Update 6/8/12: According to the Zagat blog, the new Thousand Oaks Smashburger is set to open on Wednesday, July 11th! Take a look HERE! Grand opening at 10AM. Phone is 805.409.3795. Open 10am to 10pm daily.
Originally posted 5/11/12:
No details yet on opening date, but Smashburger is in process of renovating the space previously occupied by Chuy's Mesquite Broiler at 650 North Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks (just north of Wilbur Road). I love the diversity of businesses in this plaza. Across the parking lot you've got a nicely appointed Whole Foods Market and next door you have Stan's Doughnuts (they've got some doughnuts to die for there...no, not literally).
Smashburger was founded in 2007 and is based out of Denver. According to a Smashburger job listing:
Smashburger was born to carry the torch for the modern burger lover. Where smash. sizzle. savor means a dedication to creating the best-tasting "smashed-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 meal for every taste and appetite, where you can select 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. -- Smashburger is the better way.
Sounds promising. Actually, in 2011, Smashburger was named "America's Most Promising Company" by Forbes magazine.
Never been to a Smashburger? Same here. There are 10 Smashburgers in the San Diego area and 4 in Las Vegas. Welcome to the Conejo Valley, Smashburger. Just what we need...more burgers! :>