Red Robin E-mail

Received: 07/07/10

The following is the e-mail response from Red Robin when asked which of their menu items are vegan:

Thank you for contacting Red Robin. We appreciate your inquiry regarding vegan menu items.

You may substitute a BOCA Original Vegan Burger at most Red Robin locations for any of our more than 22 Gourmet Burger and Sandwich choices on the menu. At Red Robin, you may customize any menu item, or create your own entree with available food ingredients, to meet your dietary needs. For instance, any of our available salads can be made vegan by removing meat, cheese, and egg (where applicable).

Other choices include Red’s Rice Bowl, minus the chicken. Vegan ingredients to chose from and customize your own order include: black beans, rice, steamed veggies, a side salad, melon wedges, celery sticks, Steak Fries, if fried in a designated fryer (please inquire with the manager), and a wide variety of fresh produce items.

Thank you for choosing Red Robin!

Do the guacamole, teriyaki, Country Dijon Sauce or Whiskey River BBQ Sauce have any animal derived ingredients?
Do the hamburger buns contain l-cysteine and if so do you know the source?
Does the fresh-fried zucchini have eggs? Can it be ordered without the parmesan on top?
Do you have any vegan salad dressings such as a vinaigrette?
Can the boca burger be chopped up into a wrap on request?
Is the Red Robinetti Spaghetti vegan if the cheese is left off?

Thank you for contacting Red Robin regarding the ingredients of our menu items. We understand the importance of allowing Guests to make informed menu choices. The ingredients and answers requested are:

Guacamole

Avocado; Red onion, diced; Lime juice, fresh; Salt, Kosher; Cilantro, minced; Serrano pepper, minced; Tomato, diced.

Campside BBQ Sauce (Whiskey River)

Distilled Vinegar, Tomato Paste, High Fructose Corn Syrup, Water, Salt, Corn Syrup, Natural Hickory Smoke Flavor, Molasses, Brown Sugar, Paprika, Mustard Bran, Lemon Juice Concentrate, Soybean Oil, Natural Flavoring, Onion Powder, Spice, Dextrose, Sodium Benzoate as a Preservative, Xanthan Gum, Caramel Color, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Garlic Powder, Anchovies, Polysorbate 80, Soy Flour.

Teriyaki Sauce

Water, soy sauce (water, wheat, soybeans, sea salt, and sodium benzoate [less than 1/10 of 1% as a preservative]), sugar, fructose, modified food starch, vinegar, caramel color, ground ginger (fresh ground ginger, water, phosphoric acid and xanthan gum), citric acid, granulated garlic, spice.

Country Dijon Sauce:

Mayonnaise (Lite)

Water, soybean oil, whole egg, distilled vinegar, food starch modified*, high fructose corn syrup, contains less than 2% of salt, spice, xanthan gum*, sodium benzoate and potassium sorbate (as preservatives)*, sugar, phosphoric acid*, citric acid, calcium disodium edta added to protect flavor, artificial flavor, beta carotene (color)*.

Grey Poupon Dijon Mustard

Water, vinegar, mustard seed, salt, white wine, fruit pectin, citric acid, tartaric acid, sugar, spice

A.1. Steak Sauce

Tomato puree (water, tomato paste), distilled vinegar, corn syrup, salt, raisin paste, crushed orange puree, spices and herbs, dried garlic and onion, caramel color, potassium sorbate (to preserve freshness), xanthan gum
Pureed Chipotle Peppers, Fresh Parsley

Buns/Breads:

Yellow seeded bun

Enriched flour (bleached wheat flour, malted barley flour, niacin, reduced iron, thiamine mononitrate, riboflavin, and folic acid), water, high fructose corn syrup, soybean oil, contains less than two percent of each of the following: sesame seeds, yeast, salt, wheat gluten, calcium sulfate, ammonium sulfate, calcium propionate (a preservative), yellow corn flour, spices (tumeric and paprika oleoresins), natural flavor, dough conditioners may contain one or more of the following: mono-diglycerides, sodium stearoyl lactylate, ascorbic acid, monocalcium phosphate, enzymes, azodicarbonamide.

