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Red Robin Is Offering A Build-Your-Own Wing Bar For Home Delivery

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A few months back, there were times when I would eat wings two or three times a week either after work or during lunch. Being at home these days, frequenting wing bars isn’t as easy as it used to be. That, however, hasn’t stopped me from finding alternatives to enjoying wings at home.

That’s because Red Robin Catering is offering a massive box of wings that you can order for the family, that comes with their own sauces, dips, and sides.

Each Big Red Box of Gourmet Wings & Sides come with 50 juicy bone-in chicken wings. While naked wings are delicious, it wouldn’t be considered a wing bar without your choice of sauces and the build-your-own box includes the chain’s signature Buzzard Sauce, Teriyaki Sauce, and Whiskey River BBQ.

Finally, because no wing experience is complete without dipping sauces and sides, guests will also have sides of Ranch and Bleu cheese to dunk their wings into and some carrot sticks.

Wing lovers can get their hands on this box through the Red Robin site. Each package is about $50, serves 10 people, and is available at all participating Red Robin locations.

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Red Robin Releases Pass That Will Get You Burgers For A Whole Year

A growing type of deal that restaurant chains are offering are “meal passes,” which allow a small number of customers to pre-pay for a whole bunch of food at significantly less than what it’s worth. Olive Garden has become famous for this with their Never-Ending Pasta Passes, and Smashburger recently made a holiday coupon that gives you $1 burgers every day. Now, Red Robin is getting in on the hype with a pass good for burgers for a whole year.

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The “Year of YUMMM” package is valued at $180, which is good enough to get you a free Red’s Tavern Double ($6.99) twice a month, or one of their higher-end burgers once a month. Every month, you’ll be e-mailed a loaded $15 e-Gift card that can be printed and brought to a Red Robin to redeem. The package includes 12 of these e-coupons, which will be sent out between December 2017 and November 2018.

You won’t be paying the full price for these burgers, however. The package is available for $99, or just over half the cost. However, only 10,000 will be available in a 24-hour flash sale that begins on December 1st at 12 a.m. EST. For those of you on the Pacific Coast, that means the deal will be live at 9 p.m. the night before.

Considering that Olive Garden’s Pasta Pass sold out in minutes, you’ll probably need to be quick if you wanna score Red Robin burgers for a whole year.

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Red Robin Turned One Of Their Burgers Into A Beer

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While we’ve heard of plenty beer-inspired burgers from fast-casual spots, this might be the first time a restaurant went the other way and turned one of their popular burgers into a beer.

Red Robin just created a new alcoholic beverage inspired by their Banzai Burger.

The Golden Ale-style beer, called the Grilled Pineapple Golden Ale, boasts a 5.5% alcohol by volume. The New Belgium brewmasters used ginger, brown sugar, and black malt to build up the Umami notes found in the Banzai Burger. The burger itself features a teriyaki-glazed beef patty topped with grilled pineapple, cheddar cheese, lettuce tomatoes, and mayo.

It’s pretty interesting to see brands draw inspiration for craft beers straight from the burgers on the menu. If a success, Red Robin and other restaurant chains, could potentially tap into a vast resource of inspiration for new brews. Though we draw the line at anything with chunks of meat in it.

The Grilled Pineapple Golden Ale will make its debut at the Great American Beer Festival in Denver on Oct. 6-8.

 

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This CHICKEN AND WAFFLE BURGER Is Red Robin’s Latest Masterpiece

I’m a sucker for fried chicken and waffles. Not really sure how the trend started, but when it’s available, it’s a hard choice to pass up. That’s why we were stoked to learn that Red Robin is currently offering a new chicken and waffle burger that we needed to try immediately.

The Bee’s Knees Finest Chicken Burger adds a new dimension to the popular chicken and waffle dish, but it’s only available for a limited time.

This welcomed twist on a traditional favorite features a perfectly cooked tempura-fried chicken breast glazed in Angry Orchard® honey, a spicy jalapeno relish, topped with citrus-marinated tomatoes and onions, with shredded romaine, all in between two crispy Belgian waffle buns.

