According to dream dictionaries, eating a hamburger signifies the need to feel whole again, while stabbing a hamburger with a flute and screaming "I'm late for work, Mother" signifies that you're still awake. Complete yourself in waking life with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of burgers, bottomless fries, drinks, and contemporary American fare at Red Robin, available at locations in Holyoke and Wilbraham.
Touting the best burgers in the full-service chain category according to the 2010 Zagat Fast-Food Survey, Red Robin crafts a menu of gourmet burgers stacked high with manifold fixings and surrounded by spears of bottomless steak fries. Start off with a sauce-slathered order of Triple S Riblets ($8.99), or watch your appetite cower before the Mighty Ceasar Salad ($9.99 with grilled or blackened chicken). The A.1. peppercorn burger ($9.49) lounges upon a pile of onion straws, swathed in a pepper-jack cheese robe tied with a bacon belt. Regally relish a Royal Red Robin burger ($9.49) crowned with applewood smoked bacon and a fried egg, or extinguish the Burnin' Love burger's ($9.29) towering inferno of jalapeños, salsa, pepper-jack cheese, and panicky disaster movie extras. Non-beef options include the completely sauced Whiskey River BBQ chicken sandwich ($9.79) and the Garden Burger ($8.49), while a variety of wraps ($9.99) gather tasty sandwich ingredients in a bun-less environment. Every can be accompanied by a bottomless vessel of a Coca-Cola product ($2.49) or Freckled lemonade ($4.29), which infuses its citrusy base liquid with blended strawberries.
Although it may have fallen out of Top 40 rotation in the 70 years since it was sung by a burger-shop owner’s barbershop quartet, the song “When the Red, Red Robin (Comes Bob, Bob, Bobbin' Along)” lives on in the legacy of a Seattle-based burger joint. The Red Robin franchise has spread its wings far and wide, now serving locations throughout North America with sustainably grown, environmentally conscious burgers and sides that marry classic American flavors with savory twists such as onion straws or bruschetta. Most of the shop’s fire-grilled burgers, chicken sandwiches, and entrees come with a side of bottomless steak fries, allowing patrons to soak up the juicy Whiskey River barbecue sauce, melted blue cheese, and edible fedoras that top the menu’s varied eats. The staff are happy to help patrons pair their sandwiches with one of the full bar’s microbrews or specialty mixed drinks, keeping glasses filled while athletic superstars battle it out on the eatery's big-screen TVs.