins runner up, taking third place during August 7 Time Out New York’s Battle of the Burger Cook-off.

Signature Twisted Potato

We are thrilled to be nominated and to have received so much support from our patrons.

Twist and Smash’d dominated in the second annual Time Out New York’s “Battle of the Burger” held at the South Street Seaport on August 7 as they made their presence known for their tasty burgers and famous twisted potatoes.

For the second year in a row, Time Out New York, NYC’s leading entertainment authority, and Amstel Light, the official beer of the burger, sponsored the annual Battle of the Burger with much success. Sixteen NYC restaurants went head-to-head for the hearts and stomachs of the local New Yorkers in attendance. In the end, three local restaurants placed in the competition, Twist and Smash’d restaurant being notably one of the winners.

“We are thrilled to be nominated and to have received so much support from our patrons,” said Brianna Cano, founder of Twist and Smash’d. “We look forward to your next visit to Twist and Smash’d!”

Massive amounts of food lovers made their way through burger samplings while enjoying a live DJ and sponsored drinks by Amstel Light. The perfect New York evening made for hungry burger tasters to choose the best burger in the city and place their votes.

The legendary burger wars cook-off winners placed as follows:
First Place: Jeepney’s “Choriburger”
Second Place: Pork Slope’s “Pork Slope Cheeseburger”
Third Place: Twist and Smash’d “Southern BBQ Smash’d Burger”

“The event was an overwhelming success as Twist and Smash’d received major recognition as a result of the event; they won food lovers over with their delicious and one-of-a-kind Twist and Smash’d burgers and twisted potatoes,” said marketing consultant Dana Blickensderfer.

“I am more than confident by this time next year Twist and Smash’d will make its way to first place and take home that burger cook-off trophy.”

The Twist and Smash'd franchise is home of the original “Smash’d Angus burger”. In the competition, Twist and Smash’d presented attendees with their “Southern BBQ Smash’d Burger”. The burger’s main components include a short rib burger with caramelized onions, roasted red peppers and BBQ sauce. It was also served with their signature twisted potatoes on a stick as the side.

The original Twist and Smash’d restaurant is located at 72-06 Austin Street, Forest Hills, NY. Additionally, Twist and Smash’d Sports is a popular sports bar offering its customers two Bocce courts, 54 TVs displaying a variety of sports events from across the world, 51 beers on tap, and some of New York’s best burgers. The sports bar is located at 34-02 Steinway Street, Long Island City, NY and is a common hang out spot for loyal sports fans. Also, the bar was recently listed in the top 20 best bars to watch the World Cup at in NYC.

For further information regarding the outcome of the competition and event details, contact info(at)twistandsmashd(dot)com.

ABOUT Twist and Smash’d and Twist and Smash’d Sports
Twist and Smash’d and Twist and Smash’d Sports was created by chef Robert Cano and his daughters while on a family vacation to Ecuador in 2010. In Ecuador the family found a small café that sold twisted potatoes. Enchanted by this idea of a potato on a stick, they brought it back to New York and Twist and Smash’d was born. Twist and Smash’d is owned by Cano Ventures Corp, a sister Corporation to Rcano Group which owns and operates Rcano Events. Robert Cano is the president of RCano Events off premise catering company. He is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, which means he knows (and loves) food and has led the field in incorporating organic, seasonal, and locally grown ingredients. For information please call (718) 261-4527 or visit

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