Smashburger acquires five sites following UK debut

Posted 26/05/2016 : By: Support

US restaurant concept Smashburger has announced the acquisition of a further five UK sites following the launch of its very first restaurant at the Kingston Centre retail park in Milton Keynes this May.

The first to open will be its Brighton site where it will take over the two floor site from Mucho Burrito on North Street. Newcastle and Bath openings will follow this autumn.Smashburger’s first Scottish venture in the Sauchiehall Centre in Glasgow will open its doors at the end of the year whilst a fifth site has been secured at the Junction 9 Retail Park in Wednesbury in the West Midlands for an early 2017 opening.Managing director of the Smashburger franchise owner, Tim Lowther, said: "There's a £2.8 billion burger market in the UK and we believe there’s massive room for growth for the right brand.“The way we cook our burgers at Smashburger is unique and the result is a much better burger. We are confident consumers will taste the difference and are very excited to be opening a further five sites in the next 12 months.

“We are aiming for 35 over the next few years, creating up to 1400 new jobs." In the US, Smashburger has more than 300 stores and has teamed up with the MSG Group to act as the UK master franchisee.