Two Smashburger locations are coming to Denver International (DEN).
Midfield Concession Enterprises received approval for the restaurants from Denver City Council and Mayor Michael Hancock on March 14. The locations are expected to open in late 2016 and early 2017.
“We’re excited to work with the Smashburger brand, which has established itself as a well-known burger concept with strong roots in the Denver market,” says Samir Mashni, vice president of Midfield Concession (MCE-DIA LLC). “This was a big win for the team and we are grateful for the support of the Smashburger team, which welcomed us into their restaurant family for this project. We are thrilled to bring these great brands and our award-winning designs and customer focused programs to Denver International Airport.”
The restaurants will be 3,573 and 2,317 square feet in size in Concourses B and C. Both will have a full bar and a breakfast menu, in addition to the brand’s traditional offerings.
“We are excited for our relationship with MCE-DIA LLC and for MCE to bring Smashburger’s better burgers to our hometown airport for the first time,” says Rick Schaden, Smashburger co-founder and chairman. “As we continue our rapid expansion of restaurants in non-traditional spaces like airports and casino locations, we look forward to the opening of the first Denver airport location and giving travelers the opportunity to a taste local Denver flavors as they come and go from our hometown.”
Midfield’s contract is for 10 years. The company will also bring the restaurant Tom’s Urban and new brewery Tivoli into the Westin Denver International Airport Hotel.