Exhibit 99.1


Red Robin Gourmet Burgers Receives Notice of Compliance from Nasdaq


Trading Symbol to Return to “RRGB” Effective April 13


Greenwood Village, CO — (BUSINESS WIRE) – April 12, 2005 – Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Inc. (Nasdaq: RRGBE), a casual dining restaurant chain that serves an imaginative selection of high quality gourmet burgers to America’s families, particularly women, teens and tweens, today announced that it received notice from The Nasdaq Stock Market that the Company has evidenced compliance with all requirements for continued listing on The Nasdaq National Market and that effective at the market open on Wednesday, April 13, 2005, the Company’s trading symbol will be changed back from “RRGBE” to “RRGB.”


The Company had previously announced that it received a notice of potential delisting due to the Company’s failure to file its 2004 Annual Report on Form 10-K on a timely basis. The Company has filed its Annual Report on Form 10-K and is now current with respect to its required Securities and Exchange Commission filings.


About Red Robin Gourmet Burgers


Red Robin Gourmet Burgers (www.redrobin.com) is a casual dining restaurant chain that serves an imaginative selection of high quality gourmet burgers to America’s families, particularly women, teens and tweens. Red Robin serves gourmet burgers in a variety of recipes with bottomless fries, as well as many other items including salads, soups, appetizers, entrees, desserts, and its signature Mad Mixology® specialty beverages. There are more than 260 Red Robin locations across the United States and Canada, including both company-owned locations and those operated under franchise or license agreements.


Forward-Looking Statements


Certain information contained in this press release includes forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements include statements regarding our expectations, beliefs, intentions, plans, objectives, goals, strategies, future events or performance and underlying assumptions and other statements which are other than statements of historical facts. These statements may be identified, without limitation, by the use of forward-looking terminology such as “may,” “will,” “anticipates,” “expects,” “believes,” “intends,” “should” or comparable terms or the negative thereof. All forward-looking statements included in this press release are based on information available to us on the date hereof. Such statements speak only as of the date hereof and we assume no obligation to update such forward-looking statements for any reason, or to update the reasons actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements, even if new information becomes available in the future. These statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in the statements. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, the following: our ability to achieve and manage our planned expansion; our ability to raise capital in the future; the ability of our franchisees to open and manage new restaurants; our franchisees’ adherence to our practices, policies and procedures; changes in the availability and cost of food; potential fluctuation in our quarterly operating results due to seasonality and other factors; the continued service of key management personnel; the concentration of our restaurants in the Western United States; our ability to protect our name and logo and other proprietary information; changes in consumer preferences, general economic conditions or consumer discretionary spending; health concerns about our food products and food preparation; our ability to attract, motivate and retain qualified team members; the impact of federal, state or local government regulations relating to our team members or the sale of food or alcoholic beverages; the impact of litigation; the effect of competition in the restaurant industry; cost and availability of capital; our ability to comply with Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and the effectiveness of our internal controls over financial reporting; additional costs associated with compliance and corporate governance, including the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and related regulations and requirements; and other risk factors described from time to time in SEC reports filed by Red Robin.


For further information contact:


Don Duffy

Integrated Corporate Relations