smashburger, Monroeville, PA
There’s a large selection of burger places in Pittsburgh, and I’ve tried them all. It’s difficult to mess up a hamburger really- all you really need is a good ground meat mixture, proper seasoning, and the right cooking technique.
A few friends had told me about smashburger in Monroeville, so I decided to stop by and sample their product.
The facility was clean, and the staff was friendly. I walked up to the counter and ordered their standard cheeseburger with lettuce, tomatoes, onions, pickles and mayonnaise- a side of sweet potato fries too please.
The staff worked hurriedly to prepare meals in an efficient manner, while maintaining cleanliness- always a good sign at a fast food restaurant. The manager supervised the orders, and made sure the customers were happy.
In addition to burgers, the menu is extensive and includes a chicken avocado club, the classic crispy chicken sandwich. A cobb, and harvest salad with grilled chicken are also available. Veggie frites, classic smash fries, and fried haystack onions come as sides.
When I got home and unwrapped my burger, I noticed that the cheese had happily melted on the patty. The lettuce was fresh, as were the onions, tomatoes and pickles. The sweet potato fries had become a little chilled, but were still tasty. The burger was hot and flavorful. What really made the difference was the fresh bun- it was light, and tasted like it just came out of the oven.
Will I go back to smashburger? Absolutely. Their fresh burgers, clean atmosphere and friendly staff make for a perfect culinary combination.