Red Robin Appoints Steph Steil Hoppe Vice President of Menu Innovation & Implementation

   Red Robin Appoints Steph Steil Hoppe Vice President of Menu Innovation &

PR Newswire

GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo., April 2, 2013

GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo., April 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Red Robin Gourmet
Burgers, Inc., (NASDAQ: RRGB), a casual dining restaurant chain focused on
serving an innovative selection of high-quality gourmet burgers in a
family-friendly atmosphere, today announced the appointment of Steph Steil
Hoppe as vice president of Menu Innovation & Implementation. Hoppe will be
responsible for overseeing Red Robin's Culinary, R&D, Quality Assurance and
Food & Beverage functions.

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Hoppe brings to Red Robin more than 20 years of experience in marketing,
strategic planning, product innovation and brand positioning, with a career
that includes leadership roles with some of the most well-known brands in the
restaurant industry.

"Steph is a terrific addition to the Red Robin team as we step up the
precision of our menu innovation and speed from concept to market," said Denny
Marie Post, Red Robin senior vice president and chief marketing officer. "We
are eager to tap into Steph's passion for product innovation and her deep
experience in leading cross-functional menu teams. Her leadership, vision and
trailblazing attitude will be invaluable and inspiring as we continue to
transform and grow the Red Robin brand."

Before joining Red Robin, Hoppe served as vice president of Marketing &
Culinary for Lonestar Steakhouse where she led marketing strategy, field
marketing, promotions development and execution for all brands, and
spearheaded the rapid development and launch of the Firefly Kitchen & Bar.
She previously served as senior director of Marketing for 7-Eleven, where she
led a wide range of marketing and innovation initiatives including private
label brand expansion, brand repositions and new product introductions. Her
extensive restaurant industry experience includes roles of increasing
responsibility and menu innovation leadership with Old Chicago for Rock Bottom
Restaurants, Inc., Chili's Bar & Grill for Brinker International, Bakers
Square and Village Inn for Vicorp Restaurants.

Hoppe earned a Master of Business Administration degree in marketing from the
University of Colorado in Denver and a Bachelor of Arts degree in
communications from the University of Northern Iowa.

About Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Inc. (NASDAQ: RRGB)
Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Inc. (, 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
are more than 470 Red Robin^® restaurants located across the United States and
Canada, including corporate-owned locations and those operating under
franchise agreements. Red Robin… YUMMM^®! Connect with Red Robin on Facebook
and Twitter.

SOURCE Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Inc.

Contact: Jamie Winter, Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Inc., 303-846-6108, or Katelyn Kwiatkowski, Coyne PR, 973-588-2182,
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