When you dine out, you might think about the ingredients that go into your food, but you probably don’t think about all the numbers that make your meal happen. Restaurants are filled with interesting figures that might not be apparent when you bite into an enticing entrée or take a sip of a signature cocktail, but they’re all around you.
This week we roll out to the newly opened Smashburger in Fairfax. We find out how many DC-specific items they’re offering, the number of regionally tailored burgers available at the chain’s 168 locations nationwide, and how many free sauces and toppings are on hand to help you build the perfect burger. We also asked them a lone question about their salads, so we can all pretend like anyone goes to a place called Smashburger to get their daily dose of greens.
Seats: 97, 57 indoors and 40 on the patio
Smashburger locations: 168
Signature burgers: Seven
Different kind of patties: Three Angus beef, chicken and veggie
Free sauces and toppings: 19
Different cheeses: Six
Most expensive add-on: $1.50 for applewood smoked bacon
Bottles in each beer bucket: Four
Salads: Four, Harvest, Classic Cobb, Spinach & Goat Cheese, and Caesar
Regional specific menu items only available at the Fairfax location: Two, the Capital Burger and the Chicken Sandwich (both come on a brioche bun and are topped with grilled onions, aged Swiss cheese, baby arugula, applewood smoked bacon, tomatoes and mayo)
Regionally specific burgers offered across all locations: 32, including the Sin City (fried egg, applewood smoked bacon, American cheese, grilled onions, haystack onions and smash sauce on an egg bun), New Yorker (NY cheddar cheese, garlic grilled onions, fresh spinach, tomato and peppercorn garlic aioli on a brioche bun), and the LA (crispy wontons, fried egg, cilantro, cucumber, lettuce, tomato and Japanese steakhouse ginger dressing on a black and white sesame seed bun)
Number of regionally specific milkshakes: Seven, including the Gooey Butter Cake in St. Louis Missouri, Banana Pudding in North Carolina and Chai for Los Angeles