Saturday, March 22, 2014

Red Robin coming to town?

Move over Five Guys.  It looks like gourmet burger chain Red Robin is advertising for help in Jackson:




64 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yum!

Anonymous said...

Do they serve beer, I hope?

Anonymous said...

Red Robin is overrated and a little high priced.
Give me the Cherokee any day.

Anonymous said...

Best burger in town is at Cotton Kitchen next to Little Tokyo on County Line Road!

Anonymous said...

Anybody know where they are going to build?

Anonymous said...

Thank you 10:03. I will try it. I heard that Greek place in Ridgeland has a killer burger???

Anonymous said...

Yes, yes, yes on the burgers at Krilakos in Ridgeland. Get a feta burger with side of onion rings.

Anonymous said...

It will be in Madison, not Jackson.

Anonymous said...

Five guys is okay (as in average) but way overrated.

Anonymous said...

7:58 am Do you KNOW that or are you assuming?

If you are certain, perhaps you'll tell us where it will be located.

Surely they are in the building process.

Anonymous said...

Law should dictate that burger buns be either buttered or a little grill grease be applied to the cut side of the bun and lightly grilled. A pox on those who toast the outside of the bun. Also a nice spreading of condiments, especially mayo, is essential.

Anonymous said...

5:49 - I was a frequent guest of a RR when I was working in Sacramento. They served a 24 oz beer back in 1987 that was a bargain during their afternoon happy hour.

Anonymous said...

Great fish and chips as well!

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know the location???

Anonymous said...

12:38 - thanks. Any place dishing out as much grease as 5 Guys should be required to offer beer with which to wash it down.

Anonymous said...

9:55, of course he/she doesn't. That certainly isn't the first unqualified comment on here, and if history is any indicator, it certainly won't be the last - especially when they think they can make a jab at our capital city.

Anyway, the website seems to indicate that the restaurant will be in Jackson, not Madison. The other ads on that website that are in surrounding areas specify the location. So, if it were going to be in Madison, the ad would say so.

Add Pickle said...

Never heard of Cotton Kitchen and don't know where Little Tokyo is on County Line.

Five Guys is way over rated. Nobody makes a hamburger worth that much money. It's also sloppy and you have to eat it with a large cloth napkin.

Another thing....why do all these places recycle and circulate the same crop of low-rider-britches, sideways cap 'fry cooks'?

Anonymous said...

Can you spell "District at Eastover", the $125MM project that is driving the bigot haters crazy???

Anonymous said...

That certainly isn't the first unqualified comment on here ...

Considering your anonymity your comment certainly isn't the second.

Micah said...

Will Red Robin save Jackson???

Anonymous said...

I'm guessing Red Robin will be in the old Up The Creek restaurant at Dogwood. The place is being remodeled for a restaurant that the mayor is unable to name at this time. That's according to the Clarion Ledger.

Anonymous said...

Red Robin Steve's cold beer!

Anonymous said...

I feel strongly that RR will locate in Madison Co. One could say if you make a national announcement the rest of the country would where the hell is Madison ms. Rankin would also be an option. Why would any chain be interested in opening up a business in hinds county...other than hoping for a lunch crowd?

Anonymous said...

http://www.hirebridge.com/jobseeker2/redrobinjob.asp?joblistid=234076&cid=6497&refid=20140324234076&source=indeed.com

Madison

http://www.hirebridge.com/jobseeker2/redrobinjob.asp?joblistid=234078&cid=6497&refid=20140324234078&source=indeed.com

Madison

Anonymous said...

8:34, hmm.. Good question. You could always email Whole Foods and demand an explanation from them. Or you could possibly ask some of the areas most successful restaurants like babalu or sal and mookies. Maybe you don't know everything and Jackson is a decent pace to own a restaurant after all. By the way, a large lunch crowd is a reason to locate somewhere.

Is an announcement for a fast food burger chain somewhere in the metro area really enough to ignite a pissing match between city and suburb here? At least we are all getting our fill of jackassery this week - even if we are providing that ourselves.

Anonymous said...

Think they will have a gluten free menu?

Anonymous said...

Don't worry 6:03 AM. Few believed for even a second that they would locate in the Crapital City.

Anonymous said...

7:00 PM- I heard that El Sombrero was moving to the old Up The Creek building.

