Smashburger, the Denver-based burger chain with an aggressive cult following, is centering its search for a DC location around Dupont Circle. A rep for Smashburger wouldn't confirm the exact address where the chain is negotiating for space, but said the company hopes to open the place by spring of next year.
It wouldn't be surprising. The area was nicknamed Red Meat Row given the absurd amount of burger chains available in the neighborhood, from Shake Shack to Black & Orange. Smashburger opened its first area location in Fairfax this October, and is planning to do several more in both the city and the suburbs.
UPDATE: A reader on the blog Burger Days also spotted Smashburger listed in plans for the Downtown Crown development in Gaithersburg.