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    Ate at SmashBurger in Ankeny for the fist time last night and thought it was one of the best burgers I have ever had. These have been popping up pretty quickly in Iowa and I was curious if people think a SmashBurger would do well in Campustown, or somewhere in Ames. There was a Smashburger in Tempe, AZ right next to SunDevil Stadium so I would assume they enjoy being on College Campuses.



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    Re: SmashBurger

    Quote Originally Posted by Haverhill View Post
    Ate at SmashBurger in Ankeny for the fist time last night and thought it was one of the best burgers I have ever had. These have been popping up pretty quickly in Iowa and I was curious if people think a SmashBurger would do well in Campustown, or somewhere in Ames. There was a Smashburger in Tempe, AZ right next to SunDevil Stadium so I would assume they enjoy being on College Campuses.
    I've tried them twice and won't be returning if I can avoid it. They have a better product than the big name burger joints, but they are overpriced for what you get. You can get a better burger for a better price at a dive bar and grill in almost any town in the midwest.



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    Re: SmashBurger

    Quote Originally Posted by Haverhill View Post
    Ate at SmashBurger in Ankeny for the fist time last night and thought it was one of the best burgers I have ever had. These have been popping up pretty quickly in Iowa and I was curious if people think a SmashBurger would do well in Campustown, or somewhere in Ames. There was a Smashburger in Tempe, AZ right next to SunDevil Stadium so I would assume they enjoy being on College Campuses.
    I think it might do well in one of the outlying areas of Campustown, or somewhere else in town (since it's the tiniest bit more expensive than a burger joint, it might have a bigger market with families). I usually don't even eat beef, but really enjoyed my burger - and the SmashFries are good, too. Some little kid had one of those malts, and it also looked good.


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    Re: SmashBurger

    I've been to the one in WDM a couple times over the last few months. Really good burgers.



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    Re: SmashBurger

    Like the burgers but the Smashfries aren't really for me.


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    Re: SmashBurger

    Quote Originally Posted by CylentButDeadly View Post
    Like the burgers but the Smashfries aren't really for me.
    First time we went, they weren't fresh, so the rosemary was way too strong. I loved them fresh the second time, but they're definitely a very specific taste.


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    Re: SmashBurger

    Quote Originally Posted by Angie View Post
    First time we went, they weren't fresh, so the rosemary was way too strong. I loved them fresh the second time, but they're definitely a very specific taste.
    Those fries are pretty common on the west coast. Very good though IMO.



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    Re: SmashBurger

    Love their burgers, could take or leave the fries. Definitely one of the better burgers I've had.



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    Re: SmashBurger

    Quote Originally Posted by Angie View Post
    I think it might do well in one of the outlying areas of Campustown, or somewhere else in town (since it's the tiniest bit more expensive than a burger joint, it might have a bigger market with families).
    I suspect that Smash Burger would do fine in Campus Town. There is a Smash Burger in Dillon and the patrons appear to be ski-bums; I have also eaten at the Smash Burger in Fort Collins and their audience appears to be college students.

    It will be interesting when the territories of In-and-Out Burger and Smash Burger start overlapping. My preference is Smash Burger.


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    Re: SmashBurger

    Quote Originally Posted by acgclone View Post
    Love their burgers, could take or leave the fries. Definitely one of the better burgers I've had.
    Same. I thought the burger was truly delicious. It was just expensive enough that I wouldn't go there often, but definitely every once in a while. The fries were fine, but not so amazing that I would spend the money again.


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    Re: SmashBurger

    What i'd really like to see would be a five guys out here in west des moines.



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    Re: SmashBurger

    Quote Originally Posted by alarson View Post
    What i'd really like to see would be a five guys out here in west des moines.
    Oh HELL yes. Now that was easily the best quick burger I have ever had. Holy cow. SO GOOD.


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    Re: SmashBurger

    Quote Originally Posted by alaskaguy View Post
    I suspect that Smash Burger would do fine in Campus Town. There is a Smash Burger in Dillon and the patrons appear to be ski-bums; I have also eaten at the Smash Burger in Fort Collins and their audience appears to be college students.

    It will be interesting when the territories of In-and-Out Burger and Smash Burger start overlapping. My preference is Smash Burger.
    Those are some good burgers, Dude.


    Smash Burger is probably my 2nd favorite "fast food" burger, only behind Whataburger. Good stuff. I really like how they do a different burger for each state they're in.


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    Quote Originally Posted by alaskaguy View Post
    It will be interesting when the territories of In-and-Out Burger and Smash Burger start overlapping. My preference is Smash Burger.
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    Re: SmashBurger

    Good burgers, but a little pricey. I didn't have the fries, went with the onion rings (or whatever they are called).


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