The undersigned hereby makes, constitutes and appoints each of Michael J. Snyder,
James P. McCloskey and John W. Grant and each person who at the time of acting pursuant to this Power
of Attorney is the Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer or General Counsel of Red Robin
Gourmet Burgers, Inc. (the "Company"), each acting singly, its true and lawful attorney-in-fact to:
(1) prepare, sign, acknowledge, deliver and file for it and on its behalf, Forms 3, 4 and 5 and any
amendments thereof in accordance with Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as
amended (the "1934 Act") and the rules of the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"),
with respect to securities or contracts of (or with respect to) the Company, and Form ID or other
information to secure an access and any other code and/or CIK number to permit my filing via
(2) do and perform any and all acts for it and on its behalf which may be necessary or desirable to
complete any such Form 3, 4 or 5 and file in any authorized manner such form and this power of
attorney with the SEC and any stock exchange or similar authority;
(3) seek or obtain, as its representative and on its behalf, information concerning transactions in or
with respect to the Company's securities from any third party, including brokers, employee
benefit plan administrators and trustees, knowing that it hereby authorizes any such person to
release any such information to the attorney-in fact and approve any such release of information;
(4) take any other action of any type whatsoever in connection with the foregoing which, in the
opinion of such attorney-in-fact, may be of benefit to him, in its best interest, or legally required
of him, it being understood that the documents executed by such attorney-in-fact on its behalf
pursuant to this Power of Attorney shall be in such form and shall contain such terms and
conditions as such attorney-in-fact may approve in such attorney-in-fact's discretion.
The undersigned hereby grants to each such attorney-in-fact full power and authority to
do and perform any and every act and thing whatsoever requisite, necessary or proper to be done in the
exercise of any of the rights and powers herein granted, as fully to all intents and purposes as the
undersigned might or could do if personally present, with full power of substitution or revocation, hereby
ratifying and confirming all that such attorney-in-fact, or such attorney-in-fact's substitute or substitutes,
shall lawfully do or cause to be done by virtue of this power of attorney and the rights and powers herein
granted. This Power of Attorney authorizes, but does not require, each such attorney-in-fact to act in his
or her discretion on information provided to such attorney-in-fact without independent verification of
such information. The undersigned further acknowledges that the foregoing attorneys-in-fact, in serving
in such capacity at my request, are not assuming, nor is the Company assuming, any of my
responsibilities to comply with Section 16 of the 1934 Act or any liability I may have with respect to
transactions reported or reportable thereunder.
This Power of Attorney shall remain in full force and effect until the undersigned is no
longer required to file Section 16 reports with respect to its holdings of and transactions in or involving
securities issued by the Company, or earlier if the undersigned revokes it in a signed writing delivered to
each of the foregoing attorneys-in-fact.
QUAD-C PARTNERS V, L.P.
11/8/02 By: /s/ Edward T. Harvey, Jr.
Date Name: Edward T. Harvey, Jr.
Title: Vice President