Smashburger plans units in Canada

Smashburger plans units in Canada

The restaurants will be the first for the fast-casual chain in that country

Smashburger is pushing into Canada for the first time with the aim of sparking franchise development there, the company said Tuesday.

The Denver-based fast-casual chain has signed two lease agreements for locations in the Calgary market, with the restaurants expected to open in 2012. An additional 10 to 15 company-operated units are planned for Calgary and Edmonton over time, the company said.

At the same time, Smashburger is seeking experienced franchise partners to grow the br

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