Kid Chef Cooks Burger to Help Children

Burger enthusiasts can taste America’s newest gourmet burger recipe created by a 10-year-old kid chef. From Tuesday, Aug. 3 to Sunday, Sept. 12, Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Inc. (Red Robin) will feature Washington resident, 10-year-old Emma Potts’ Spicy Honey Glazed Bacon Burger in all U.S. Red Robin restaurants.

Fifty cents of each Spicy Honey Glazed Bacon Burger sold will be donated to the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC). Since 2006, Red Robin says it has donated more than $170,000 to NCMEC’s safety efforts through its Kids’ Cook-Off program.

Red Robin selected Potts’ recipe – made with a burger patty topped with a spicy honey glaze, ripe tomato, mayonnaise, bacon, cayenne pepper, butter leaf lettuce and havarti cheese – as the winning creation during the fourth annual Kids’ Cook-Off Championship last December.

More than 11,000 kids from across the country submitted gourmet burger recipes for the fourth annual event, and the top 50 recipes, including Potts’ Spicy Honey Glazed Bacon Burger, are featured in a cookbook.

The cookbook, available for free download at, also includes a Chicken Taco Salad Burger recipe from Food Network star and Kids’ Cook-Off judge, Robin Miller and back-to-school child safety tips from NCMEC.

“Back-to-school is an important time to talk about safety because it’s a time when kids are interacting with new people outside their homes,” said Nancy A. McBride, national safety director for NCMEC. “We know that in 84 percent of attempted abductions, the child got away because they knew what to do, and this free cookbook offers tips to make the back-to-school safety conversation easier for families to discuss this crucial information.”

Maximum donation not to exceed $50,000, says Red Robin.

RMN News

Rakesh Raman