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D.C.’s burger wars continue with the opening of Smashburger in Dupont today—within blocks of Shake Shack, Black & Orange, BGR, and Five Guys.
The Denver-based chain’s shtick is “fresh, never frozen” burgers “smashed” on a 400-degree flat grill with “toasted artisan buns.” (Cue grumble.) In addition to offerings like barbecue bacon cheddar and spicy baja, the D.C. location will have a couple items exclusive to the location, like the Capital Burger with grilled onions, aged Swiss cheese, baby arugula, applewood-smoked bacon, tomatoes, and mayo on a brioche bun.
In addition to burgers, Smashburger also servers chicken sandwiches as well as salads. Fry options include “Smashfries” tossed with rosemary, olive oil, and garlic, plus sweet potato fries and veggie frites made of flash-fried carrots and green beans. Shakes come in flavors like Oreo, Nutter Butter, and Butterfinger.
Smashburger, 1739 Connecticut Ave NW, 202-459-4299, smashburger.com
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