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 brand across ...

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