Notre Dame Student Government, Campus Dining and Student Activities Facilities have announced that Smashburger will replace Burger King in LaFortune Student Center. Construction began the week of May 16, and the new facility is expected to be open at the start of the school year.
Smashburger is a fast casual restaurant serving “smashed-to-order” burgers, chicken sandwiches, salads, sides and Häagen-Dazs shakes.
Their tagline “Smashed Fresh, Served Delicious” speaks to their commitment to using only fresh ingredients, never-frozen 100 percent angus beef, and local produce. Founded in 2007, Smashburger has 300 restaurants in five countries.
The decision to bring in Smashburger comes in response to student feedback received through surveys and Student Government’s online feedback tool, Onward. Students have clearly expressed a desire for a fresh, healthier option to replace Burger King.