05/15/2010 11:28 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Smashburger Review: Hamburger Expert Tries Chain's Burger (VIDEO)

Hamburger expert Josh Ozersky, of Ozersky.TV and author of The Hamburger: A History, paid a visit to a Denver-based burger chain Smashburger location (menu) and concluded that he "think[s] America is becoming a better place." See the burger, in the video below, with Ozersky going behind the scenes at a Smashburger and then trying the finished product.

In Which Our Hero Visits Smashburger from Ozersky.TV on Vimeo.

New to Smashburger? On its website under, "The Smashburger Story," the chain explains:

Not long ago, people ate lots of ordinary burgers. These burgers were perfectly acceptable. They were inexpensive, satisfied the appetite, and tasted much better than many of the other foods that people were eating. Plenty of burger places were opened and they served billions and billions.

But there was something missing - the need for something satisfying and real, something basic and good, something affordable and fresh - a place with a burger soul. A place that burger lovers could call their own and feel pride in recommending to their friends. So we asked ourselves, shouldn't there be a better way?

smashburger was born to carry the torch for the modern burger lover. Where smash. sizzle. savor means a dedication to creating the best-tasting "cooked-to-order" burger. We start with 100% Angus Beef, smashed, seared and seasoned on the grill, placed on a butter-toasted artisan bun and topped with the highest-quality cheeses, freshest produce and condiments. A place where you can get a 1/3 or 1/2 pound burger with one of our great recipes or you can create your own. A place that is close to home and affordable. Where the energy is comfortable and relaxed. Where the food is served to you quickly and on a plate - not in a bag. In-store, online, or call ahead -- smashburger is the better way.

smashburger is fast becoming every city's favorite burger place. It is perfect for eating in or having a better burger to go, a quick workday lunch, the weekend burger and beer, date night, a family dinner, or with the team after the game. smashburger has something great for everyone. Along with our great-tasting burgers and smashfries - smashchicken sandwiches and signature salads, veggie frites and haystack onions, Häagen-Dazs shakes and bottled beer and wine - help make smashburger every city's favorite burger place.

Welcome to smashburger - Working every day to build every city's favorite burger place.