Onion bun

Enriched wheat flour (flour, niacin, reduced iron, thiamin mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid), water, sugar, yeast, soybean oil, contains 2% or less of each of the following: salt, calcium, sulfate, yellow corn flour, corn syrup, calcium stearoyl-2 lactylate, sodium stearoyl lactylate, monoglycerides, monocalcium phosphate, ammonium sulfate, colored with extracts of annatto and turmeric, calcium peroxide, calcium propionate (to preserve freshness). Topped with onions and poppy seeds.

Ciabatta bun

Bleached enriched flour (wheat flour, malted barley flour, niacin, reduced iron, thiamine mononitrate, riboflavin, folate), water, yeast, high fructose corn syrup, wheat gluten, salt, soybean oil, dough improver (wheat flour, calcium stearoyl lactylate, salt, calcium sulfate, datem, soy oil. Contains 2% or less of: potassium iodate, ascorbic acid, enzyme, l-cysteine, azodicarbomamide), calcium propionate (to retard spoilage), wheat flour, and enzymes.

Whole grain bun

Enriched flour (bleached wheat flour, malted barley flour, niacin, reduced iron, thiamine mononitrate, riboflavin, and folic acid), water, whole wheat flour (cracked wheat, whole wheat flour, and crushed wheat), high fructose corn syrup, wheat gluten, contains less than two percent of each of the following: soybean oil, yeast, salt. Calcium sulfate, ammonium sulfate, calcium propionate (a preservative), caramel color, dough conditioners may contain one or more of the following: monoglycerides, sodium stearoyl lactylate, ascorbic acid, monocalcium phosphate, enzymes, azodicarbonamide.

Corn Jalapeno bun

Bleached enriched flour (wheat flour, malted barley flour, niacin, reduced iron, thiamine mononitrate, riboflavin, folate), water, soybean oil, high fructose corn syrup, yeast, wheat gluten, bleached enriched flour, dough improver (wheat flour, calcium stearoyl lactylate, salt, calcium sulfate, datem, soy oil, contains 2% or less of: potassium iodate, ascorbic acid, enzyme, l-cysteine, azodicarbomamide), calcium propionate (to retard spoilage).

The source of the mono- and diglycerides and sodium stearoyl-2 lactylate in our buns is vegetable. However, the l-cysteine in the Corn Jalapeno bun and Ciabatta bun are derived from poultry feathers.

Dressings:

Creamy Caesar dressing
Soybean oil, water, parmesan and Romano cheese (pasteurized cultured milk or part skim, salt, enzymes, anti-caking and anti-mycotic agents), egg yolks, garlic, contains less than 2% of enzyme modified parmesan cheese ([pasteurized milk, cheese cultures, salt, enzymes], water, sodium phosphate, enzymes), red wine vinegar, lemon juice concentrate, Dijon mustard (water, distilled vinegar, mustard seed, salt, white wine and spices), salt, distilled vinegar, garlic*, spices, sodium benzoate and potassium sorbate (as preservatives), xanthan gum, autolyzed yeast extract, molasses, corn syrup, disodium inosinate & disodium guanylate, anchovies, caramel color, defatted soy flour, sugar, citric acid, calcium disodium edta added to protect flavor, tamarind, natural flavor. *dehydrated

Ranch Dressing

Ranch Dressing Mix:

Salt, maltodextrin, onion, garlic, spices, dextrose, disodium inosinate, disodium guanylate, xanthan gum, autolyzed yeast extract, buttermilk, turmeric (color).
Mayonnaise:

Soybean oil, water, egg yolks, distilled vinegar, contains less than 2% of high fructose corn syrup, salt, spices, citric acid, calcium disodium edta added to protect flavor, natural flavor.

Buttermilk:

Cultured nonfat milk, milk, sodium citrate, vitamin A palmitate.

