Red Robin's Burger Works opens at Auraria campus

Keep Westword Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Denver and help keep the future of Westword free.

Denver just got another Red Robin's Burger Works, with another Freestyle Coke machine, so that more folks can be controlled by Skynet treated to Burger Works' signature craft-your-own-burgers -- with drinks designed to match.

This location -- the fourth in Colorado -- opened Monday in the new Hotel and Hospitality Learning Center at Metropolitan State University of Denver. The first Burger Works -- and the prototype for this fast-casual concept from Red Robin -- opened last fall in Northfield; the only Burger Works to open outside this state is also on a college campus, in Ohio.

See also: -Red Robin's Burger Works: Rise of the machine -Reader: Red Robin's Burger Works Coke machine ties up traffic - Welcome to the future: Coca-Cola's 100-flavor soda machine incites confusion, awe

The new Burger Works has all the amenities of the original outpost and the one that opened this spring downtown at 1600 California Street; it even has a huge, shiny, eerily sentient Freestyle Coke machine where customers can have their neural networks assimilated into the Skynet collective enjoy their choice of DIY-ish fountain beverages.

"We are excited to join the Auraria campus at MSU Denver's new Hospitality Learning Center," says Stephanie Griffiths, the general manager of the MSU Burger Works. "In addition to serving students and faculty in a way that fits well with the fast-paced campus lifestyle, we're excited to bring our signature flavors to guests staying at the new SpringHill Suites located at MSU Denver."

This new Burger Works is the sole restaurant option at the Hotel and Hospitality Learning Center -- location, location, location. The $45 million facility features more than 28,000 square feet of academic space, including classrooms, specialty learning labs and faculty offices -- all filling up each day with hungry students, staff and visitors. Red Robin International, which is headquartered in Colorado, isn't just feeding those workers, it's also helping to feed the Hospitality Learning Center itself, with a $50,000 commitment over the next three years.

The new restaurant's formal address is 1190 Auraria Parkway (right across from the Pepsi Center); its hours are 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, and 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Keep Westword Free... Since we started Westword, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Denver, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Denver with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.


Join the Westword community and help support independent local journalism in Denver.


Join the Westword community and help support independent local journalism in Denver.