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We had a chance to visit our local Red Robin recently and were able to sink our teeth into this new flavor-packed, sweet and savory creation. IT WAS LIT! The sweetness of the Angry Orchard® honey, paired with the spicy jalapeno relish is a perfect blend of sweet, sticky, and spicy — almost resembling the flavor of a buffalo chicken recipe, but with a little less kick at the end.

“Comfort food is a staple of the Fall season,” said Jonathan Muhtar, senior vice president and chief marketing officer at Red Robin. “Red Robin’s new innovative menu items offer a playful spin on classic dishes and popular seasonal flavors that are sure to put a smile on our guests’ faces.”

Known as “The Gourmet Burger Authority,” Red Robin is only serving up The Bee’s Knee’s Finest Chicken Burger until November 6th, so go grab a bite while you can. When you do, be sure to order a side of S’mored Sweet Potato Fries. 

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S’mored Sweet Potato Fries take ordinary sweet potato fries to a whole new level, and are great as an appetizer or a dessert. It’s a bed of hot sweet potato fries topped with toasted marshmallows, drizzled with hot fudge and sprinkled with a dash of sea salt — there’s even a hot chocolate fudge dipping sauce that adds even more sweetness to this dish. It’s almost like the sweet potatoes and marshmallow Thanksgiving plate we all know and love.

We see you, Red Robin, and we like it.

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12 Ridiculous Burger-Grilling Questions You Were Too Afraid To Ask

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Last Memorial Day, Red Robin launched the Yummm Hotline to help anyone and everyone with their burger-grilling needs. Between having family over for the holidays and stressing over the last-minute barbecue planning, sometimes you just need a little help remembering how to grill a burger.

As soon as we heard they were opening up the lines to burger cooks in need of advice, we had to ask them what some of the silliest questions they got were.

Check out the top questions and the burger experts’ answers to them. I definitely learned a few things about working the grill.

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My uncle is hungry, how long does it take to cook a quarter-pound burger?

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Cooking times vary depending on how you want your burger and the size of the burger, but whether third-pound, quarter-pound or half-pound burgers, we recommend cooking burgers until their internal temperature reaches 165°F for medium doneness.

My guests are vegetarians, can I grill veggie burgers on the same grill as beef burgers?

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We let the concerned caller know that while it is okay for the veggie and beef burgers to be on the grill at the same time, they may want to use separate sides of the grill or cook the veggie burgers before the beef patties hit the grill.

I have a hard time telling the difference between sugar and salt and accidentally seasoned my burgers with the sweet stuff, what can I do to balance them out?

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Everyone makes mistakes and we reassured the caller by suggesting toppings like grilled or caramelized onions, or spicy options such as jalapenos or a garlic-chili sauce instead of ketchup.

How do I prevent my burger buns from getting soggy?

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Nobody likes soggy burger buns. To prevent this from happening, we recommend adding a barrier between the burger and bun – a leaf of iceberg lettuce or spinach, a slice of tomato or your favorite cheeses are all great options.

I don’t have a grill – Can I draw grill marks on my burgers with an edible marker instead?

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While edible markers are safe for cookies and cakes, to get that hot off the grill look without an outdoor grill use a grill pan to achieve the same effect.

How many flips is too many?

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Burgers are happiest when flipped only one time during the grilling process.

Can I still cook my burgers if they fell on the floor?

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Food safety should always be a top priority, so we advise against following the unwritten five-second rule for food consumption.

Can you cook bacon on the grill? Mine keeps falling through the grates?

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Everything tastes better with bacon and for a uniform crispness, we recommend that you bake the bacon in an oven instead of cooking on the grill.

The high fat content and potential for drippings can also cause the grill to flare up and create unwanted hotspots.

What temperature should I cook my burgers to?

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To avoid serving a hockey puck, the internal temperature should reach 165°F for a medium burger. You can test for doneness by inserting a cooking thermometer into the center of the burger to make sure you achieve the desired result.

