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Oro Valley will soon be home to the region’s newest Smashburger, the fourth since local franchisee Eric Wolf opened Tucson’s first location in November 2012.

The new restaurant will be located in the Oracle Crossings Shopping Center, 7625 N. Oracle Road #145, and opens its doors for the first time at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, April 6.

Based out of Denver, Colo., the fast-casual chain currently operates in more than 30 states in the U.S., as well as several locations abroad, with a total of more than 300 stores. Regardless of the location, the mission remains the same: 100 percent fresh ingredients on toasted artisan buns. 

“We are excited to be opening another restaurant in Tucson to introduce even more local residents to our delicious smashed-to-order burgers,” Wolf said in a recent press release. “With a broad menu of handcrafted burgers, chicken, salads, signature sides and handspun shakes, Smashburger has something for everyone and we couldn’t be more excited to continue expanding our presence in the area.”

The Oro Valley location will be nearly 2,000 square feet, with room to seat 61 guests and patio seating for an additional 26. Hours will be 10 a.m. until 10 p.m. seven days a week.

More than just burgers, the menu includes chicken sandwiches, salads, fries, flash-fried seasoned carrot sticks and green beans and more. The new location will also serve shakes, root-beer floats and local craft beer.

“Tucson is a good burger town,” Wolf said. There’s a tremendous amount of competition.”

The first Smashburger opened at 4821 E. Grant Road, followed by 3837 E. Broadway Blvd. the next year. The third location is at 6970 E. 22nd St.

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