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It’s a smash

Summer means burgers, and Bloomfield Township has a new spot for a good burger. It’s Patty & Press Smashburgers located at 42767 Woodward Avenue just south of Square Lake Road in Bloomfield Township. Smashburger is a fast casual hamburger restaurant chain founded out of Denver which now has more than 227 corporate and franchise operated locations in the U.S. This locale will be owned and operated by Chef Goran Dimic and Brandon Gorgies of G&B Hospitality, and will seat up to 35 guests for lunch and dinner seven days a week. Smashburgers are known for serving grass-fed smashburgers, hand-cut fries, milkshakes and more. What’s the difference between a plain ol’ hamburger and a smashburger? According to their press materials, “The main difference between smash burgers and regular burgers is the cooking method. A Smashburger is flattened or smashed while it is cooking, which helps to create a crisp outer crust and a juicy interior. A regular burger is not smashed, which can result in a less crispy burger. The idea behind a Smashburger is that instead of letting a big, fat burger languish on the grill to cook, you add the burger meat to a rip-roaring hot skillet or griddle and smash it as it cooks for the first few seconds. The heat plus pressure combo results in a crispy and well-browned burger that cooks very fast.”

Business Matters for the Birmingham - Bloomfield area are reported by Lisa Brody. Send items for consideration to Items should be received three weeks prior to publication.


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