Smashburger Opens First Washington, D.C. Location

The chain opened in Dupont Circle, right near Shake Shack

This bacon cheeseburger is just one of the many burgers Smashburger has to offer.

Step aside, Shake Shack, a new burger joint is coming through. Smashburger opened its first store in D.C on Wednesday, as reported by Eater.

Founded in 2007, Smashburger started as a single store in Denver to now over a hundred across the country. What makes Smashburger unique is that they have a signature burger for different regions. Specific for the D.C store, the featured burger is called the Capital and has grilled onions, Swiss, arugula, applewood-smoked bacon, tomatoes, and mayo on a brioche bun.

Their menu also offers a great variety that includes burgers (even a veggie one!), chicken sandwiches, sides, salads, Haagen-Dazs shakes, kids meals, and the option to choose your own bun, cheese, sauce, and toppings. On top of that there are two burger sizes to choose from, which are all under $7.


The new opening will bring in many tourists, college students, or anybody coming through the nearby metro station. But the Smashburger already has some competition. Shake Shack, located also in Dupont Circle, will have people choosing between the two, which is certainly a tough decision.