It has become apparent that Red Robin has zero fucks to give. Its new menu is basically bonkers, but its crowning glory has to be the Bee’s Knees Finest Chicken and Waffles burger.
In theory it sounds delicious. A tempura-fried chicken breast is glazed with an Angry Orchard cider honey, then topped with spicy jalapeño relish, citrus-marinated tomato and onions. Then the whole thing is plopped onto a Belgian waffle bun. The waffle’s nooks and crannies are probably perfect for catching any of the honey glaze or relish that fall off the sandwich, and tempura-fried chicken just generally sounds amazing.
But reviews of the sandwich on the company’s Facebook page are mixed.
There’s the negative:
“I was extremely disappointed in this sandwich when i had it on Saturday. Big problems with it.”
“Went to try this yesterday and was sadly disappointed. When it came out I was surprised to see an Eggo waffle as the bun. No joke. It wasn’t even toasted. Waitress said they had ran out of the other waffle buns and were trying to ‘improvise’.”
“Tasted good, but fell apart on the second bite. Wanted a sandwich, not a messy pile of food.”
But also the positive:
“Had this sandwich over the weekend and have been dreaming of it ever since. So delicious!”
“I had this yesterday and it was amazing!!”
“So freakin delicious along with the smores sweet potato fries.”
“Tried the sandwich and S’more’s sweet potato fries yesterday and both were delicious!”
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If you’re super into chicken and waffles, the sandwich is probably still worth a try, but just be forewarned that you’re visiting a burger chain, not a restaurant that’s handcrafting every element of your burger.
But what really caught my attention is the mention of S’mored Sweet Potato Fries. That’s the other element to its crazy new menu. These sweet potato fries are covered in hot fudge and toasted marshmallows, then sprinkled with salt. They also have a s’mores milkshake that sounds delightful.
And lest ye worry that there isn’t enough cheese on its menu, never fear — Red Robin is also offering up the Buzz Mac ‘n’ Cheese Tavern Double, which features two burger patties stuffed with mac ‘n’ cheese.
For a case of the munchies or a case of morbid curiosity, it looks like there’s no time like the present to stock up on antacids and try Red Robin’s crazy new menu.