Last Year's Rank: 182
Investment Range: $667,260 - $1,244,830
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Smashburger is a fast-casual restaurant chain known for its innovative burgers, rosemary-garlic fries and ice cream shakes made with Haagen-Dazs ice cream. The chain is one of the few fast-casual chains to serve alcohol, offering beer and wine.
The name comes from the burger cooking process: non-frozen beef starts as a ball and is smashed into burger form on a grill.
Smashburger has 340+ locations in 38 states and nine countries, and is majority-owned by Filipino company Jollibee Foods Corporation.
Global Sales: $318,000,000*
US Units: 323
International Units: 23
Total Units: 346
Percent Franchised: 43%
% International Units: 7%
US Franchised Units: 127
International Franchised Units: 23
*Franchise Times Estimate