For a limited time, Red Robin will offer the ramen burger — the trendy take on the burger that features two “buns” of tightly packed, fried ramen noodles instead of bread — at its locations nationwide.
The burger, which showed up at ramen shops in New York and California, first made the rounds in the U.S. during the summer of 2013, when the world needed to obsess over another food hybrid after the dawn of the Cronut. Its true origin, unsurprisingly, is Japan, the birthplace of ramen itself.
The Red Ramen Burger — a burger patty on a crispy ramen bun, topped with teriyaki and a vegetable slaw infused with chile oil aïoli — will be available beginning April 4 for all to enjoy, though the burger chain will offer a special deal on April 19, an in-house celebration known as Red Ramen Day.
On that day, the first 22 college students to show up at each location — with a valid student ID — will get the burger, plus an order of Bottomless Steak Fries, for just 22 cents, or the average cost of a packet of ramen, the “quintessential college staple.”
The Red Ramen Burger will be available through June 5.