20 Dec 2017
Bringing a slice of New York’s edgy meatpacking district to the heart of Fife Leisure Park, one of the fastest growing restaurant concepts in the US, Smashburger, has opened its doors to welcome the people of Dunfermline. Set to be one of the biggest restaurant openings of 2017 for the area, Smashburger is already seeing queues out the door as locals descend by the dozen for a smash-hit burger before catching the latest must-see movie at Odeon, striking pins at the Bowlplex, or getting club-crazy at Adventure Golf Island.
THE SECRET’S IN THE SMASH
Producing an exceptional burger that is already a stateside hit, Smashburger has taken the often predictable fast food staple and turned it into an explosive must-try. With over 370 locations across ten countries, this cutting-edge approach has been a success since day one.
Their famous juicy patties only use fully traceable 100% British Red Tractor grain-fed beef, sourced from an award-winning family butcher. The unique smashing method means the burgers are handcrafted into a meatball, smashed, seared and seasoned on a hot buttered grill to seal in all the juices for an irresistibly juicy burger in every bite. Always made to order and never frozen, Smashburger will only use the very best of ingredients with a focus on supporting the community and using local produce wherever possible.
A BETTER BURGER
Developed in 2007 by founder Tom Ryan, the original Smashburgers include the Classic Smash, BBQ Bacon Cheddar, Truffle Mushroom Swiss and Bacon Cheeseburger, heralding from the founding location in Denver, USA. Other choices include the Spicy Jalapeño Baja with guacamole, Monterey Jack, lettuce, tomato, onion and chipotle mayo on a spicy chipotle bun and the Spinach, Cucumber & Goats Cheese with tomato, onion and balsamic dressing on a multi-grain bun. Alternatively, customise your own with a vast array of ingredients including a choice of cheeses, delicious toppings and artisan buns – a bespoke burger as you like it.
THE HAGGIS BURGER – EXCLUSIVE TO SCOTLAND
Although heralding from the US, Smashburger recently asked the people of Scotland to help them build a brand new and exclusive ‘Local Smash’ burger to feature on the menu. The response was outstanding and the Tagais (haggis in Gaelic) Stack was born and features a choice of chicken or beef patty topped with the finest haggis, cheddar cheese, fried egg, bacon and barbecue sauce in a soft and fluffy brioche bun.
MORE THAN JUST BURGERS
It’s not just about the world-famous patties though at Smashburger. The menu, with impeccably sourced ingredients at its heart, also features choices such as juicy grilled or crispy chicken breast sandwiches like the Avocado Club with fresh avocado, applewood smoked bacon, lettuce, tomato, ranch dressing and mayo. Vegetarians can opt for an Avocado Ranch Portobello mushroom burger or Sweet Butternut and Chickpea burger and, for the more virtuous, there’s a selection of super-fresh salads, including a Classic Cobb. Tempting sides include garlic and rosemary Smash fries, crunchy veggie frites, haystack onions and fried pickles.
What’s more, a constant commitment to innovation is at the heart of Smashburger’s ethos with special burger creations featured on rotation such as the famous ‘Triple Double’ (two layers of juicy beef and three layers of melted cheese, all wrapped up in an artisan bun).
Deluxe burgers deserve the best drinks offering and Smashburger’s liquid libations do not disappoint. A list of carefully curated local craft beers and ciders sits alongside prosecco and a selection of red, white and rose wines.
Anyone looking for sparkling zero-proofs will be spoilt for choice at the free-style touch-screen soda fountain, providing over 100 different combinations of fizzy favourites including Coca Cola, Fanta, Dr. Pepper, Sprite and Powerade. And, for a truly indulgent mix, handspun shakes are made with Haagen Dazs ice cream in fabulous flavours including chocolate, vanilla, strawberry and Oreo.
Open seven days a week, eat-in or grab and go, and discover why Smashburger is a better burger, scrap that, the best burger this side of the pond.
So smash, sizzle, and savour… Smashburger has arrived in Dunfermline. Let the queues begin…
Fife Leisure Park, Dunfermline, KY11 8EX
Smashburger is a leading fast casual “better burger” restaurant known for its fresh never frozen, beef burgers that are smashed on the grill to sear in the juices, creating an upscale quality burger packed with flavour and served at a great value. Providing the UK with 100% British beef burgers that are Red Tractor Assured, in addition to burgers, Smashburger offers grilled or crispy chicken sandwiches, fresh salads, signature side items such as Haystack onions and Veggie Frites, and hand-spun Haagen-Dazs shakes. On each market menu, Smashburger offers locally inspired items like the regional burger and local craft beer. The company began in 2007 with the vision of Rick Schaden and funding by Consumer Capital Partners—the private equity firm that Rick and his father Richard own. Smashburger now operates more than 372 corporate and franchise restaurants in 38 states and ten international countries.