If you can order it medium-rare, it's not a smashburger. Smashburgers are smashed to a thinness that they cook through on the griddle. The smashing forms a seared crispy crust, especially on the thinned edges, while staying juicy. They are a bit of a trend, but one that appears here to stay, likely because they are tasty and burgers in general are the most popular food item in America. Here are the current players in Bend, Oregon.
Hotdog cart that does a classic smash
Intentionally affordable and downhome.
One choice on a full menu
A Jackson's Corner popup gone brick and mortar.
Started in Portland and the 4th cart is now in Bend.
Zero frills — singles, doubles, and triples.