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Red Robin Gourmet Burgers Announces Retirement of Board Members

  Red Robin Gourmet Burgers Announces Retirement of Board Members

              J. Taylor Simonton and Marcus L. Zanner to Retire

Business Wire

GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo. -- February 19, 2013

Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Inc., (NASDAQ: RRGB) today announced that J. Taylor
Simonton and Marcus L. Zanner are retiring from its Board of Directors. Mr.
Simonton will retire and will not seek re-election at the Company’s annual
stockholder meeting in May 2013. Mr. Zanner will retire also effective with
the 2013 annual stockholder meeting, although his term does not expire until
the annual meeting in 2014. The Board has also voted to decrease the size of
the Board from ten to eight directors, effective with the annual meeting.

Mr. Simonton, 68, has served on the Board since September 2005. He is a member
of the Audit Committee and the Nominating and Governance Committee of the
Board, and served as Chair of the Audit Committee from November 2005 until May
2009. Mr. Zanner, 68, has served on the Board since June 2009, and is a member
of the Finance Committee. Mr. Zanner was a franchisee of the Company for over
25 years. His Red Robin® restaurants in Washington State were purchased by the
Company in 2006 and were among the highest performing restaurants in the
system.

Pattye Moore, Red Robin Board Chair, praised the contributions of both
directors to the Company. “Taylor’s financial and auditing expertise and his
governance background provided substantial strength and continuity to the
Company during several periods of transition and growth. Marc’s experience as
both a franchisee and a strong and successful multi-unit operator in the
Company’s system brought a unique and valuable perspective. We will continue
to benefit from the contributions of both directors and we thank them for
their dedicated years of service.”

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

Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Inc. (www.redrobin.com), a casual dining restaurant
chain founded in 1969 that operates through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Red
Robin International, Inc., is the gourmet burger expert, famous for serving
more than two dozen craveable, high-quality burgers with Bottomless Steak
Fries® in a fun environment welcoming to guests of all ages. In addition to
its many burger offerings, Red Robin serves a wide variety of salads, soups,
appetizers, entrees, desserts and signature Mad Mixology® Beverages. There
currently are 473 Red Robin locations across the United States and Canada,
including 335 company-owned Red Robin® restaurants and five Red Robin’s Burger
Works^® locations, and 133 Red Robin® restaurants operating under franchise
agreements.

Contact:

Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Inc.
Media Relations Contact:
Kevin Caulfield, Senior Director of Communications
303-846-5470
or
Investor Relations Contact:
Stuart Brown, Chief Financial Officer
303-846-6000
 
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