Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Inc. is a casual dining restaurant chain with a menu featuring a variety of burger sandwiches made with beef, chicken, fish, turkey, pot roast, and vegetarian substitutes. Red Robin owns and operates 100 restaurants scattered across 13 states. The company also franchises its concept, maintaining licensing agreements with 98 additional restaurants located in 17 states and in Canada. With a per person average check of $10, Red Robin relies heavily on the sales of its gourmet burgers, which account for 44 percent of the company's food sales. Aside from gourmet burgers, the Red Robin menu includes salads, soups, appetizers, and other entrees such as rice bowls and pasta.




Bleu Ribbon Burger

Red Robin Copycat Recipe

1 large onion bun; toasted
fresh iceberg lettuce; thinly shredded
crispy onion straws
1/3 pound ground beef patty
Red Robin seasoning (see sidebar for recipe)
2 tablespoons Heinz 57 Sauce
bleu cheese crumbles
1-2 tomato slices
chipotle mayonnaise

Burger: Season the hamburger patty with Red Robin seasoning.Use a hot grill and oil the grates before cooking the burger. Grill the patty to a minimum internal temperature of 160 degrees for a minimum of 15 seconds to maximize flavor and juiciness. Remove the patty from the grill and baste in Heinz 57 Sauce. Add bleu cheese crumbles to the patty and place on the grill for two minutes to lightly melt the cheese.

Assembly: Toast the bun on the grill to a golden brown. Spread chipotle mayonnaise on both sides of the bun. On the bottom bun, place a handful of fried onion straws, burger patty with Heinz 57 Sauce and bleu cheese, sliced tomatoes and shredded lettuce. Cover with the top bun.

Chipotle Mayonnaise:
Mix your favorite good quality mayonnaise with pureed chipotle in adobo peppers, to taste. (A little bit goes a long way.)  Refrigerate for approximately one hour to enhance the flavor prior to using.

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