My propane ran out, can I finish cooking my burgers over a fire pit?

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Everyone must have S’mores on their minds because more than one caller had this question for us. We recommend finishing the burgers in a grill pan over medium-high heat on the stovetop. We also politely reminded callers to refill their propane tank in time for their next BBQ.

My dog licked my burgers, can I still cook them on the grill?

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Accidents happen. Start with fresh burger meat and also keep an eye on their furry friend to make sure no ill-effects are felt from having a taste of uncooked burgers

I ran out of ground beef, can I use squirrel meat instead?

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We understand that everyone has their preference and while squirrel may not be their preferred recommendation, as long as the meat is fresh and properly prepared, and cooked to a safe internal temperature, why not go for it?!

Just let their guests know what they are eating before they take a bite.

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Wow, so that last one’s a little haunting. While the Yummm Hotline closed after Memorial Day, it will reopen on Father’s Day, the 4th of July and Labor Day. Y’know, the biggest days for grilling meat.

You can reach them at 1-844-RR-YUMMM. No, really. It works.

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Red Robin’s New Voodoo Fries Topped With Ghost Chili Will Burn Your Soul

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Every time the name Red Robin comes up, we immediately think of endless steak fries. The gourmet burger chain is known for indulging its customers with a limitless supply of fries.

While specialty fries don’t qualify for the endless option, Red Robin has added these new Voodoo Fries that have us reconsidering another order. Or two.

Brand Eating reports that the fries are made with quest, fried jalapeños, bacon and tossed in blackened seasoning. It’s then drizzled with a ghost chili sauce.

Man, that sounds like the perfect hangover food.

Red Robin’s Voodoo Fries, along with a new Wild Pacific Crab Cake Burger, will be available from now through April. 3.  It’s be a part of the $3, $5, $7, $9 appetizer deal.

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Red Robin Launches Boozy New Oktoberfest Menu, Features An ‘UberBurger’

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One of the downsides of the fall is that we have to endure countless entries of pumpkin spice menu items. However, the upside is that we also get a bunch of Oktoberfest-themed menu items as well.

Take Red Robin, for example.The restaurant chain released an entirely new Oktoberfest menu to celebrate the annual celebration.

One of the new items featured on the menu is the UberBurger. The new burger features a half-pound Black Angus patty, candied bacon, OktoberFest-glazed onions, Merkts beer cheese, bratwurst, beer mustard and a toasted pretzel bun.

So…pretty much the embodiment of Oktoberfest jammed into burger form. We can definitely dig this.

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Also in the line-up are the Cheesy Beer Brat, a Johnsonville bratwurst topped with roasted garlic aioli, bruschetta, onion, tomato and served on a cheesy baguette. It’s served with a beer cheese dipping sauce.

Then, there’s the Great Northern Poutine Fries. Red Robin’s signature streak fries are topped with a garlic aioli, thick brown gravy, sautéed mushrooms and fried cheese curds.

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Hungry yet?

Patrons can find the UberBurger for $14.49, the Cheesy Beer Brat for $9.99 and the Great Northern Poutine Fries for $9.00. The Oktoberfest menu will only be available from now through Nov. 1.

 

 

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This Restaurant Chain Created A Burger For TERMINATOR GENISYS

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The fifth installment in the Terminator film series, Terminator Genisys, is hitting cinemas soon. Red Robin is pairing up with with the machines from Skynet to create a new burger that’s supposed to terminate your hunger.

Get it?

Red Robin’s new Genisys Burger features jalapeño aioli, roasted jalapeños, Pepper Jack cheese, tomatoes, lettuce, avocados and bacon. It’s topped with a jalapeño-cornmeal bun. Like the robots from the future, expect this burger to pack a lot of unnecessary heat.

Still sounds bomb though.

Available beginning June 15, the burger will be on Red Robin menus for a limited time. Probably just as long as the new Terminator film will be around. Terminator Genisys hits theaters July 1.