Anonymous said...

7:05 am
Chain restaurants do tend to go to the suburbs.
I don't know where Red Robin will be though THEIR website for jobs indicates Jackson and area advertising is common and thus not persuasive.
Near the new Marriot and outlet mall is a possibility as well.
But, you obviously haven't tried to get a reservation at Manship which is a new restaurant in Jackson. You don't know about popular new Japanese restaurant in Fondren either apparently . Frankly, the restaurants in Jackson seem to be doing just fine to those of us who eat out a lot.

Anonymous said...

Looks like there is some construction starting at Renaissance. Could this be the site? Does anyone know what it will be?

Anonymous said...

Rumor is that the restaurant going in at Renaissance is going to be owned and run by the folks that have Restaurant Revolution in New Orleans. I also have a pretty good source that tells me Drago is coming.

Anonymous said...

Who gives a shit? It is a freaking hamburger joint for God's sake. Get a life.

Most of you people clearly don't get out much.

Ground Chuck said...

Sal & Mookies is considered 'one of Jackson's most successful rastaurants'? Well, since there are less than a handful left, maybe it is.

Madison doesn't need another hamburger joint in the area. Haute Pig just shuttered the doors and a(nother) Mexican dive is opening soon in that location. Just what we need. These places count on lunch crowds and prices are too high for the construction crews who seem to reside in Madison during daylight hours. The Land Rover crowd in tennis skirts is not hanging around Madison looking for a lunch stop.

And Dickey's BBQ joint near Dick's and the theatre has been running 'buy one get one free' ads for months.

Lowe's and Home Depot are selling hundreds of Weber grills and every new house built in Madison comes with a complimentary Green Egg that homebuyers think are free.

So........no need for a new burger joint. Maybe Clinton needs one. What's the Robin's color scheme anyway? And can it compete with Whattaburger's? Those are important issues.

Anonymous said...

It is a freaking hamburger joint for God's sake.

The search for the perfect hamburger must continue unabated....

Yum!

Anonymous said...

It's a wonder that anyone comes to the area.
They can count on the naysayers to start hollering and the negativity to start before they ever get their feet off the ground.
And, Lord knows, we air every bit of dirty laundry where anyone who might be interested in coming to the State can't miss it.
They don't have to hunt for reasons not to bring commerce here, we'll give them plenty! them!
Y'all must want Mississippi to fail.
We could prosper if we put our best foot forward and cooperated with one another as we have loads of assets which trump the negatives.
But, those of you who are curmudgeons or fear the competition just can't play nice...EVER.

Anonymous said...

5:49 PM, I ate in one a couple of weeks ago and they had a full bar.

10:19, Dickey's seems to do pretty well, at least when I go there.

I'd love to see a Red Robin come to Madison, but to me, the logical place seems to be the Dogwood area.

Anonymous said...

Red Robin will be located next to Corner Bakery in Madison, in Grandview.

Fact.

Anonymous said...

"the construction crews who seem to reside in Madison during daylight hours."

Is that possibly because all the residential and business growth round these parts is centered in Madison?

Anonymous said...

Indeed it IS, 1:51. I was not denigrating the fact that Madison is full of construction crews, only that they don't pay ten bucks for lunch. Well, unless they're driving one of the hundred DOT trucks on the side of Madison byways. lol.

Anonymous said...

From Red Robin site:


Restaurant General Manager - New Location!


MS - Madison


The GM is responsible for total operations of a single Red Robin restaurant including Click here to view a full job description for our Restaurant General Manager position.....

Red Robin is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Related Keywords: front of house restaurant manager food service management food dining eatery restaurant kitchen redrobin FOH BOH Front of House GM General Manager Operator Operations Partner OP Operating Partner Managing Partner MP Dining Room Managager GM AGM Assistant General Manager

Anonymous said...

My guess is that the bulldozer running down the Parkway from Bancorpsouth and in front of Jacque Penne is building a Robin's nest.

Anonymous said...

Why wouldn't Red Robin locate in Jackson? Probably in Northeast Jackson is a safe bet. Anyway, in a similar story, Fuddrucker's Gourmet Burgers will soon build a location combined with Luby's Cafeteria where Steak & Ale once stood behind the newly renovated Chili's at I-55 and Briarwood. FACT.

Anonymous said...

