Smashburger, the nation’s fastest growing “better burger” restaurant, is opening its first Detroit suburb location on Monday, October 31, 2011. The restaurant will open in West Bloomfield at 6919 Orchard Lake Road (south of Maple). We by Friday night for a special sneak peek at the new restaurant and to see what they were cooking up.
What they were cooking up was GREAT food! The burgers were perfect – juicy and full of flavor. They use fresh never frozen 100% Certified Angus Beef.
The menu was full of tempting burgers and sides – I chose the signature Michigan Olive Smashburger while my husband went with the Swiss and Mushroom Smashburger. You can choose between 1/3 pound or1/2 pound burger – we went for the smaller size since we were going to be sampling quite a bit from the menu. As for the sides, we went with chili cheese fries with jalapenos, onion and cheddar and fried dill pickles. My husband couldn’t stop raving about the chili fries. The fried dill pickles were a big hit too – something you don’t see everyday. Later on we sampled the onion haystacks, they came with a tangy dipping sauce and were yummy too! To cap off the meal we shared a handspun Häagen-Daz shakes. They also have a children’s menu, my less adventurous son went with chicken and fries and gave it two thumbs up.
Here are the things that I think make this place special: the fresh never frozen beef, unique and tasty side dishes, toasted buns that aren’t your normal run-of-the-mill bun, and a super friendly staff. I was told my one of the employee’s that they are planning on opening quite a few new restaurants around the Detroit metro area in the near future…….. I hope one is coming to my neighborhood!
For more information on Smashburger or to see the complete yummy menu click here.
Disclosure: Our meal was complimentary that evening – but you should know that all views and opinions are honest and strictly my own.