|Hamburger on Udi's Whole Grain GF Bun|
Before going gluten-free I loved their salads with the crispy tortilla strips on top. Since going gluten-free my go-to menu choice has been the lettuce wrapped burger. It comes with a salad with balsamic dressing. Lately, my "gluten anger" mood (being angry because I can't eat what I want) drove me to substitute seasoning-free fries instead of the salad. Also, I can't really chew lettuce well right now since my jaw surgery, so giving in to the fries was more of a survival thing. A girl's gotta eat some carbs, right?
Anyway, to my great surprise, the last time we were there the server asked if I wanted a gluten-free bun with my burger. I was so shocked that I was speechless for a moment. The funny thing is that I didn't really want the bun. I have been trying to lose weight and with my jaws still unable to bite into a hamburger with bun, it was better to choose the lettuce wrap with fries. But, I could not resist trying the bun and I always try to encourage stores and restaurants that make the effort to provide as normal an eating experience as possible for the gluten-free. So I ordered the hamburger on the GF bun. I could have nixed the fries to keep my carb count down, but what fun is that? I had to cut the burger with bun into small pieces to chew it, but it was good. It was darn good. It was also somehow familiar. When I got home I did some research online and discovered that it was an Udi's Whole Grain Gluten-Free Bun. Needless to say, Red Robin is still one of my favorite lunch spots. And a big thanks to Udi's, while we're at it.