I moved to Long Island about a year ago. I used to have my favorite local eating spots when I was living in Queens, but after the move I had to find new places to frequent. With three children, the restaurants HAD to be family friendly.
I was happy to have had the chance to review Smashburger, a new restaurant opening up less than a mile from where I live and work in New Hyde Park. Smashburger has had their sign up for weeks and my husband and I have been looking forward to trying it. For the Media Preview party, I was able to bring my whole family to experience the “Smashed Fresh. Served Delicious.” burger.
Within minutes of entering, I already knew we found a new favorite. I was up to order with three indecisive kids and a line behind me. Not once did the person behind the counter make me feel like I was taking too much time, nor was I rushed to place my order. All I got was smiles (and with hungry kids nagging at my arm, that was a huge bonus!) All around, the staff made us feel welcomed and helped make our eating experience less stressful with the family.
This Smashburger, the fourth location in Long Island that’s opened up for the franchise in the last year and a half, has an inviting, contemporary look that doesn’t make it feel like a typical greasy fast food joint. After you place the order, you sit and wait as food is served to you at your table. It was pretty much a full restaurant experience at a “quick” food joint.
To top it off, the food was great! I loved the menu variety; there are burger, chicken and salad options, as well as different bun types (brioche, multi-grain, spicy chipotle, egg). If that wasn’t enough, there are also Haagen Dazs shakes!
I can go on and on about food but bottom line – this place is a winner for my family, and we’ll definitely be going back.
The newest Smashburger is located at 1600 Marcus Avenue, New Hyde Park. If this location isn’t convenient for you, don’t fret. I hear they are scheduled to open several more over the next year!
Smashburger is America’s fastest growing, fast casual “better burger” restaurant with 237 corporate and franchise restaurants operating in 30 states and in four international countries. The company began in 2007. By offering fresh, premium “smashed to order” burgers, chicken sandwiches, salads, signature side items and hand-spun Haagen-Dazs shakes, Smashburger has modernized the way people think about burgers. Known for localizing its menu in every market with regionally inspired burgers and side items and offering local craft beers, Smashburger has received numerous awards including topping Fast Casual’s 2012 Top Mover & Shakers list, America’s Most Promising Company by Forbes magazine, INC. 500’s List of America’s Fastest Growing Companies INC’s #9 Hire Power Award winner, and is regularly voted “best burger’ in cities all around the world. To learn more, visit www.smashburger.com.