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Comeback-Driven Red Robin Kicks Up Refranchising Efforts

Among the many tenets in Red Robin’s vast comeback plan, refranchising is one initiative expected to ramp up shortly. The burger brand is currently corporate heavy, with only 89 of its 573 units franchised, although this has been a push two years in the making.

How Restaurants Can Win the Next Wave of Off-Premises

Ten or so years ago, pizza parlors and Chinese restaurants delivered food, and most other full-service eateries didn’t. Now? “The masses want home delivery, not just a few people who want convenience,” says Bruce Reinstein, partner at Chicago, Illinois-based Kinetic 12, a foodservice consulting firm.

After 'Disappointing' Year, Red Robin Plots its Comeback

Red Robin endured hard-earned lessons in 2018, chief executive Denny Marie Post said Tuesday afternoon, leading the burger brand to outline a full-throttle comeback plan.She admitted the year was, in sum, “very disappointing.

Red Robin Kicks Off 50th Anniversary with Forever Yummm Food Truck Tour

Red Robin Gourmet Burgers and Brews is fueled up and ready to hit the open road. The casual dining restaurant famous for serving more than two dozen craveable, high-quality burgers and bottomless sides is kicking off its 50th Anniversary Celebration with the Forever Yummm Food Truck Tour.

Red Robin Lands CFO from Fiesta Restaurant Group

Lynn Schweinfurth, the chief financial officer of Fiesta Restaurant Group, is leaving her post to join Red Robin, the companies announced in separate statements Wednesday afternoon. Schweinfurth, who was also SVP and treasurer, is set to depart Fiesta, the parent company of Taco Cabana and Pollo Tropical, January 25.

Former Red Robin CEO Mike Snyder Dead at 68

Former Red Robin chief executive officer Michael Snyder died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to his head on Sunday, TMZ.com reported Tuesday.In a report from the Yakima County Coroner, it says Snyder shot himself on Sunday with a high-powered rifle outside of his home in Yakima County, Washington, TMZ said.

Red Robin Wants to Get Back to Being Red Robin

While Red Robin took steps to improve its service and marketing strategy during the third quarter, the results were still disappointing for the company, even with new training and systems in place. Chief executive Denny Marie Post said, “for now, we are, by no means, pleased with our performance through Q3, we are heartened by the energy and commitment of our teams as we have reengaged all of our frontline leaders and team members to regain our operational edge.

Red Robin Offering Free Burgers and Fries to Vets and Members of the Military

In keeping with tradition, Red Robin Gourmet Burgers and Brews is celebrating Veterans Day by giving back to the brave men and women of the military. On Sunday, November 11, the Gourmet Burger Authority is honoring all veterans and active duty military guests with a FREE Red's Tavern Double Burger served with Bottomless Steak Fries at participating Red Robin restaurants nationwide.

Red Robin Adds New Master Cheese Burger to Menu

Red Robin is lighting up its menu with new additions and limited-time offerings for the holidays. Beginning Monday, Red Robin guests can savor The Master Cheese, a new Black Angus burger with a duo of melted extra-sharp Cheddar and Provolone cheeses, Bistro Sauce, dill pickle planks, shredded romaine and tomatoes on a toasted brioche bun and served with Bottomless Steak Fries, which means free refills.

Red Robin Brings Back Oktoberfest Burger, Adds $1.99 Kids Deal

Red Robin is welcoming back one of its most popular gourmet burgers for fall, The Oktoberfest, to menus nationwide for a limited-time through October 31. The Oktoberfest features a fire-grilled gourmet burger topped with ham and melted Swiss on an artisan pretzel bun with beer mustard, caramelized onions and shredded romaine lettuce.

Red Robin Offering $5 Deal for National Cheeseburger Day

Red Robin Gourmet Burgers and Brews is celebrating National Cheeseburger Day with a deal that will make guests melt. All guests who visit a participating Red Robin restaurant on September 18 can enjoy a signature Gourmet Cheeseburger and Bottomless Steak Fries for just $5, with any beverage purchase.

Red Robin Replaces COO in Effort to Regain 'Operational Edge'

On the heels of a challenging quarter, where same-store sales dropped 2.6 percent and guest counts fell 0.7 percent, Red Robin announced Tuesday afternoon that it’s making a C-suite change. The 572-unit burger chain said it is replacing chief operating officer Carin Stutz with Guy Constant.

Red Robin Launches Hop-Salt Fries for Beer Fanatics

Red Robin Gourmet Burgers and Brews is now serving its Bottomless Hop-Salt Fries in restaurants nationwide. The chain is also adding the fiery Island Heat Crispy Chicken sandwich—a gourmet crispy chicken breast tossed in Island Heat sauce with fresh jalapeños, lettuce, shredded cabbage, shredded carrots and mayo served on a whole-grain bun—to its menus for a limited-time through October 14.