Red Robin "Jim Day": Free burgers for all Jims, Jamies, and Jimbos
Red Robin is giving away a free burger to people named Jim as a part of a promotion for the new Sweet Jim Beam Bacon Swiss Burger. The Red Robin promotion runs through Dec. 6.
Sometimes a good name will take you far. Or, at least, as far as a free lunch.
For Dec. 6Â only, Red Robin is giving away free a free hamburger to anyone who goes by any iteration of the name Jim. It may seem arbitrary, but the giveaway is part of â€śJim Day,â€ť a promotion for the restaurant chainâ€™s new Sweet Jim Beam Bacon Swiss Burger.
The burger, available only through Dec. 24, comes topped with bacon, Swiss cheese, and caramelized onions served on a brioche bun toasted with garlic butter. If you arenâ€™t a Jim, the burger will set you back about $10.Â
Hereâ€™s how it works: Show up to any participating Red Robin, present a valid form of ID with the first name â€śJimâ€ť or any derivation thereof (acceptable monikers include James, Jamie, Jaime, Jaimie, Jami, Jamey, Jameson, Jimmy, Jimmi, Jimi,and Jimbo), and claim your free burger. Itâ€™s worth mentioning that Red Robin has one of the funnier legal disclaimers weâ€™ve seen in a while at the bottom of the â€śJim Dayâ€ť ad: â€śLegal ID verifying your Jimship must be provided in-restaurant to qualify.â€ť
The deal doesnâ€™t include fries or a drink.
If you are a Jim planning to enjoy a free burger today, you might want to get in on the action early: According to US Census data, James was the single most common first name among men of all age groups in the United States as late as 1990, and Red Robin is a sit-down restaurant.
The Red Robin burger deal is just the latest in a long tradition of name-associated promotional giveaways. In 2009, Pizza hut offered a free medium one-topping pizza to anyone named either John or Sarah Connor, Â the names of the heroes of the â€śTerminatorâ€ť movies, as a cross promotion with the 2009 film â€śTerminator: Salvation.â€ť Also in 2009, Macyâ€™s gave away free $10 gift certificates to people with either the first or last name â€śVirginiaâ€ť to promote a TV special about the little girl who wrote a famous letter to Santa Claus. If your name happens to be Isabella, you get free admission for life to Bostonâ€™s Isabella Stewart Gardner museum.
Unfortunately, not all name giveaways apply equally: The barbecue restaurant chain Famous Daveâ€™s, celebrates â€śDaveâ€™s Dayâ€ť each August, giving away a free entrĂ©e to people named Dave, David, or Davy.Â Those with â€śDaveâ€ť as a middle name only get half off their meals.