From Bennigan's to Red Robin
A new southside burger place
The Bennigan's on South State that suddenly closed in January will reopen May 17 as a Red Robin. Like the burger chain's first local location, on Carpenter Road, it's owned by the Ansara Restaurant Group of Farmington Hills. Red Robin, a chain of about 400, is friendly to children, with a kids' menu and periodical promotional items like packs of crayons, and friendly to the circumstances that produce the next generation of kids--a large bar and happy hour specials at all hours that aren't mealtimes.