The new restaurant, which has been announced for the town’s Fife Leisure Park, will be the company’s seventh in the UK and will open next month.
The brand say their signature burgers stand out from their competitors as they are “smashed” – a unique method of cooking which sees the 100 per cent British Red Tractor Assured beef hand-formed into a meatball before being ‘smashed’ onto a hot buttered grill – and are made using only the freshest British ingredients.
Smashburger began in the States in 2007; the brainchild of Rick Schaden, the chain was set up using funding from Consumer Capital Partners – the private equity firm that Rick and his father Richard own – and now has more than 370 restaurants operating in 38 states and nine countries.
Other options on their menu include chicken breast sandwiches and an avocado and garlic grilled Portobello cup vegetarian burger, as well as a range of freshly prepared salads and unique sides, such the garlic and rosemary Smash fries, and the distinctive deep fried pickles.
Craft beers, wines and creamy ‘handspun’ shakes made with Häagen–Dazs ice cream will also be on offer at the new eatery, which will also have a take out option.
The team behind the new restaurant say it will be open seven days a week, and will have a “bold industrial look” featuring exposed brickwork, a metal pan ceiling, hanging pendant lights and “urban typography”, describing their heritage story. As part of their Scottish launch, the US burger giant asked the people of Scotland to help them build a brand new and exclusive Local Smash burger to feature on their Scottish menus.
Following a huge response from Scottish burger fans, the Tagais (haggis in Gaelic) Stack was born and features a choice of chicken or beef patty topped with haggis, cheddar cheese, fried egg, bacon and barbecue sauce in a soft brioche bun.
A spokesperson for the group said: “Smashburger promises to deliver on speed, taste and atmosphere in an ‘every occasion’ burger restaurant that Dunfermline residents can truly call their own.”