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Red Robin Rolls out fall menu, new French Onion Ringer Burger

Red Robin fall menu also includes two new sides

Red Robin Gourmet Burgers and Brews introduced the French Onion Ringer and returned the El Ranchero Burger. The move is part of its seasonal, fall menu LTO rollout. In addition, fall appetizer additions include Garlic Pretzel Bites and Nashville Hot Boneless Wings. Red Robin will offer the fall lineup through January 26.

“From the flavorful French Onion Ringer and El Ranchero Burger to the spicy Nashville Hot Boneless Wings, there’s something craveable for every guest’s wish list at Red Robin,” said Jonathan Muhtar, executive vice president and chief concept officer at Red Robin.

Red Robin fall LTOs

According to the casual-dining chain, the new additions representing the Red Robin fall menu are as follows:

  • For the French Onion Ringer, Red Robin adds Swiss cheese, crispy onion straws, French Onion spread and tomatoes atop a burger, nestling it in a melted provolone-capped onion bun with three golden-fried onion rings.
  • El Ranchero Burger, is sure to offer a sales lift. Red Robin tops the Tex-Mex-style burger with American cheese, candied bacon, crispy onion straws, and housemade jalapeño ranch. The restaurants then finish it off with barbecue ketchup, tomatoes and shredded romaine.
  • Garlic Parmesan Pretzel Bites are made with bear claw pretzel bites tossed in a garlic-Parmesan spread, then topped with shredded Parmesan cheese. In addition, Red Robin serves them with a side of roasted garlic aioli.
  • Nashville Hot Boneless Wings also arrive on the menu. The kitchen tosses these wings in spicy Nashville hot sauce and serves them on a bed of Yukon Kettle chips with dill pickle slices.The dish of tender, crispy boneless wings will rise as a favorite on the menu.

Red Robin’s management team has been working hard to improve sales, amid a bid from activist investor Vintage Capital. Q2 2019 comparable sales showed a 1.8 percent improvement from the 3.3 percent decline posted in the first quarter. The Denver-based chain also appointed Paul J.B. Murphy III as its new CEO effective October 3 to deliver stronger results and appease investors.

In September, Vintage Capital made a hostile buyout offer of $519M, which Red Robin’s Board rebuffed.

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