Edgy New York-style burger joint Smashburger has finally opened its doors in Glasgow amid much anticipation.

As one of the fastest-growing restaurant concepts in the US, Sauchiehall Street has been abuzz this week as it now houses the first Scottish branch - and fifth in the UK - following a grand launch on Wednesday afternoon.

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Bringing a slice of New York’s cool meatpacking district to the streets of Glasgow, the eatery is split over two floors and has a bold industrial look with exposed brick, hanging pendant lights, and urban typography.

Established just ten years ago in Denver, Colorado, Smashburger has quickly become famous for its secret “smash” - a unique method of hand-formed beef meatballs that are then smashed onto a hot buttered grill, searing in the juices and flavour, producing a burger “unlike any other.”

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Other menu options include chicken breast sandwiches, an avocado and garlic grilled Portobello cup vegetarian burger, as well as freshly-prepared salads and popular sides like garlic and rosemary Smash fries, all at affordable prices.

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The restaurant will offer takeaway options as well as dining in.

A wide-range of drink options will also be available, including a freestyle touch-screen soda fountain containing over 100 different fizzy combinations, craft beers, wines, and creamy ‘handspun’ shakes made with Häagen–Dazs ice-cream.

Join the SmashClub at smashburger.com/smashclub to be in the know about all the latest news from the restaurant, plus enjoy a Häagen–Dazs shake on the house upon signing up.