Sunday, November 24, 2013

Twist and Smash'd Comes to Forest Hills on 11/29

New Restaurant Concept Will Offer A Unique Twist on
Fast Casual Dining

Twist and Smash’d, a new fast casual restaurant is opening its doors at 72-06 Austin Street, Forest Hills on Black Friday (November 29th, 2013). Twist and Smash’d was formed by a father and daughter(s) team after a family vacation in Ecuador.  Enchanted by a local restaurant that served twisted potatoes on a stick, the idea of Twist and Smash’d was born. 
Twist and Smash’d will offer a variety of ‘smash’d specialties’ including the Chicken and Waffles and the Italian burger.  Each burger is prepared with 100% Premium Natural Black Angus Beef. Short rib, chicken and veggie options are also available.  Early morning breakfast options are also available in addition to the lunch, dinner and late night menu. 
The twisted potato is a unique spin on traditional French Fries.  Twist and Smash’d uses state of the art equipment that turns any size potato into a twisted potato on a stick.  After a quick dip in the fryer, the twisted potatoes can be topped with any choice of powder—salt, cheddar, chipotle, lemon pepper and more.  Specialty drinks are also available to accompany any meal including strawberry lemonade, mango iced tea and watermelon juice.
The fun and inviting atmosphere makes Twist and Smash’d a great new hotspot in Forest Hills, an area full of fantastic restaurants, some named the best in Queens. Like the food, the environment is unique.  The inside is decorated with lots of orange and a wall with five boards that stretch along side the interior featuring the menu and a life size picture of the restaurant’s specialty, the twisted potato. Consumers have the option to grab and go, dine inside or eat outside on the outdoor patio.
Twist and Smash’d is committed to green practices. The kitchen was built with energy star products, plus composting is part of the daily routine and eco friendly packaging is used.
"We are ecstatic to bring Twist and Smash’d to Forest Hills," said Brianna Cano and Robert Cano, owners of Twist and Smash’d.  “This area is the perfect backdrop for our first location and we think this neighborhood and those visiting will enjoy this new restaurant.”
Twist and Smash’d will be open:
Monday - Thursday 8 am - 9 pm
Friday - Saturday 8 am -12 am
Sunday 9 am - 8 pm
ABOUT Twist and Smash’d:
Twist and Smash’d was created by chef Robert Cano and his daughters while on a family vacation to Ecuador in 2010.  In Ecuador the family found a small cafĂ© that sold twisted potatoes.  Enchanted by this idea of a potato on a stick, they brought it back to New York and Twist and Smash’d was born.  Twist and Smash'd is owned by Cano Ventures Corp, a sister Corporation to Rcano Group which owns and operates Rcano Events.  Robert Cano is the president of RCano Events off premise catering company.  He is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, which means he knows (and loves) food and has led the field in incorporating organic, seasonal, and locally grown ingredients.  For information please call718-937-6622 or visit:

1 comment:

  1. It's nice to have a family business trying something different (or at least twisted) on Austin St. I wish them much success!