This Happened at a Red Robin. In America. Naturally.
Some Red Robin burger p0rn along with a 100% truthful tale for you today
Red Robin is a nationwide 'fast-casual' dining chain featuring 'gourmet' burgers and 'bottomless fries'.
The Red Robin Royal Burger with Bottomless Fries. These resemble proper 'chips', no?
Although it isn't 'life-changing', we like the food there. Burgers generally are cooked well, toppings are fresh. Everyone in my family except me loves the thick cut, soft fries. No biggie, instead of fries, I order an 'onion ring tower'.
This is, actually, a 'short' Red Robin Onion Ring Tower.
Sometimes, if I'm in a good mood, I even share my onion rings.
A few years back, I was out with my father (aka Mankind's Least Sophisticated Human) and we stopped at a Red Robin for lunch. It was his first visit. But, huge burgers, unlimited fries. I figured he'd love it. We passed several monstrous burgers on our way to our table. As we were seated and he started reading the menu, he got his signature crestfallen look on his face.
I soon found out why.
When the server came to our table, he gravely asked her "Hey, little lady? Do they have any burgers that weren't 'diet' burgers?"
The Red Robin Gourmet Cowboy Burger. NOT a diet burger.
She looked at him, then at me. I said "Huh???"
"Well. On the menu, all the burgers say 'Gourmet'. That means 'diet', right?"
I wanted to crawl under the table. The server acted as if she'd had this happen a hundred times before. It was Rockford, IL, so perhaps it had. Cheerily she assured my old man that "None of our burgers are the least bit diet". Thus he was able to order. She kept calm, we carried on.
Now, my dad is a confirmed redneck, but not unusually so. If you do not live here and you wonder how a reality show host/slumlord could get elected as our President, please understand there are over 40 million guys here just like him who totally ignore what they see around them and choose to operate solely with their mistaken beliefs from God knows where.
I have not taken him back to Red Robin.