Red Robin is the latest chain to add their name to the long list of businesses slinging Cronut impostors. According to several restaurant employees, the burger chain introduced a blatant rip-off of the Cronut called Doh! Rings to their menu this week.
Much like Dunkin' Donuts, Red Robin fails to acknowledge that it did not invent the croissant-doughnut hybrid pastry. When describing the Doh! Rings on its website, the chain writes: "Doh! Why didn't we think of it before?" As if the idea hasn't been around for over a year. Then again, this is the same chain that once thought a moscato-spiked milkshake was a brilliant idea. Maybe Red Robin should stick to ripping off others.
Red Robin's faux Cronuts are not filled like the original created by pastry wizard Dominique Ansel. Instead they come coated with sugar and are served with hot fudge and berry dipping sauces. The Doh! Rings come eight to an order — though it is possible to order just four — and arrive, stacked, on a tray or in a to-go bag. Doh! Rings are currently available at Red Robin locations nationwide, and can be part of the "single unhealthiest" chain meal.