Smashburger set to open in Bentonville May 27

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Denver-based Smashburger is about to be christened in Bentonville, the first of what could be three or four are locations for the hamburger chain in the future, according to Christine Ferris, corporate spokeswoman.

Smashburger Bentonville is slated to open May 27, and will employ between 30 and 40 workers, which is typical for the chain, Ferris said. The local site is located 500 S. E. Walton Boulevard and is the first Smashburger to open in the Natural State.

“We are excited to bring Smashburger’s better burger to Arkansas and Bentonville. Satisfying and real, basic and good, affordable and fresh – Smashburger is a place with a burger soul,” said Smashburger Founder & Chief Concept Officer Tom Ryan. “With a broad menu of handcrafted burgers, chicken, salads, signature sides and handspun shakes, Smashburger has something for everyone and we are proud to be opening the first location in the area.”

Ferris did not specify where future sites of Smashburger might locate across the region, but she said the franchise owner secured the rights to four locations.

While Smashburger is national chain, the restaurant franchisees have the flexibility to tweak the menu to fit their local likes. The Bentonville Smashburger will feature a Razorback Smashburger and a Razorback chicken sandwich.