The burgers are on the grill and the fries are in the oil. Smashburger opens its second location on 119th Street today -- its first in Olathe. The Denver-based burger chain will sling burgers at 15241 West 119th Street from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.
Burgers, fries and shakes (made with Haagen-Daaz) are the menu staples. Hot dogs, chicken sandwiches and salads are also available. Among the sides are haystack onions (think onion straws) and veggie frites (fried asparagus spears, carrot sticks and green beans).
Smashburger gets its name from the practice of smashing and then searing burgers on the grill. The chain also has its own special sauce -- a blend of
mayonnaise, yellow mustard, pickle relish and lemon juice.
As part of the opening-week celebration, Smashburger is donating $1 for every Kansas City Smashburger sold at the Olathe location between today and August 10 to TLC for Children & Families Inc. The Kansas City Smashburger is Angus beef with grilled onions, garlic-sauteed mushrooms, Swiss cheese, haystack onions and A-1 sauce on an egg bun.
Smashburger opened a second area location in Overland Park back in April at 6551 West 119th Street.