Chili's, Outback, Applebee's, Bonefish and now, Red Robin. What do they all have in common? A big bar. These restaurants break even on the food but make a killing on the alcohol.

Anonymous said...

Jackson's Goodwill Ambassadors will love the fact that new robbery victims will soon be nearby on I55W. FACT. Maybe JPD will park an empty car there for weeks on end as a deterrent.

Anonymous said...

4:58. Go kick your dog. We LOVE it here. EYHO. Jackson, my home, is a great place to live.

Anonymous said...

A " handful of restaurants in Jackson" ????? LMAO!!!!

Anonymous said...

CL cites JJ and says red Robin not moving into Jackson area. http://www.clarionledger.com/article/20140326/BIZ/303260022/Gourmet-hamburger-franchise-Red-Robin-advertising-Madison-manager?nclick_check=1

Corn Fed said...

WAPT sez Jackburg(er)

http://www.wapt.com/news/central-mississippi/jackson/red-robin-hiring-for-new-jackson-restaurant/25173116?utm_source=hootsuite&utm_medium=facebook&utm_campaign=16%2Bwapt%2Bnews

Anonymous said...

MADISON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -
WLBT has confirmed the gourmet hamburger franchise, Red Robin, is coming to our area.

A spokesman from the Red Robin corporate office confirmed on Wednesday the new restaurant will be opening in Madison in 2015.

They have already posted the open managerial job positions for the new store.

The restaurant is known for their juicy gourmet burgers, bottomless steak fries, and bottomless beverages.

Copyright 2014 MSNewsNow. All rights reserved

Anonymous said...

WLBT says Madison.

http://www.msnewsnow.com/story/25079393/red-robin-yum-com

Anonymous said...

People for love of God. It is a hamburger joint, not a new location for the IBC. A freakin hamburger joint!

Maurey said...

Its a hamburger joint when it locates to Madison or anywhere else other than Jackson but if they were locating in Jackson then Chief Bigmouth Ben Allen would be claiming Red Robin was the Taj Mahal of burgers.

Anonymous said...

Madison County Journal (onlinemadison.com) says a new gourmet restaruant is coming to Renissance in Ridgeland. Announcemnt to be made in April. I'm not so sure I would classify Red Robin as "gourmet" but the timing is instereting. Either way Ridgeland is landing a new eatery along with another Starbucks, also at Renissance.

Anonymous said...

Hmmmm. That is heads up against 5 Guys.

Anonymous said...

7:45 has his head in the jug kinda early tonight heheh.

Anonymous said...

Just remember you read it hear first on the good ol JJ

Anonymous said...

8:17 please check your spelling if you wish to sound "smart". You actually misspelled Renaissance twice, even I would think, with spellcheck. Maybe your head is in the jug pretty early as is 7:45?

Anonymous said...

Good lord 9:10. HERE not hear. The demon rum is taking no prisoners tonight.

Anonymous said...

A restaurant family from New Orleans planned to open a branch in Renaissance but were blocked because apparently Mint had an agreement in their lease that there would be no other high-end eateries allowed to open.

Apparently 5 Guys doesn't compete for the same clientele :-)

Anonymous said...

LOL, like Mint is high end!!!!

Anonymous said...

Whatever the case about new restaurants, It looks like they're breaking ground to build something in an out parcel on the Highland Colony side and the east side(next to Sand Dollar) of Renaissance. Mint would do well to fix their own act rather than gripe about potential competition.

Can't Fix Stupid said...

Dear Spelling PO PO @ 9:26: Why would anybody have a reason or need in life to know how to properly spell Renaissance? What if Rod Rebin locates in that German sounding town north of Madison? Will you require that we spell that town's name correctly too?

PS: You should have placed a semi colon after 8:17 and you should have capitalized 'Please'. Your comma after the word 'twice' should actually be a period followed by a capitalized 'Even'.

You also failed to complete the following sentence, "even I would think, with spellcheck." And, your use of 7:45 should include an apostrophe as you frame it as possessive.

Anonymous said...

Dear Can't Fix Stupid,

Thank you for coming to my defense. After all, I am a product of the Jackson Public School System.

Sincerely,
8:17

Anonymous said...

What's the status of the Red Robin that was reportedly coming to the Jackson area in 2015? It's been over a year since they said they were opening one in this area.

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