Thursday, October 03, 2019

Smashburger to Open in Boston

It looks like a Colorado-based chain of quick-casual burger restaurants is opening its fourth location in the Greater Boston area, and this one will open within the city itself.

According to a number of job posts, including one within the Craigslist site, Smashburger is getting ready to open a new outlet, with the Craigslist post saying "New Restaurant Opening in Boston!" while a corresponding map shows the South Boston/Dorchester area (though maps included within job posts are typically inaccurate). A search has not come up with an exact location for the upcoming dining spot, so we have reached out to the company for additional information and are waiting to hear back from them.

The Denver-based Smashburger chain was established in 2007, featuring meatball-shaped patties that are "smashed" on the grill, in order to help caramelize the beef and keep in the juices. Currently, Boston-area locations can be found in Medford, Natick, and Westwood, while two others a bit further out can be found in Attleboro and Plainville.

The website for Smashburger is at

[January 15, 2020 update: A licensing board hearing page indicates that the new location of Smashburger will be at 545 Boylston Street in the Back Bay/Copley Square area of the city, pending approval.]

[February 5, 2020 update: According to a tweet from @CopleyScott17, Smashburger will be moving into the space where Noon Mediterranean had been until closing in the summer of 2018.]

[August 3, 2020 update: The Boston Globe mentions that Smashburger is slated to open in the Back Bay on Wednesday, August 5.]

by Marc Hurwitz (Also follow us on Twitter at @hiddenboston)

[Related article from our sister site (Boston's Hidden Restaurants): Slideshow--Fifteen Burgers in the Boston Area and Beyond]

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