Smashburger is exploring strategic options, including a possible sale or initial public offering, as it continues its quest to become a national fast-casual player, new chief executive Scott Crane says. The Denver-based better-burger chain has not yet determined its path, said Crane, who was formerly president of Smashburger and became CEO in November after his predecessor Dave Prokupek departed without explanation. Crane joined the company six and a half years ago, when Smashburger opened ...

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