From McDonald’s to Smashburger

From McDonald’s to Smashburger

Long-time McD franchisee speaks with NRN on opening his first Smashburger

Former McDonald’s franchisee Irwin Kruger, who operated the brand’s high-grossing Times Square unit, opened his first fast-casual Smashburger location on New York’s Long Island earlier this week.

Kruger, whose company ISK Systems LLC sold its four McDonald’s restaurants in Manhattan back to the Oak Brook, Ill.-based company in 2010, said he plans to open at least 20 Smashburger units on Long Island over the next several years.

He also said he would not ru

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