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Listen in as Culinary Connectors LIVE! host Becky Creighton interviews Tom Ryan, owner of Smashburger and Tom’s Urban 24, and Ken Kodys, cocktail director for Tom’s Urban 24. Tom has a Ph.D in Flavor and Fragrance Chemistry. Tom reflects on his career at McDonalds where he help develop the Dollar Menu, the McFlurry, the McGriddle, and the Yogurt Parfait. He discusses his move to Denver and the development of Smashburger, the Smashburger philosophy, and the founding of Tom’s Urban 24 on Larimer Square. Ken brings in a sample of cocktails he ¬†created for Tom’s Urban 24 and discussed the cocktail competitions he has won.