Ramen Burgers Are Finally Available Nationwide Thanks to Red Robin

03/30/2016 at 04:37 PM ET

Red Robin Ramen Burger
Courtesy Red Robin

It may be a couple years late, but ramen burgers have finally gone national.

The crazy hybrid concoction – which uses pan-fried patties of ramen noodles in lieu of traditional buns – was created by chef Keizo Shimamoto and originally debuted in N.Y.C.’s Smorgasburg in 2013, instantly becoming one of the trendiest foods in the country.

RELATED: Nothing Goes Better with a Ramen Burger than Ramen Fries

In a rather bold move, burger chain Red Robin has taken his innovative concept and adapted it to their restaurants. Their version, called the Red Ramen Burger, includes chili-infused cabbage, carrots, onions, basil, and teriyaki aioli.

“We closely follow emerging trends, and when the ramen burger first debuted, our culinary team worked to develop Red Robin’s take on the foodie favorite, enabling us to be the first to offer it nationally,” the restaurant’s CMO Jonathan Muhtar said in a statement.

The item will be available starting April 4th and will only stick around for a couple months, so get one while you can. (Or, alternatively, you could just make your own at home).

Shay Spence, @chezspence

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On a clear day, you can see forever—or at least that’s the wicked thought behind L.A. designer Agi Berliner’s transparent idea: see-through jeans. Exhibitionists notwithstanding, most folks wear them over bathing suits or as attention-getting evening wear with halters, garter belts and body stockings. Created for the disco crowd, the $34 jeans are selling like, well, hot pants. In just six weeks, 25,000 pairs have already been sold in such major department store chains as Macy’s, Bonwit’s and Saks.

“What’s limiting American designers is that we’re afraid to do something different,” says Berliner, 32, a Hungarian émigré who fled with her family to the U.S. in 1956. Agi thought up the gimmick in London while marveling at the way plastics were being employed by designers of punk fashion. In her L.A. office, where she designs for La Parisienne junior sportswear, Agi spent five days on the phone and six weeks testing to come up with the right plastic.

Agi herself tried out the French-cut jeans with the zipper in front, and quickly found several problems: Some plastics tore away from stitching, others wouldn’t bend and all fogged with perspiration. The ideal material proved to be a vinyl supplied by a bookbinder. The steam was eliminated with a series of vents behind the knees and in the crotch. “They’re no hotter than polyester pants,” claims Agi, “and if you wear them with tights, they won’t stick to your legs.”

Whatever the discomfort and despite the problem of Saturday night feverishness, discomaniacs report one major advantage of the plastic pants: no laundry bills. To keep Berliner’s see-through jeans clear, all the wearer needs is a little Windex.

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Rachel on

Looks nasty!

M Curry on

Looks like the same thing L&L Hawaiian in the islands have been putting out for a couple of years. Way to catch up on a trend Red Robin

oscargoldman on

“Finally?”

Who gives a rat’s ass? THIS “ARTICLE” IS NOTHING BUT SPAM.

heh on

i’m more interested in that ginger ale