Friday, February 21, 2014

Smashburger May Be Coming to Cambridge's Central Square

It looks like a Denver-based chain of quick-casual burger restaurants may be opening a location in one of Cambridge's busiest areas.

A License Commission General Hearing page on the City of Cambridge website mentions that Smashburger has applied for a common victualer license to open a location on Mass. Ave. in Central Square, with the eatery having seating for 70 and hours being 10:00 AM to 11:00 PM daily. If Smashburger does open in the space, it will join another location in Natick, which opened this past December. (Earlier we had reported that a number of locations of the chain could be coming to the Boston area.)

Smashburger, which started out in 2007, features meatball-shaped burger patties that are "smashed" on the grill, helping to caramelize the meat and keep in the juices.

The address for this proposed burger place in Central Square is 589 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA, 02139. The website for Smashburger is at

[March 18 update: Central Square News is reporting that Smashburger has apparently decided not to open at 589 Mass. Ave. after all, with the restaurant's website seeming to confirm this, showing no listing of the location in its "new store openings" or "coming soon" sections. (It is not known whether they are still looking to open elsewhere in the neighborhood.)]

[Earlier Article]
Smashburger Is Coming to the Boston Area

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