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November 03, 2013

South Bay's Monster Smash(burger)!

Posted by Abby Schwarz

Just in time for Halloween, Smashburger opened a new location in San Jose! And before the public got a taste, the South Bay Yelp Elite Squad had a burger spooktacular in full costume.

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Not long ago, people ate lots of burgers, however they were ordinary burgers. But there was something missing – the need for something  satisfying and real, something basic and good, something affordable and fresh – a place with a burger soul. A place that burger lovers could call their own and feel pride in recommending to their friends and family. So Smashburger asked, shouldn’t there be a better way?

Smashburger believes that smashing is better. Their handcrafted burgers are smashed, seared and seasoned to order, using our fresh, never frozen 100% Certified Angus Beef®. Whether you choose a Classic Smashburger or decide to create-your-own, their artisan buns, freshly chopped produce, flavorful sauces and variety of cheeses are designed to deliver a great-tasting, juicy burger you can taste in every bite.

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And taste we did! 7-courses to be exact, not including sides or shakes. Luckily, our outfits had elastic waists and could withstand the stress. Our host from Smashburger HQ, Christine, took us through the entire process, explaining everything from the restaurant concept to the choice ingredients to how to actually smash a burger. And Yelpers loved every minute of it!

"Smashburger was so so SO generous with their 3 sides and tastings of 7 burgers/sandwiches and shakes. I'm stuffed but so happily so! I love that there was someone from their corporate office to explain the process and the background of Smashburger, it just shows how much they love and care about their company and really stand by their product. I also enjoyed how she explained each burger as they were being brought out." - Teresa N

"First time here and definitely won't be my last yo!...Where do I start?
Mushroom burger  - super moist and juicy.
Classic Chicken -  tasted super healthy and a nice alternative if you're not craving beef
BBQ Bacon Burger - my favorite, the bacon is cooked on point and the sauce is damn goodz!" - Deep S

"I haven't had burgers as good as I did last night at the Smashburger Elites only event. This intimate event was a good chance for me to get to know other Elite Yelpers. I loved how much information we learned about Smashburger and their Certified Angus Beef Burgers, Chicken Burgers and Vegetarian Burgers. It was cool to learn that they have Regional Burgers you can purchase only at regional locations. For instance, here in the Bay Area we have our very own Bay Burger and they use a Ciabatta Bun instead of their Egg Buns they use on their classic burgers." - Marlyn A

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Read the 5-star reviews and check out the photos taken by Super Elite Alex L

Excited to have another Smashburger in San Jose! Thanks for hosting the South Bay Elites (in costume nonetheless) and letting us taste the goods :)

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Abby S, Communtiy Manager (with a few Halloween costumed Elites!)

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