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Mar 17, 2012 08:08 PM

red robin

have they changed their style or i did my branch cheap out?

went last year in october and everything was what i expected. went last week and everything's shrunk. the burger is at best 2/3's the usual more likely half as big. the fries while still bottomless are at least half as many as usual. their service has never been great so getting more than 2 orders has always been tough.

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  1. In San Diego, I noticed a smaller burger size and initial fry amount as well - been there twice this year. The servers still asked quite frequently if we wanted more fries, though.

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    1. re: RB Hound

      maybe the reduced burger size has allowed them to offset rising fuel costs etc without 'appearing' to have increased the price of the burger. Remember those shrinking coffee cans in the old days?

    2. I'm in VA and it seems very inconsistent between locations -- one, close to where I work, gives you 5 - 10 fries. The location closer to home gives you a big basket full. Haven't noticed any change in size to the wraps or salads. They did take off a few of the soups that they used to have.

      1. Without a doubt they have changed their burger size....last time I went I felt maybe I should have ordered a Double....really sad as they used to have a really good burger!

        1. Red Robin, which I LOVED 8 or 9 years ago has gone downhill pretty severely in the last few years. This breaks my heart because I loved their burgers, their fries and their fried fish.

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          1. re: StrandedYankee

            I wonder if this explains why I don't get the allure of Dead Robin. I've been a number of times since my niece loves it but I just don't find it all that great. Certainly not at the prices they charge.


            1. re: Davwud

              Agreed about the prices, Davwud. I don't like to spend $12+ on a work lunch, but as they're right across the street from my office we do go there on occasion.

              I can get a better AND cheaper burger at most bars

          2. thanks for the replies. guess they have shrunk things. i'll enjoy my birthday burger and leave it at that.

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            1. re: arjunsr

              Was in Foxboro on Saturday, burger seemed to be same size as my last visit (which was 9 months ago, so take it for what it's worth). But we did notice that they no longer have the garlic parmesan fries on the menu -- waitress told us they'd still make them for us, which they did at no extra charge.

              1. re: L2k

                Ah - a secret menu now.

                I was really bummed when they didn't keep the pub burger around. Somewhat redundant with their other choices, but I really liked the way it worked in combination.