Red Robin Gourmet Burgers Awards $89,000 to Its Bi-Yearly Scholarship Fund Winners

Casual Dining Chain Rewards Its Team Members for 'Continually Seeking Knowledge'

GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo., Feb. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, (Red Robin), is proud to announce 89 of its team members nationwide received $1,000 from the Red Robin Scholarship Fund. Red Robin is a casual dining restaurant chain focused on serving an innovative selection of high-quality gourmet burgers in a family-friendly atmosphere.

In order to be chosen as a scholarship recipient, team members had to write an essay describing how the scholarship would further or continue their education. Winners were selected by their general managers to receive the honor based on the merits of their essay. Red Robin scholarships can be applied towards education-related expenses, such as school tuition reimbursement, living expenses, books, matriculation fees or self-development. A list of local winners is available upon request.

"Being named a Scholarship Fund recipient is a significant honor at Red Robin. One of our core values is 'continually seeking knowledge,' and we believe in celebrating team members who live this value both within and outside our restaurants," said Eric Houseman, Red Robin president and chief operating officer. "By developing the Red Robin Scholarship Fund, we reward and retain quality individuals who live our brand everyday."

The Red Robin Scholarship Fund awards team members twice a year, once in December and once in July. In 2006, Red Robin awarded scholarships to 189 team members. Since 2002, the company has provided $611,000 in scholarships to 617 team members from across the Red Robin system, including those awarded scholarships in December 2006.

About Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Inc. (Nasdaq: RRGB)

Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Inc., (, founded in 1969, is a casual dining restaurant chain that serves up wholesome, fun, feel-good experiences in a family-friendly environment. Red Robin(R) restaurants are famous for serving more than 22 high-quality gourmet burgers in a variety of recipes with Bottomless Steak Fries(R), as well as salads, soups, appetizers, entrees, desserts, and signature Mad Mixology(R) Beverages. There are more than 345 Red Robin(R) restaurants located across the United States and Canada, which include both corporate-owned locations and those operating under franchise or license agreements.

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