Hamburgers are an integral part of the American fabric, which explains why Betsy Ross designed the nation’s flag to incorporate 13 pickle slices disguised as stars. Take a culinary journey through the Colonies with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of gourmet burgers, fries, and shakes at Red Robin. Choose from four San Antonio–area locations in: Northwoods, Alamo Ranch, and The Rim and The Forum in Selma.
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 eponymous Royal Red Robin burger ($9.89) sits under an umbrella of fresh fried egg and applewood-smoked bacon, and the Burnin' Love burger ($9.59) flaunts a mélange of fried jalapeños, salsa, and pepper jack cheese as fiery as a dragon’s yawn. Chicken sandwiches also abound, from a smoky stack basted in Whisky River barbecue sauce ($9.79) to bistro-style bruschetta chicken ($10.49) layered with house-made salsa, provolone, and balsamic cream on ciabatta bread. Sweet enough to turn your napkin into a valentine, a mint-brownie shake blends Nestlé Toll House confections with rich ice cream and a frothy cap of whipped cream. Chefs also sheath a trio of sandwich wraps ($9.99), toss meal-size salads ($6.99+), and crisp steak fries in trans-fat-free oil. Menus vary for each location and can be viewed online.
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.