*(Post updated 3/6/2014)
We had a busy weekend with soccer and found ourselves at dinner time and HUNGRY! I had been telling my husband I was hearing good things about Red Robin and gluten free buns and french fries. So we took the next exit and we were there!
Gluten Free Bun at Red Robin
Emma ordered a bacon cheeseburger off the gluten free menu. They asked if she wanted the gluten free bun and she said yes.
When she bit into it, she was in heaven. She literally was doing a happy dance in her seat while she was eating. “This bun is REALLY good,” she said. I think it was even made better by the fact that she, for the first time, had bacon on her cheeseburger. Doesn’t everything taste better with bacon?
I can report to you the bun was from French Meadow Bakery in Eagan, MN. Just look at the photo. It looks like the perfect burger doesn’t it? You wouldn’t have a clue this is gluten free. Good job guys!
Red Robin French Fries
The french fries that come with the meal are a thicker steak fry. During our first trip there, our waitress said their fryers weren’t dedicated gluten free (as you can see from the comments posted below). But that has since changed. As of 2014, Red Robin states on its Interactive Allergen Menu that they have a dedicated fryer for gluten free fries in their restaurants.
I think it is always worth double checking on the dedicated fryer — JUST IN CASE. Also, check on the seasoning for the fries to make sure it is safe. It never hurts to ask.
Emma doesn’t really care for those thick fries and usually has a caesar salad (no croutons) as her side.
I also saw on their allergen menu that the sweet potato fries, when cooked in the dedicated fryer, are also gluten free. I have never asked about this in the restaurant.
According to the company press kit, Red Robin had 464 locations across the country as of 2011. So if you’re traveling it might be a good option to seek out!