Without hamburgers, barbecue buffs would be forced to grill empty buns and robbery suspects at neighborhood block parties. Enjoy the existence of America's favorite grillable with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of burgers, fries, and other diner fare at Red Robin, with locations in Northwoods, Forum, Alamo Ranch, and The Rim.
Touting the Best Burgers in the Full-Service Chains category according to the 2010 Zagat Fast-Food Survey, Red Robin crafts a menu of gourmet burgers stacked high with manifold fixings. The A.1. peppercorn burger lounges upon a pile of onion straws, swathed in a pepper-jack cheese robe tied with a bacon belt ($9.99). Regally relish a Whiskey River barbecue-chicken sandwich crowned with Red Robin's signature barbecue sauce ($9.59), or extinguish the Burnin' Love burger's towering inferno of jalapeños, salsa, pepper-jack cheese, and panicky disaster movie extras ($9.29). All burgers and hot sandwiches come accompanied by a bottomless pit filled with steak fries. Bun-independent entrees include the grilled-chicken pasta ($10.79) and the creamy mac 'n' cheese, a golden, four-cheese masterwork baked as artfully as Mona Lisa's blue-ribbon apple pie ($8.99).
Touting the Best Burgers in the Full-Service Chains category according to the 2010 Zagat Fast-Food Survey, Red Robin features gourmet burgers stacked high with manifold fixings. The chain started in the 1940s under the name Sam's Tavern, where its proprietor Sam could be heard singing "When the Red, Red Robin (Comes Bob, Bob, Bobbin' Along)." He loved that old tune so much that he changed his tavern's name to Sam's Red Robin. Today, Red Robin still serves up the same gourmet burgers that put it on the culinary map in 1973—such as the Royal Red Robin burger topped with a fried egg—but the menu also includes more than 15 fire-grilled burgers, hearty mac 'n' cheese with riblets, zesty mexican grilled chicken, and towers of crispy onion rings.
Red Robin's aptly named 'Green Team' ensures that the chain implements green initiatives. All of Red Robin's produce is pesticide-free, and all of its eggs come from suppliers that do not use battery cages. The company is also dedicated to using recycled and recyclable packing and shipping materials sourced from suppliers certified by the Sustainable Forestry Initiative and high-fived by Mother Nature.