Smash Burger Pop-Ups in the U.S.

In April 2017, I did my first smash burger pop-up as the Burger Beast Burger Cart at my Burger Museum. My smash burger was and continues to be inspired by the burgers first cooked by White Castle co-founder Walt Anderson in 2016.

Who would have known that smash burger pop-ups would officially be a thing all over the U.S. five years later? It seems like just yesterday that burger food trucks were the rage.

Most burger popups seem to be inspired by the Oklahoma Fried Onion Burger, or OKC Burger, popularized by the Burger Scholar, George Motz. However, in my neck of the woods, folks are beginning to add another regional specialty, the Frita Cubana, to their pop-up menus.

If your favorite kind or style of burger sandwich does not exist in pop-up form yet, give it some time. Before you know it, there will be every kind of burger imaginable. I’m waiting for a Patty Melt pop-up!

There will probably even be some vegan burger pop-up, and that’s when we’ll know this revolutionary trend has jumped the shark 😂

Smash Burger Pop-Ups in the U.S.
Smash Burger Pop-Ups in the U.S.

Am I missing any important ones? Let me know in the comments.

California Burger Pop-Ups

Hangaburs (El Sereno)
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/hangaburs

Hap’s Burgers (Pasadena)
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/haps_burgers

Tripp Burgers (Los Angeles)
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/trippburgers

Florida Burger Pop-Ups

BMC Smash Burgers (Fort Lauderdale)
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/eat.bmc

BMC Smash Burger in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
BMC Smash Burger

Cowy Burger (Miami)
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/cowyburger

The Cowy Burger from Cowy Burger
The Cowy Burger

Cruz Diablo (Miami)
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/thecruzdiablo

Hijo de Cruz Diablo from the Burger Beast Burger Joint
Hijo de Cruz Diablo Double

Kenny’s Smash Burger (Fort Lauderdale)
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/kennysmashburger

Krsp. (Miami)
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/eatkrsp

Only Doubles (Naples)
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/onlydbls

Only Doubles Burger Pop-up in Naples, Florida
Only Doubles Burger

Poblano South (West Palm Beach)
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/poblanosouth

Shaun’s Cooking (Hollywood)
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/shaunscooking

The Double Cheeseburger from Shaun's Cooking
Shaun’s Cooking Double Cheeseburger

Smash Bros Burgers (Miami)
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/smash.brosburgers

Smash Bros Burger

Speakeasy Burger (Orlando)
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/speakeasyburger

Ted’s Burgers (Miami)
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/teds_burgers

Ted's Burgers OKC Burger
Ted’s Burgers OKC Burger

New Jersey Burger Pop-Ups

Burger Buff (Toms River)
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/burger.buff

New York Burger Pop-Ups

Gotham Burger Social Club (New York)
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/gothamburgersocialclub

Texas Burger Pop-Ups

Bad Larry Burger Club (Austin)
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/badlarryburgerclub

Burger Bodega (Houston)
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/burgerbodegahtx

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