Natural Toasted Sesame dressing

Water, sugar, soy sauce (water, wheat, soybeans and salt), rice vinegar, distilled vinegar, food starch-modified, contains less than 2% of sesame oil, sesame seed, garlic*, natural flavors, xanthan gum, caramel color, spice, propylene glycol alginate, green onion*. *dehydrated

Balsamic Vinaigrette

Water, soybean oil, balsamic vinegar, corn sugar vinegar, sugar, lemon juice (from concentrate), salt, extra virgin olive oil, roasted garlic, garlic, natural flavor (garlic juice, salt, natural flavors), spice, dehydrated garlic, xanthan gum, sodium benzoate and potassium sorbate (preservatives, egg yolk, autolyzed yeast extract, dehydrated onion, natural and artificial flavors, citric acid, calcium disodium EDTA (to protect flavor), disodium guanylate and disodium inosinate.

Blue Cheese Dressing

Soybean oil, water, blue cheese (pasteurized milk, cheese cultures, salt, enzymes, natamycin to protect flavor), distilled vinegar, egg yolks, contains less than 2% of salt, enzyme modified blue cheese ([pasteurized milk, cheese cultures, salt, enzymes, calcium chloride], water, sodium phosphate, enzymes), xanthan gum, sodium benzoate and potassium sorbate (as preservatives), natural and artificial flavor, lactic acid, citric acid, spice, garlic*, onion*, calcium disodium edta added to protect flavor. *dehydrated

Honey Mustard Poppyseed Dressing

Soybean Oil, Water, Honey, Sugar, Dijon Mustard (Distilled Vinegar, Water, Mustard Seed, Salt, White Wine, Citric Acid, Tumeric, Spices, Tartaric acid), Distilled Vinegar, Egg Yolks, Prepared Mustard (Water, Distilled Vinegar, Mustard Seed, Salt, Turmeric, Paprika), Contains 2% or less of Poppy Seeds, Sodium Benzoate and Potassium Sorbate (Preservatives), Xanthan Gum, Natural Flavor, Calcium Disodium EDTA (To Protect Flavor).

Italian Dressing

Water, Vinegar, Sugar, Salt, Parmesan Cheese* (Part Skim Milk, Cheese Culture, Salt, Enzymes), Contains 2% or less of Hydrolyzed Rice, Citric Acid, Dehydrated Garlic, Barley Malt Extract, Propylene Glycol Alginate, Flavorings, Burgundy Wine Concentrate, Apple Juice Concentrate, Xanthan Gum, Spices, Sodium Benzoate and Potassium Sorbate (Preservatives), Lecithin, Caramel Color, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Food Starch Modified, Safflower Oil*, Onion Powder, Anchovies, Yellow #5, Yellow #6. *Trivial source of fat.

Red Robinetti Spaghetti

Linguini:

Durum Semolina, Niacin, Ferrous Sulfate (Iron), Thiamine Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Folic Acid.

Pasta sauce:

Tomato puree (water, tomato paste), onions, sugar, salt, high fructose corn syrup, spices, soybean oil, citric acid, garlic, dehydrated parsley, modified corn starch, yeast, autolyzed yeast extract, natural flavor, partially hydrogenated soybean oil.

Shredded, Parmesan Cheese:

Part-Skim Milk, Cheese Cultures, Salt, Enzymes, Potato Starch and Powdered Cellulose added to prevent caking, Natamycin (a natural mold inhibitor). Aged over 10 months.

The location you are inquiring about is a Franchise location and they may offer items not available in our Corporate locations. One of those items is the Fresh-Fried Zucchini sticks. You would need to speak with the actual restaurant on the preparation procedure for that item to see if it includes egg. This item can be ordered without the parmesan cheese on top. Also, please check with the individual restaurant on the preparation of the Boca patty. Red Robin will always try to accommodate you if possible. Please alert your server to your request prior to ordering to assure they can meet your dining needs.

I hope this is helpful.

Thanks for choosing Red Robin!