Ghost Pepper Burger at Red Robin
Red Robin (…YUM!) is known to serve some of the best burgers around, varying in size and ingredients. I’m a Royal Burger girl, myself. Classic All-American hamburger, with a fried egg on top: Perfection. While you might crave something different, with their 460 locations, it shouldn’t be hard to satisfy your hunger with their massive gourmet burger menu.
Starting today Red Robin will be serving two very intense burgers, The Fiery Ghost Style burger, and the Cry Baby Style burger. Both will be featuring the Scoville nightmare, the ghost pepper. According to their press release:
“The culinary world has really embraced the chile pepper in a number of ways across the American dining landscape, and we are very excited to offer our guests two distinctly-Red Robin approaches to one of the world’s hottest chiles, the ghost pepper.
The Fiery Ghost style contains a ghost pepper sauce, fried jalapenos and pepper jack cheese. The Cry Baby style features crispy onions straws tossed in sriracha dry seasoning with more onions sauteed in Cholula hot sauce, plus jack cheese and ghost pepper ketchup.”
The ghost pepper actually falls somewhere between 855,000 and 1,000,000 on the Scoville Scale, which is the universal measuring system for heat. Accordingly a ghost pepper is about 300 times hotter than a jalapeño paper and 400 times hotter than your average tabasco sauce. Oh. Okay. No big deal… The ghost pepper is so hot, and so feared that there is actually a challenge–made up on the Internet, obviously–where people are supposed to consume an entire pepper, then try to survive as long as possible without any sort of liquid. Sounds totally fun and not terribly stupid in the least! Quick side note: a lot of those videos of the challenge are GROSS and sometimes uncomfortable to watch, so yak now, per usual: watch at your own risk. The ghost pepper is listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as the hottest pepper in the world… you still feelin’ lucky, punk?
According to Twitter reviews (obviously the best place to receive REAL feedback from customers without a filter/corporate payoffs) the burgers are actually pretty damn tasty. Hey, whatever floats your boat, I think I’m going to keep my taste buds in this round.