Reader: I love me some Smashburger, but not those fries

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Smashburger has been a smash hit since the homegrown chain was introduced in 2006. Since then, it's built a dozen stores in the metro area -- and expanded not just throughout the United States, but across the ocean. And in the next year, the company plans to open another sixty to seventy stores. But first it's rolling out a new look and new items, which Jenn Wohletz tried first at a media preview, then at the Stapleton store.

But some readers think that one of the original items needs work:

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Says a94buff:

I've never liked those Rosemary garlic fries. Oily and too much rosemary. And the regular fries are abysmal, which seems weird given how almost every burger joint under the sun now has pretty decent fries and for how much attention they put into the other menu items. i do love me some smashburger, though.

How do you feel about Smashburger? What do you love? What do you loathe? And where would you like to see another store in the metro area? Post your suggestions below.

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If I'm picking up Smashburger after work, I'll get the burgers at the Tabor Center, and stop for fries at the Mickey D's on Park Ave West. Smashburger's fries can't even survive the ten minute home.


It's a good thing that Smashburgers fries suck.  It helps my cholesterol because I wont eat them.

Gotta love that meat candy!


I don't know what the smashburger fuss is all about. 

For me, Burgers are an emotional subject.  The QSR burger battles remind me of the Coke/Pepsi battles of the 80's when I was growing up.  I'm definitely not a smashburger guy - I think their food is way over salted and a terrible value for the money. For basically the same price or maybe a buck more I can get a best-in-town Park Burger, or if I want to spend less I can get Freddy's. Admittedly, Freddy's is also very salty but damn fine in comparison when you factor in the double ultra-thin patty's with smothered cheese, pickles and mustard, and those shoe string fries are just so much tastier.

ScubaSteve topcommenter

I'm crazy about SmashBurger, but I've never had their fries, since I really don't care for french fries that much.  I always order a side of fried dill pickles with ranch dressing dip. I love their All American cheeseburgers and their milkshakes.

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If I factor in the amount of $$$ in gas costs to get from my place to Park Burger or Freddy's, then I've spent far more than I would have if I'd gone to SmashBurger, which is only about a mile and a half from my place.

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