Cool Plates features dishes from across the country to help inspire chefs' creativity. Before opening in any new market, Smashburger founder and chief concept officer Tom Ryan and his team scout out food trends in the area to determine what locals like to eat, what’s hot and what regional trends are driving customers’ food choices. For Atlanta, that means Georgia peaches, Vidalia onions and anything spicy. So the local Smashburger is topped with peach barbecue sauce, Wicked ...

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