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SmashBurger Coming to Culver City...

Mattapoisett in LA Oct 29, 2012 12:30 PM

There was activity in the old Famima [rip] space at Venice and Overland. In the window was an ABC sign listing SmashBurger Acquisitions as the owner. They are just starting the jackhammering of the floor so It may be a few months before this is up and running.

  1. wienermobile Oct 29, 2012 01:11 PM

    I've been to Smashburger in La Jolla and I actually really liked it. A good fast food burger.

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      paprkutr Oct 29, 2012 01:15 PM

      Just read about it and we wanted to try it. Sounds good

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        granadafan Oct 29, 2012 08:40 PM

        First Five Guys and now Smashburger moving in on In N Out's territory.

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          latindancer Oct 29, 2012 08:42 PM

          ...and from the looks of the lines I frequent @ In n Out neither one will make a dent in their business.

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            GroovinGourmet Oct 29, 2012 08:46 PM

            DIfferent price point entirely for Smashburger, and worth the difference, IMNSHO.

            There's a shopping area that has both about 2 miles from me here in SLC. I've gone to SB 5 or 6 times for every visit to InO.

            Now that I've been diagnosed as diabetic that ratio will no doubt go way up. SB's Veggie Frites are nice alternative to spuds... and I will miss InO spuds for sure.

            Went to 5 Guys once and could not have been less impressed with the burger, though I liked the fries a lot.

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              Dirtywextraolives Oct 30, 2012 02:23 PM

              +1 re your assessment of five guys. Actually, the meal we had at the culver city location was fine, nothing earth shattering, but tasty. Then I went again to one out in Ventura County, and perhaps I got the wrong things on the burger this time, but I did not like it as well, I didn't even finish it, which is rare for me. But the fries were great.

              1. re: GroovinGourmet
                Jase Oct 30, 2012 03:02 PM

                The one time I tried smashburger in Vegas I wasn't impressed with them as a competitor to On n Out's niche.

            2. wienermobile Oct 30, 2012 10:14 AM

              From Grub Street "...expected debut sometime before the end of 2012, with many, many more to follow."

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                Dirtywextraolives Oct 30, 2012 02:21 PM

                How do you find Smashburger compared to Five Guys? I have not heard of this chain except for here.

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                  wienermobile Oct 30, 2012 02:37 PM

                  I liked it more than five guys. The meat was more flavorful and seasoned with a good sear. Patty was also juicer but I don't remember if you order to temperature. Not quite as messy as five guys. You can choose your bun from Classic Egg, Multi-grain, Spicy chipotle. Torta roll or just Lettuce. Choice of cheese including American, Aged Swiss ,Blue. Goa, Pepper jack, or Sharp cheddar. Each city has it's own special burger in SAN DIEGO it's Fresh avocado, fresh cilantro and onions, pepper jack cheese, lettuce, tomato, sour cream and spicy chipotle mayo on a torta roll. Served with a wedge of lime. Burgers run around $6 and about $1.50 more for a big smash (a double). It's a good fast food burger.

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                    Dirtywextraolives Oct 30, 2012 02:53 PM

                    Thanks so much, I will definitely give them a try when they open.

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                      wienermobile Oct 30, 2012 03:09 PM

                      ...but In n' Out will always be my favorite.

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                        wienermobile Oct 30, 2012 03:53 PM

                        In Thousand Oaks they have an LA Burger with Crispy wonton, fried egg, cilantro, cucumber, lettuce, tomato and Japanese steakhouse ginger dressing on a black and white sesame seed bun. Maybe this will be on Culver City menu.

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                jaykayen Oct 30, 2012 02:29 PM

                Also Mission Viejo (for OC folks.)

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                  granadafan Oct 30, 2012 08:22 PM

                  In N Out should open a branch next to every 5 guys and Smashburger to see what happens.

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