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Smashburger: The New “Better Burger” Family Friendly Restaurant

There’s a new family friendly burger joint in town. My kids and I headed over to the special opening event to try out the new Smashburger in Royal Oak. True to its name, the burgers are made by smashing the 100% Certified Angus Beef patties. Evidently they have perfected smashing their patties to create a carmelized sear on the burger which keeps all the juicy burger goodness in during cooking.

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My kids loved their burgers and their MacKay’s milkshakes. Smashburger originated in Denver, Colorado but now there are two Canadian franchises and both of them are in Calgary. I love that they incorporate local suppliers on their menu such as Cochrane’s MacKay’s ice cream for their milkshakes and Calgary’s Big Rock for their beer selections.

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Photo Credit: Adam Peariso

Smashburger offers a selection of their signature burgers (including the Calgary burger). If you are feeling creative you can customize your very own burger masterpiece choosing from a selection of artisanal cheeses,  fresh produce and a variety of sauces. There is also a selection of chicken sandwiches, hot dogs and fresh tossed signature salads.

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Photo Credit: Adam Peariso

Kids have their very own menu (ages 12 and under) and for $5.49 your child can choose between a burger, chicken strips, hot dog or grilled cheese. Their selection comes with fries and a drink.

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In honour of the grand opening, Smashburger welcomed some of the city’s most prominent food writers and bloggers to participate in a Stampede Burger Battle. If you’d like to read about it, check out Misty Hamel’s Life Where We Are blog post about the Smashburger Stampede Burger Battle.

Smashburger Contact Info:

Smashburger Sunridge – #4 2770 32 Avenue NE, Calgary AB
Smashburger Royal Oak – 8888 Country Hills Blvd. NW, Calgary AB
Hours: 10am – 10pm
Website: www.smashburger.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/smashburger
Twitter: @smashburger

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About Melissa Vroon

Melissa is a co-founder of Family Fun Calgary. She loves taking her kids to all the places she visited as a kid and sharing her adventures online.

Comments

  1. Thanks for the shout-out, Melissa! I love the pic of your little guy enjoying his burger. So cute!

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