Phoenix Elite Event: Meat Lovers Unite at Smashburger

On Wednesday, February 5th meat lovers on the Yelp Elite Squad came together for a night full of feasting at Smashburger in Tempe. The concept is known for their beef smashing technique which results in “meat candy”, also known as a mouth-watering fresh and juicy burger. At this event, Elites got to experience the method first hand, tried a variety of their signature sides, burger favorites, and more!

As attendees arrived, they were greeted with smiles and made a Valentine for a loved one while the kitchen began prepping French fries, tater tots, and Brussels sprouts to begin the meal. Guests heard the Smashburger story from the upper management team who flew in from Denver just for our event. After indulging in tasty starters, the team brought out three of their most popular burgers; the double bacon smash, crispy Baja chicken, and the turkey truffle mushroom swiss. Last, but certainly not least, they passed out tastes of a variety of their famous Häagen-Dazs shakes. Yes, please! The evening ended on a sweet note.

One thing we know for sure, Elites left this event feeling the love and can’t wait to return for more. A huge thank you to the Smashburger Tempe team for putting on an incredible event and for the great hospitality. Relive this unique experience by reading what Yelp Elites had to say and viewing the professional photos by Andrew & Ada Photography.

This content was compiled by Hailey Pearson, Yelp Phoenix Marketing & Community Director, and Reagan Davis, Yelp Phoenix Community Coordinator.