Last Updated on December 23, 2022
Written by CPA Alec Pow | Content Reviewed by Certified CFA CFA Alexander Popinker

Smashburger is a fast-food restaurant chain with more than 300 locations in the United States of America and in five other countries, specialized in serving burgers. But besides burgers their menu also includes chicken sandwiches, sides, salads, grilled, cheese, hot dogs, chicken strips and a large variety of beverages.

Smashburger’s mission is to rebuild the image of the classic burger and reintroduce it into client’s everyday meal. The motto of this company is “smashed fresh, served delicious”, so they promise that they never serve frozen food and the burgers are prepared with fresh, high-quality ingredients.

The prices charged by Smashburger are like those you can find in higher-end fast-food burger restaurants, but to get an idea about how much you should budget if you are going at this eatery, in the table below you will find their latest menu prices.

Food Size Price


Colorado Burger Regular $8.59
Colorado Burger Big $9.69
Classic Smash Regular $7.09
Classic Smash Big $8.19
Avocado Club Burger Regular $8.59
Avocado Club Burger Big $9.69
Bacon Cheeseburger Regular $8.59
Bacon Cheeseburger Big $9.69
BBQ, Bacon & Cheddar Burger Regular $8.59
BBQ, Bacon & Cheddar Burger Big $9.69
Buffalo & Blue Cheese Burger Regular $8.59
Buffalo & Blue Cheese Burger Big $9.69
Spicy Jalapeño Baja Burger Regular $8.59
Spicy Jalapeño Baja Burger Big $9.69
Truffle Mushroom Swiss Burger Regular $8.59
Truffle Mushroom Swiss Burger Big $9.69
Create Your Own Burger Regular $6.29
Create Your Own Burger Big $7.39

Veggie Burger

Colorado Black Bean Burger $8.29
Classic Black Bean Burger $7.89
Avocado Ranch Black Bean Burger $7.89
Avocado Club Black Bean Burger $7.89
BBQ, Bacon and Cheddar Black Bean Burger $7.89
Buffalo & Blue Cheese Black Bean Burger $7.89
Spicy Jalapeño Baja Black Bean Burger $7.89
Spinach, Cucumber & Goat Cheese Black Bean Burger $7.89
Truffle Mushroom Swiss Black Bean Burger $7.89
Create Your Own Black Bean Burger $7.89


Colorado Chicken $10.39
Classic Chicken $9.19
Avocado Club Chicken $10.39
BBQ, Bacon & Cheddar Chicken $10.39
Buffalo & Blue Cheese Chicken $10.39
Spicy Jalapeño Baja Chicken $10.39
Spinach, Cucumber & Goat Cheese Chicken $10.39
Truffle Mushroom Swiss Chicken $10.39
Create Your Own Chicken $9.19

Fries & Sides

French Fries Regular $2.79
French Fries Large $3.99
Sweet Potato Fries Regular $3.19
Sweet Potato Fries Large $4.49
SmashFries® Regular $2.99
SmashFries® Large $4.19
Sweet Potato SmashFries® Regular $3.19
Sweet Potato SmashFries® Large $4.49
Spicy Buffalo Fries Regular $3.19
Spicy Buffalo Fries Large $4.49
Applesauce $2.49
Haystack Onions $3.19
Veggie Frites $3.99
Side Garden Salad $3.99
Fried Pickles $3.99


Harvest Salad (No Chicken) $7.89
Harvest Crispy or Grilled Chicken Salad $10.19
Classic Cobb Salad (No Chicken) $7.89
Classic Cobb Crispy or Grilled Chicken Salad $10.19
Baja Cobb Salad (No Chicken) $7.89
Baja Cobb Crispy or Grilled Chicken Salad $10.19
Spinach, Cucumber & Goat Cheese Salad (No Chicken) $7.89
Spinach, Cucumber & Goat Cheese Crispy or Grilled Chicken Salad $10.19

