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Red Robin Opening First Palm Beach County Locations in Wellington and West Palm Beach

Red Robin, the casual fast-food restaurant chain founded in 1969 known for its fire-grilled burgers, is making its Palm Beach County debut with the area's first location opening soon in Wellington. The Red Robin chain is best known for offering more than two dozen "gourmet" burgers, its signature seasoned bottomless steak fries, and a wide variety of salads, soups, appetizers, entrees, desserts, and signature beverages.

We're drooling over the chain's newest menu creation, the smoke and pepper burger styled after a 2013 Food Network's South Beach Food and Wine Festival "Best of the Bash" award winning sandwich.

There are currently more than 480 Red Robin restaurants located across the United States and Canada, including the 15 establishments now operating in Florida. While Broward County recently welcomed its first store in Pembroke Pines, the new Wellington Mall location will be the first to open in Palm Beach County.

What to expect? Although Red Robin's already extensive burger menu includes everything from its hearty prime chophouse with horseradish-sauteed mushrooms and provolone cheese, to the more tropical banzai burger with grilled pineapple and teriyaki sauce, the ever-growing menu lineup keeps getting better. And if the guacamole bacon cheeseburger isn't enough flavor for you, try their newest sandwich inspired by chef Laurent Tourondel, who premiered his own similar burger creation at the latest Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival. Known simply as the smoke and pepper signature burger, it's a half-pound combination of Black Angus beef, Alderwood Smoked sea salt, thick-cut black pepper encrusted bacon, cheddar cheese and a house-made smoke and pepper ketchup.

Red Robin will be located at 10300 West Forest Hill Boulevard in Wellington, and will be opening soon. For more information on Red Robin, or to find another Florida restaurant location, visit the website or Facebook page.

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