Red Robin Burger Works Readies to Open Another Branch in DC

An opening date is set for the downtown Red Robin spinoff.

Red Robin Burger Works replaces Boloco downtown.

Burgers replace burritos at 1028 19th Street, Northwest, where a second branch of Red Robin Burger Works is set to open in the space that once housed a struggling Boloco. The fast-casual spinoff of the predominantly suburban Red Robin chain made its Washington debut in L’Enfant Plaza last year–other branches exist in Colorado and Chicago–and offers a menu of grilled beef, turkey, mushroom, and veggie burgers alongside salads, fries, and shakes.

An opening date has been set for March 23. The patty competition is tough in the area, with spots like Shake Shack, BGR, Bobby’s Burger Palace, and Burger Tap & Shake in the neighboring vicinity. Red Robin is on the wallet-friendly side of the spectrum, with most patties prices between $5 and $7. Tried it? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.

Food Editor

Anna Spiegel covers the dining and drinking scene in her native DC. Prior to joining Washingtonian in 2010, she attended the French Culinary Institute and Columbia University’s MFA program in New York, and held various cooking and writing positions in NYC and in St. John, US Virgin Islands.