Popular local ramen concept reopening soon after closure

Sav McKee

After a popular ramen concept announced it was closing earlier this year due to owners Mike & Terry Ramsey relocating out-of-state, loyal ramen fans were understandably crushed. 

Two new entrepreneurs in town have stepped up and are keeping everyone’s ramen dreams afloat though. Xavy Perez and Blaine Carr are reopening the Red Rabbit Ramen concept, located at Echo Spirits Distillery, very soon.

Perez said that she and her partner Carr had been throwing around the idea of owning a business together. When the Ramseys announced they were franchising Red Rabbit due to their move, Perez said that it seemed like an opportunity they couldn’t pass up.

“We were already big fans of Red Rabbit as a date night option,” explained Perez. “With me being vegan, there’s not a lot of ramen places that we got to enjoy together, so it always stood out from the rest.”

Carr (left) & Perez (right), new franchisees of Red Rabbit Ramen; photo via Facebook


Red Rabbit Ramen will officially reopen on July 12th. Perez said they’ll initially start out on Fridays and Saturdays only, from 5-10pm, but they’ll expand the hours as they secure their footing. 

Fan favorites can breathe out a sigh of relief – you’ll be able to find the usual offerings that Red Rabbit used to make before they briefly closed, with tan tan and miso bases. “Mike and Terry are still a big part of the business,” Perez explained. “Mike being the innovative foodie he is, will always be working with us on new recipes and rotating the menu accordingly.”

Perez said that she and Carr are working diligently on perfecting the menu favorites that everyone already knows and loves, but she emphasized, “We’re looking to incorporate our unique touch to the business in the near future – kind of as we go.”

Grab a spicy bowl of miso ramen at this incredibly unique concept, reminiscent of a food stand straight from Japan, starting on July 12. Red Rabbit Ramen is located on the premises of Echo Spirits, at 985 W. 6th Ave.

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Red Rabbit Ramen; photo via Facebook

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