Smashburger is a chain of American burger restaurants that are a part of the fast casual market. In 37 of the United States, there are 370 corporate and franchise operations. The Smashburger restaurants were founded in the year 2007 by a few men in Denver, Colorado. They offer not only burgers but sandwiches, chicken, sides, salads and shakes. It is named for its unique method of cooking that involves smashing a hunk of ground beef on the grill in order to lock in the juices. Their restaurants offer localized menus depending on the restaurant in which they are operating.