Kids Meals

Served with Fries & Kid’s Drink

Kids Smash $7.29
Chicken Strips $7.29
Hot Dog $7.29
Grilled Cheese $7.29


Fountain Drink or Iced Tea 22 oz. $2.79
Fountain Drink or Iced Tea 32 oz. $2.99
Bottled Water $2.79
Kids Horizon Organic Milk $2.29
Kids Horizon Chocolate Milk $2.29
Kids Honest Organic Apple Juice $1.99
Smart Water $3.19
Coke, Diet Coke, Coke Zero, or Sprite Bottle $2.79
Honest Organic Green Tea or Arnold Palmer Bottle $3.19
Rootbeer $3.19
Lemonade or Strawberry Lemonade Bottle $3.19


Vanilla Shake $4.99
Chocolate Shake $4.99
Strawberry Shake $4.99
Oreo® Shake $5.39
Chocolate Oreo® Shake $5.39
Butterfinger® Shake $5.39
Peanut Butter Shake $5.39
Mint Oreo Shake $5.39

Brand History

Smashburger company was founded in 2007, in Denver, Colorado by Rick Schaden and Tom Ryan in partnership with Consumer Capital Partners. Americans always loved burgers and this food was among their favorite choices, but over time the burger’s reputation has worsened and they have become a greasy, unhealthy, and lazy choice.

You might also like our articles on the menu prices of Wahlburgers, Burgerville, or Whataburger.

But Schaden and Ryan wanted to change this bad image about burgers and came up with a new smashing technique used to create burgers from 100% Angus beef. At the basis of this technique is the “Millard Reaction”, which means pressing down the meat while it is being cooked in order to create an entirely different dimension of taste. All of their food items are prepared to order with an accent on local produce, so you can be sure that only high-quality, fresh, and natural ingredients are used.

Smashburger had a great evolution over time and in fifteen years it expanded in many states from America and six other countriesȘ Canada, the United Kingdom, Costa Rica, Saudi Arabia, El Salvador, and Panama. They opened their first drive-through in Houston, Texas at the end of 2015. Forbes magazine named this restaurant “America’s Most Promising Company”.

Schaden and Ryan have succeeded to create a very different burger from the one you can find in other similar restaurants by focusing on high-quality ingredients. Moreover, there is everything for everyone with an expanded menu that includes desserts, sides, sandwiches, and alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.

Our review

Smashburger is well-known among customers for being impeccably clean, with professional and helpful staff. This is a fast-casual restaurant where you will place your order at the counter and then, the food is brought to your table by a waiter.

Smashburger Angus BurgerThis restaurant differentiates from its competitors by focusing on offering dishes made from all-natural ingredients. For instance, the burgers are prepared with 100% Angus beef that has been pasture-fed. There is a large variety of burger options you can choose from such as Truffle Mushroom Swiss, Avocado Club, and Bacon Cheeseburger. Also, Smashburger is unique through the fact that each of its restaurants has on its menu a burger named after the city or location it is present in. For instance, the restaurant in Denver has a burger named “Colorado Burger”. These burgers are available in two sizes: ½-pound and 1/3-pound.

Besides the burgers, at each of their locations, you will be able to choose from a wide variety of sides like veggie frites, French fries, smash fries, and buffalo fries. Plus, you can find many options of alcoholic drinks and shakes.

If you are going to Smashburger for the first time, you should try their famous Buffalo and Blue Cheese Burger served along with some Haystack Onions. And the prices charged by this restaurant are reasonable and affordable, even though they use high-quality ingredients. Be prepared to spend anywhere between $5 and $6 for a side dish, while for a sandwich, salad, or burger you will have to pay $7 to $11.

Smashburger built a new image for the classic American burger by using the freshest ingredients from local producers. Thanks to their dedication to offering fresh, delicious, all-natural food they expanded all over the United States and in some other countries as well.

Smashburger FAQs

At what time does Smashburger open?

In general, Smashburger opens at 10:00 a.m. every day, but it may vary from one location to another. It is recommended to check the opening hours of the restaurant you are interested in on their official website.

At what time does Smashburger close?

Most of the Smashburger restaurants close at 11:00 p.m. from Monday until Saturday. However, it may depend on the day of the week and location so you should verify this information on the official website of the restaurant.

What type of beef does Smashburger use?

Smashburger uses 100% certified Angus Beef.

What type of oil does Smashburger use for fries?

Smashburger uses Italian olive oil, garlic, and rosemary for its French fries.

What type of buns does Smashburger use?

Smashburger uses potato or brioche buns.

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