Officials at Red Robin Burger Works say they’ll open their new restaurant in the former Borders space at 1700 Maple Ave. in downtown Evanston next Monday, March 21.

The Burger Works outlet is a smaller, non-traditional prototype operated by Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Inc., which is known mostly for larger restaurant venues.

The quick-service menu will include Red Robin classics, like the Whiskey River BBQ, Banzai, Royal Red Robin and Guacamole Bacon; and new items like hand-battered chicken tenders, distinctive salads and wraps, as well as Red Robin’s famous seasoned steak fries and tasty milkshakes.

The Evanston restaurant, open daily from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., will feature sandwiches with fries for prices starting at $6.99.

Jason Rusk, vice president of Burger Works, said it will offer “lightning speed service.”

“We promise to have guests out of the door quickly after they order,” he added.

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  1. does Evanston rally need another burger joint?
    This would make the 5th burger joint in Evanston, is this something that we really are lacking?

    1. It is not possible to have
      It is not possible to have too many high quality burger joints. McDonalds and Burger King are another story however…..

      1. What it is a sign of.

        To paraphrase a line about bond traders using cocaine, 

        so many "expensive burger joints is God's way of telling you, you have too much money."   Of course most of this will take care of itself—with some folding up–unless the Council makes loans [really effectiively gifts to them, "succeed they win, fail the taxpayers are on the stick."

        Evanston seems to have more than one form of this, too many play theaters, too many 'artsy' venues, too many bad loans by the Council, too many gifts by the Council to their 'chosen winners', too many alderman/committes/boards-in fact bloated government the rest of us pay for.

        Time for the city [mostly the Council] to go into rehab to get over their spending habits.


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