SMASHBURGER:How is the report???

How is the Smashburger report for both the dine in and take out shops please???
Months back somebody said it was quite long..

And what is required to purchase for the $14.00 total fee/ reimbursement please??

Many Thanks

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they say it is better....i would do it once if they would let me get a hot dog...but that is only on the kids menu..it is only a few dollars cash plus reimbursment
I did a dine in a couple of months ago. You have to order a main and a side. My order came to $8.98 before tax. I did not get a drink. The report had a lot of yes and no questions (98) and some short narratives. The questionnaire provides explicit instructions and a sample for each narrative. I don't usually eat that kind of food, so I wouldn't do it again. I could walk to the store, and I wanted to see what it was like.
There are many yes/no questions. If you do not read all of the guidelines on the main website you will not be able to complete the shop properly. The report requires a chronological narrative of three paragraphs. In addition you must describe each item in your order. There are several additional narratives based on the questions. It is very easy to do, specially after the first time. Be careful to read and understand the phone call requirement.

If you have done a Roy Rogers shop you'll have no problem with this one.

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@marg704 wrote:

98 questions for a burger shop?

It's not as bad as people make it.

A bunch of yes / no questions, with the following narratives:

1. Walk-through of visit from start to finish.
2. Team Member evaluation.
3. Food / drink presentation and taste.
4. Overall cleanliness (exterior, dining area and restroom).

The shop's actually simple, simplified and straight-forward compared to how the report used to be. The take-out shops are attractive since you can basically be in and out of the restaurant in about 10 minutes.

For the food quality, I take these shops all the time, mainly because I like the food and there are literally four different locations in a 7 mile radius, in my area lol.

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Lengthy and time consuming at first, but once you get he hang of it, it's no big deal. It really is up to you if the time spent is worth the meal and low fee. They even lowered their few years ago but I still did them but not as often.

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My first (and only!) smash job was DI. It was ridiculous and that was about five yrs ago.. i mean, how the doily was placed, way more intricate than any of these co's would understand.

i'm about to take the next step and attempt another, TO only though...

My understanding, after emailing a scheduler, that it is much simpler.
These shops are only worth it if you really like the food. The report is about double the length of an average fast food shop.
@thunderdeacon wrote:

These shops are only worth it if you really like the food. The report is about double the length of an average fast food shop.
I agree. The food is really great. I did several of these, mostly for that reason, and the length of the report makes it not really worthwhile to me anymore. I'm not saying that I would never do one again, but it would have to be bonused. Chipotle is a comparable-sized report and pays twice as much as this job. It doesn't help that this company's pay schedule is slow as Christmas, too.

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@thunderdeacon wrote:

These shops are only worth it if you really like the food. The report is about double the length of an average fast food shop.
I agree. I can't eat all of that grease either.
What grease? Btw, fat from their natural raised beef is very healthy for you.

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They use "100% certified angus beef." The beef that is healthy is organic, grass fed. Angus beef still has all the anti-biotics and growth hormone and is fed genetically modified grain that has been doused in Roundup.
Roxie,

Actually, you are not correct. Organic feed can still include corn and other grains, using 100% organic corn/grain to fatten the cattle up. This corn finishing causes acidosis, the cows are sick when slaughtered. Cows can safely eat some corn/grain as part of their diet, they just can not eat a high concentration of corn/grain and stay healthy.

Smashburger states their "beef is pasture-fed and corn finished" They also use the term "all-natural" which they do not define. It is not fair for you or I to state we know what that means, one way or another. I have been told, at their locations, it means not antibiotics or growth hormones.

As for as GMO, which I try to avoid; GMO crops are altered, some farms prefer it as they can use LESS weed and bug killers, not more.

