Add This Burger to Your List of What Not to Eat

Everybody needs a gimmick.

Smashburger’s? It “smashes” each hunk of ground Angus beef onto a butter-brushed grill before piling on the toppings.


Take the big BBQ, Bacon, & Cheddar. It delivers 1,050 calories—plus 31 grams of saturated fat and 2,540 milligrams of sodium (about 1 ½ days’ worth of each)—right where you don’t want ‘em. (A regular BBQ Bacon & Cheddar has “only” 940 calories.) You’re talking big…big burgers, big pants size, big medical bills.

But the standard burgers are just the start. All Smashburgers offer their own “local recipes.” In Nevada, for example, a big Sin City (fried egg, bacon, American cheese, deep-fried onions, etc.) packs 1,280 calories. A big New Jersey (bacon, blue cheese, deep-fried onions, etc.) hits 1,380. Hey! It’s a big country.

And don’t forget the 470 calories and 7 grams of saturated fat in the regular-size order of Smashfries. Or the 560 calories and 17 grams of saturated fat in the deep-fried Haystack Onions. (The saturated fat is high because Smashburger fries in a beef fat blend. Nice touch.) Or the 3,150 mg of sodium (no joke) in the Fried Pickles.

Then you can top it off with 800-or-so calories in a Hand-Spun Shake that blends Häagen-Dazs ice cream with delicacies like Butterfingers or Oreos.

No wonder the chain is such a smash.

To let Smashburger know what you think about their menu items, visit their website at or call them at (303) 633-1500.


Other relevant links:

• Another sandwich not to eat. See: What Not to Eat at LongHorn Steakhouse

• Avoid this meal at Famous Dave’s. See: This Famous Dave’s Meal is a Great Example of What Not to Eat

• What not to eat at BJ’s. See: What Not to Eat: BJ’s Signature Deep Dish Pizzas

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