Red Robin’s new Red Ramen Burger takes a burger patty;
tops it with teriyaki and Chiu Chow aioli, fried jalapeno coins and a medley of chili-infused shredded cabbage, carrot and onion;
garnishes it with fresh basil;
and serves it on a crispy seasoned ramen bun.
This is mind boggling to me.
I did not know the ramen burger was a thing, but the Google tells me it was invented in 2013 by Keizo Shimamoto and if you weren’t in NYC or LA, you were out of luck.
Red Robin is taking the ramen burger and making it available nationally. And, since ramen as a major food group is pretty much a rite of passage for college students, on Red Ramen Day (Tuesday, April 19th) the first 22 college students in the door with valid student ID can get the Red Ramen Burger and Bottomless Steak Fries for just 22 cents. That’s the average cost of a packet of ramen.
For those of us whose college days are behind them, or ahead of them, or who can’t get up early enough to be one of the lucky 22, Red Robin is also offering $2.22 off the new burger for all guests on that day.
The Red Ramen Burger is only around until June 5th, so if you’re tempted, get it before it’s gone.