Foodies and Instagram fans know all about the ramen burger. The calorie-laden sandwich--a hamburger smushed between two mounds of fried noodles--has become a cult classic that has popped up at restaurants and food trucks in Los Angeles and New York City. Now, the ramen burger has hit the mainstream. Soon, Red Robin Restaurants will feature its own version of the burger for your carb-loving pleasure.
The Red Ramen burger will make its debut April 4 through June 5. The burger consists of a beef patty wedged between two crispy ramen noodle "buns" with toppings such as teriyaki, Chiu Chow aioli, chili-infused seasoned cabbage, basil, carrots and onions. On April 19, the chain will hold a special promotional day dedicated to "starving college students" and sell the sandwich for 22 cents (or, the cost of a package of instant of ramen soup), per Denver Post. "We closely follow emerging trends, and when the ramen burger first debuted, our culinary team worked to develop Red Robin's take on the foodie favorite, enabling us to be the first to offer it nationally," Red Robin's senior vice president and chief marketing officer Jonathan Muhtar said in a statement.
The Ramen Burger frenzy began around 2013. Keizo Shimamoto, a former computer programmer, quit his day job and invented the unique Japanese-American food. “I didn’t expect it to be this popular," he told NY Post. Instagram is now full of juicy, yummy ramen burgers. Feast your eyes!