The healthiest beef is pasture raised and finished, they are not fattened up at the end using any grains. Here is some info from a local farm I buy our grass-fed beef from:

According to a 2009 study conducted by the USDA and Clemson University, grassfed beef is better for human
health than grainfed beef in ten ways:
1. Lower in total fat
2. Higher in beta-carotene
3. Higher in vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol)
4. Higher in the B-vitamins thiamin and riboflavin
5. Higher in the minerals calcium, magnesium, and potassium
6. Higher in total omega-3s
7. Better ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 fatty acids (1.65 vs 4.84)
8. Higher in conjugated linoleic acid
9. Higher in vaccenic acid
10. Lower in the saturated fats linked with heart disease

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@Arch Stanton wrote:

How is the Smashburger report for both the dine in and take out shops please???
Months back somebody said it was quite long..

And what is required to purchase for the $14.00 total fee/ reimbursement please??

Many Thanks

When I have done them they were only paying $12.00 and the report is a PITA for the money. The food is great. But oh that report plus the 15 or 20 minutes you have to spend inside after you get your food for a dine in shop.
You are 100% right about grass fed beef, and I said grass fed is healthy in my post. I don't see anything wrong with anything I said. However, I did not know their beef was pasture raised. I looked on their website and only saw the mention of 100% certified Angus. Angus in itself does not mean grass fed, and "natural" means nothing. Anyone can say their product is natural. So your statement "natural raised beef is very healthy for you" is totally inaccurate. Antibiotics, growth hormone, and GMO grain can all be used on "natural" products. The term "organic" is regulated, "natural" is not. Organic means no antibiotics, no growth hormone, no Roundup doused grain. Genetically modified grain is modified to allow it to survive being sprayed with Roundup. I still believe my statement about Angus beef is correct, and I still believe organic, grass fed beef is the healthy option.
Roxie,

I agree grass fed is best. Very few farms have spent the extra to be certified organic. I research local farms and have found reliable beef and honey, all natural, feeding on local vegetation. Like I said, beef can be bulk fed organic grain which makes them sick. There are very good research articles online that go into acceptable grain feeding of cattle.

I found several articles about their beef. The authors all appear to be assuming what all natural means. One says their beef is grain fed and grass finished for example. Most assume it means something, I am going to try and decipher the FDA information.

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@isaiah58 wrote:

What grease? Btw, fat from their natural raised beef is very healthy for you.

The side items are disgustingly greasy.

The franchise in San Diego declared bankruptcy. I would assume a different franchise owner bought them.

I have not ever seen the stores here busy other than huge holiday weekends. Otherwise, there are some other more appealing restaurants that people are choosing.
In my opinon, their Spinach and Goat Cheese chicken sandwich so SO worth the long-ish report.

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Sheikh,

Try using Google, I just did and it was at the top of the results

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@KathyG wrote:

In my opinon, their Spinach and Goat Cheese chicken sandwich so SO worth the long-ish report.

This! One combination I tried was this sandwich, replacing the vinaigrette with Chipotle mayo, then add onions, jalapenos and an egg!

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isaiah you are correct that foods are genetically modified to require less pesticides not more. In fact the original proponents of GMO's were the greenies as they wanted less chemicals in our food.

We have had GMO foods for centuries as people selected breeding plants with desirable traits. All the companies today have done is speed up the process. I believe carrots were originally purple.
Foods are modified in many ways. The most widely used modification (soybeans and corn, which are in most of the processed foods we eat) is to allow plants to survive being sprayed with Roundup. Something like 90% + of those crops are GMO. Roundup is a broad spectrum herbicide. It kills anything growing. In other words, you shouldn't use it to spray weeds in your lawn because all of the surrounding parts will die too. Plants are modified so that they don't die when sprayed with Roundup. Thus, farmers don't have to treat the weeds individually. They can just spray the entire field with Roundup. Yes, it makes farming much easier. It also exposes us to Roundup, which cannot be washed off. More than 90% of people tested, test positive for Roundup in their system. There is nothing bad about genetic modification. What is bad is the increased exposure to Roundup.

@jpgilham wrote:

isaiah you are correct that foods are genetically modified to require less pesticides not more. In fact the original proponents of GMO's were the greenies as they wanted less chemicals in our food.

We have had GMO foods for centuries as people selected breeding plants with desirable traits. All the companies today have done is speed up the process. I believe carrots were originally purple.
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