|My youngest with our "Towering Onion Rings" appetizer|
Did you know that May is National Allergy Awareness Month? Food allergies and sensitivities are something near and dear to me because there is more than one person in our family that suffers from them. Luckily, my family doesn't deal with anything that is truly life threatening, but our sensitivities can make dining out difficult because sometimes it's hard to find the right thing to eat or to know how the food is prepared and if it was exposed to one of the allergens from another dish. To say I was excited when I was approached to try out Red Robin's new "Interactive Allergen Menu" is an understatement.
|Loaded Potato Skins YUM|
If you go to the "Interactive Allergen Menu" on the Red Robin website, you can plan your meal ahead and tailor it to your specific allergy or sensitivity! It's great! Once you get to your local Red Robin, all you have to do is alert your server of your particular allergy or sensitivity and they can help guide you.
Red Robin trains all restaurant Team Members to allow guests to modify their Red Robin food or beverage order to suit their taste or dietary preferences. If a guest has a food allergy, the Red Robin team member will ring in the order with an allergy alert so it is clear on the table order.
This allergen alert appears in easily noticeable bright, red and bold letters on the order and notifies the kitchen that a special allergen kit is required for the order. Red Robin uses allergen kits to prepare all allergen orders. The kits include tools that are for use on allergen orders only and are purple to clearly distinguish them from other kitchen tools. Purple is the color of Allergen Awareness.
|The bacon cheese burger, minus the Red Robin seasoning to avoid an allergen|
The best part was how good the food and service were. None of us felt like we were missing out at Red Robin. Sometimes those of us with food sensitivities end up feeling cheated when we go out for a meal because we can't just have anything off the menu and navigating a menu when you don't know how the dishes are made is downright frustrating. Our visit to Red Robin was pleasant, because I knew I didn't have to worry about one of us consuming something we shouldn't. And the food was amazing. Fresh and juicy burgers, bottomless fries, impeccable service and a fun, relaxed atmosphere.
|My delicious 'Shroom Burger and fries|
A bit of history about Red Robin:
*Red Robin Gourmet Burgers has been the Gourmet Burger Authority since 1969, when the first Red Robin restaurant opened in Seattle, Wash.
*Now, with 500 restaurants across the U.S. and Canada, Red Robin offers craveable, high-quality menu items for families and burger lovers alike.
*Red Robin was founded on four core values: Honor, Integrity, Continually Seeking Knowledge and Having Fun.
*Red Robin has a long-standing tradition of customizing meals to order. The ability to customize and make food feel personal is important, and customization is part of Red Robin’s DNA.
|My son's yummy Clucks and Shrimp with bottomless Garlic Fries|
We indulged while on this visit and got a couple appetizers, our entrees and then dessert too. A spurge for us, as we tend to eat at home more than anything. It was a fun mid week dinner out in part because of the super fun ambiance. On each table there is a tablet type screen where you can order refills on your drinks, order dessert, play games and even choose the music that plays in the restaurant (there is a nominal fee for the games and music.) The kids loved that! We played a couple trivia games while we waited for our food and it really made the whole experience a true family affair. The other thing we really enjoyed were the amazing non alcoholic drink selections and the glasses they were served in. Fun flavors in funky glassware... just those small touches that make it special.
|Very Berry Raspberry Limeade in the neatest glass ever|
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|My Double Berry Cheesecake was perfection|
|Very Red Velvet Cake|
|Gooey Chocolate Brownie Cake|
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