DENVER — Smashburger, the rapidly expanding better burger restaurant concept, today announced it is the first national restaurant chain to roll out HONEST Tea’s fresh-brewed iced tea options at all restaurants nationwide. HONEST Tea is the nation’s top-selling organic bottled tea company. Each Smashburger location will brew a selection of freshly brewed iced tea options, all made from organic ingredients: Classic Green Tea, Just Iced Tea, Lemon Herbal Tea and Naturally Flavored Raspberry Tea.
“Smashburger and HONEST Tea share a passion for providing guests with fresh-tasting, high caliber products, so the partnership was a natural fit for us. We are excited for the opportunity to be the first national restaurant to serve their fresh brewed teas to guests in all of our restaurants across the country,” commented Tom Ryan, Founder and Chief Concept Officer of Smashburger. “There are many synergies between our two brands, but first and foremost is our commitment to serving food and beverages that our guests can feel good about, comprised of quality ingredients for a better dining experience.”
Smashburger has long focused on offering premium beverages, serving craft beer and craft sodas at its locations nationwide.
Added Ryan, “The trend toward non-carbonated beverages in particular is continuing to grow, and has been the strongest area of growth in our beverage business recently. The addition of HONEST Tea’s freshly brewed iced tea platform fits in well with this growing consumer demand.”
Each of the new HONEST Tea Freshly Brewed iced tea offerings at Smashburger are certified organic, kosher, gluten-free, do not contain any genetically modified organisms, use Fair Trade Certified™ tea leaves and contain 50 calories or less per 8 fl oz. serving. Smashburger locations nationwide will serve a selection of the following four varieties based on regional consumer preferences:
- Classic Green Tea – Organic , Fair Trade Certified™ green tea that is “just a tad sweet”