Thursday, July 19, 2012

Red Robin Restaurants Turns Up the Heat with Hottest Chile Peppers

Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Inc.  spiced up its menu with the launch of the Fiery Ghost Style and the Cry Baby Style, expanding the Tavern Styles menu introduced in April. The chain claims that it's first national chain to use the ghost pepper (Bhut Jolokia), one of the world’s hottest chile peppers. 

These are not for the weak of tongue: 
·         Fiery Ghost Style teamsthe ghost pepper with both fresh-cut and fried jalapeños atop pepper jack cheese to round out this tour-de-fire.
·         Cry Baby Style combines crispy onion straws tossed in a  Sriracha dry seasoning with even more onions sautéed in Cholula Hot Sauce. The one-two punch of crispy and sautéed onions are complimented by pepper jack cheese and a ghost pepper ketchup.

Guests can choose one of the two new Tavern Styles or any of the three original styles – Pig Out, Cantina Jack and Buzzalo – for just $1 more to style up their favorite Tavern Burger available for $6.99 with Red Robin’s signature Bottomless Steak Fries, which means free refills.

The ghost pepper (Bhut Jolokia) is estimated to range between 855,000 -1,000,000+ Scoville heat units. For comparison, a typical jalapeño pepper falls between 3,500 - 8,000 Scoville heat units. 

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