It looks like the fancy fast food burger joints are moving into Ellicott City. Smashburger has posted a "coming soon" page about a new burger joint they'll put in the Arcadia Square development coming to Rte 40.
Smashburger is one of these new chains offering made-to-order burgers and competing with folks like BGR The Burger Joint. They specialize in thin burgers that they smash -- as you'd expect. I haven't eaten there, but Serious Eats gave them a rave several years ago. At a minimum, this is more fun along Rte 40.
David Brown Enterprises announced the Smashburger on a Web page about the ground breaking that looks like it went up in April. That page says they hope to complete the construction by the third quarter of 2015. But I hadn't heard about the new place.
Hat tip to Shelley! Thanks.