Smashburger is planning to expand into the Middle East, the company said Wednesday, marking the fast-casual burger brand’s first step toward international growth. Company officials said they also are actively seeking franchisees to bring the brand to Canada and the United Kingdom. In agreements announced Wednesday, Smashburger said franchisees will open multiple units in Kuwait, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia over the next few years. The Denver-based company has partnered with Georgetown ...

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