This weekend I got the VIP treatment at Charlotte’s soon-to-be opened SMASHBURGER.

I’d never been to a Smashburger before—and had to do a little googling to learn the story behind the name.


My research tells me the name Smashburger comes from the process used to cook burgers, which entails smashing a ball of 100% Certified Angus ground beef on a grill to sear in the juices (thank you Wikipedia!).

So how does that method play out on their chicken sandwiches?? Well, when the BF’s Spicy Baja SmashChicken sandwich came out I was surprised to see even the chicken was smashed into a large thin breast:


The spicy baja sandwich was smothered with pepper jack cheese, guacamole, lettuce, tomato, onion, chipotle mayo, and fresh jalapenos on a chipotle bun:


The guacamole was the piece de resistance!  SO DELICIOUS!


I went with the Mushroom Swiss mini-smashburger on an egg bun:


This wasn’t just a burger—this was a BURGER burger!  I took one bite and my eyes fluttered closed in the trademark “oh-my-god-this-is-so-friggin-delicious” Mary fashion.

This girl LOVES ketchup:


I also secretly love mustard Smile


While I was in absolute Burger Bliss, we were brought some mini-shakes to sample:


We had apparently moved from Burger Bliss to Burger Heaven Smile

The man’s favorite was the Banana Pudding Shake.  My favorite was the Nutter Butter:


Ohhhhh yessssssss…

As if that weren’t enough deliciousness, the awesome folks at Smashburger also brought us some SmashFries seasoned with rosemary to sample:


AND some fried pickles AND some haystack onions:


The BF getting to work:


This was a serious amount of food. My favorite of the three sides were definitely the fries.  The rosemary was just plain addicting!

Overall we had one great meal at Smashburger.


I’m excited to go back once they open the doors!

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