Smashburger has opened its first restaurant in Scotland on Sauchiehall Street. Bringing the American hit to the city, they use fully traceable 100% British Red Tractor grain-fed beef, sourced from an award-winning family butcher and offer creative topping combinations. There ther is the smashing method with the burgers formed into a meatball, smashed, seared and seasoned on a hot buttered grill to seal in all the juices for a distinctive taste.
Your burger will be made to order and delivered to your table in around six minutes. Developed in 2007 by founder Tom Ryan, the original smashburgers include the Classic Smash, BBQ Bacon Cheddar, Truffle Mushroom Swiss and Bacon Cheeseburger.
Other choices on the menu include the Spicy Jalapeño Baja with guacamole, Monterey Jack, lettuce, tomato, onion and chipotle mayo on a spicy chipotle bun and the Spinach, Cucumber & Goats Cheese with tomato, onion and balsamic dressing on a multi-grain bun. Alternatively, customise your own by picking ingredients including a choice of cheeses, toppings and buns.
Before opening in Glasgow, Smashburger asked the people of Scotland to help them build a brand new and exclusive Local Smash burger to feature on the menu. The response led to the Tagais (haggis in Scottish Gaelic) Stack. Exclusive to the new restaurant, this features your choice of chicken or beef patty topped with haggis, cheddar cheese, fried egg, bacon and barbecue sauce in a brioche bun.
The menu also features choices such as juicy grilled or crispy chicken breast sandwiches like the Avocado Club with fresh avocado, applewood smoked bacon, lettuce, tomato, ranch dressing and mayo. Vegetarians can opt for an Avocado Ranch Portobello mushroom burger or Sweet Butternut and Chickpea burger and, for the more virtuous, there’s a selection of super-fresh salads, including a Classic Cobb. Sides include garlic and rosemary Smash fries, crunchy veggie frites, haystack onions and fried pickles. There’s also a list of local craft beers and ciders alongside prosecco and a selection of red, white and rose wines.
Visit and you’ll also have access to the free-style touch-screen soda fountain, providing over 100 different combinations of fizzy favourites including Coca Cola, Fanta, Dr. Pepper, Sprite and Powerade. For something a bit special, go for the indulgent handspun shakes, made with Haagen Dazs ice cream in flavours including chocolate, vanilla, strawberry and Oreo.
The Sauchiehall Building
165 Sauchiehall Street