It seems like Irvine is the trendy place to open a restaurant these days. So many great ones have opened near UCI this year. One of them being a new Smashburger restaurant.
The new location is in a large plaza right next door to Gaufree. There is plenty of seating indoors as well as lots of patio tables outside. Inside you will find bright red colors and modern style furniture. They even have bar style counters.
I recently dined at the new location and ordered my absolute favorite thing on the menu: The Smashburger Spinach & Goat Cheese Chicken Sandwich. I love how flat the chicken is and the cucumbers give it the perfect crunch.
But I have a little obsession I like to add to do to add more crunch to this sandwich. I add their onion strings to it. Seriously, Smashburger has the best onion strings in the world. I love how thin they are. Even my fussy 3-year-old eats these.
Smashburger has quite an expansive menu and even serves delicious shakes. You can check out their entire menu here.
The new Smashburger Irvine is located at: