Smashburger Announces Oct. 2 Opening in Summerville

BBQ Bacon Cheese w FriesSmashburger will open its Summerville store on Oct. 2, and the chain’s founder says more Charleston area locations are likely to follow.

“We don’t do one-offs in any market,” Tom Ryan says. “I think we’re going to build more.”

Since opening its first location in Denver in 2007, Smashburger has added more than 220 stores to its portfolio, debuting in South Carolina last December. When the Columbia franchise opened, its owner told The State that if his store succeeded, it would likely prompt the chain to set up shop in Charleston.

“Burgers are Americans’ favorite food, and Charleston people love burgers as well as — if not better than — average Americans,” says Ryan, who envisions “tons of happy people enjoying juicy burgers” at Azalea Square’s Smashburger. Continue reading

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