Red Robin Unveils New Burger Inspired By World-Renowned Chef Laurent Tourondel, Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival

     Red Robin Unveils New Burger Inspired By World-Renowned Chef Laurent
       Tourondel, Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival Winner

America's Gourmet Burger Authority™ Expands Culinary Offerings and Introduces
The First of its Finest Gourmet Burger Line

PR Newswire

GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo., Nov. 12, 2013

GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo., Nov. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Red Robin's extensive
burger menu is adding a first of its kind new burger to its lineup. Inspired
by the 2013 Best of the Bash Award Winner at the Food Network South Beach Wine
& Food Festival presented by FOOD & WINE (SOBEWFF) Amstel Light Burger Bash,
the new Finest Smoke & Pepper Signature burger is available exclusively on the
Red Robin menu starting today. It is the first of what will become a line of
handmade, half-pound Black Angus beef burgers topped with superior bacon,
cheeses, sauces and produce.

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As a renowned chef and restaurateur, Chef Laurent Tourondel brought his
high-level expertise and culinary experience to his winning 2013 SOBEWFF
creation, the Smashed Smoke burger. Inspired by Chef Tourondel's
award-winning creation, the new Smoke & Pepper burger features a half-pound
Black Angus burger seasoned with Alderwood smoked sea salt and topped with
freshly black-peppered bacon, extra sharp Cheddar and house-made Smoke &
Pepper ketchup, served on a buttered and toasted ciabatta bun. The Smoke &
Pepper burger with Red Robin's famous Bottomless Steak Fries^™ is available
for a limited-time for $13.49.

"As a chef and owner of many wonderful restaurants around the world, I am
constantly coming up with savory combinations to create an exceptional taste
experience," said Chef Laurent Tourondel. "This new burger at Red Robin is an
upscale take on a classic bacon cheeseburger. The sweet, smoky and peppery
flavors of the sauce blend perfectly with the high quality seasoned beef and
bite of peppery bacon on this burger. I am pleased to see their version of my
award-winning recipe available in almost 500 locations!"

"Red Robin's new Smoke & Pepper burger is an exciting next step in our long
tradition of serving the best in burgers," said Denny Marie Post, Red Robin's
senior vice president and chief marketing officer. "As America's Gourmet
Burger Authority, we are excited about expanding our gourmet burger offerings
with the Smoke & Pepper Burger, inspired by Chef Laurent Tourondel and we look
forward to more great winners to come."

All chefs who participate in the Amstel Light Burger Bash, presented by Pat
LaFrieda Meats hosted by Rachael Ray in Miami, are invited to submit their
burger for the chance to win $10,000 and be crowned the Best of the Bash Award
winner and have his or her winning recipe featured on the Red Robin Gourmet
Burgers menu as part of the Finest line.

Additionally, Red Robin is giving away a trip for two to the Food Network
South Beach Wine & Food Festival Amstel Light Burger Bash in February 2014.
The trip includes airfare, car rental, two nights of hotel accommodations,
tickets to the Amstel Light Burger Bash event and $500 in spending money.
Sweepstakes entrants must be 21 years of age or older. Runner-up prizes
include 12 $50 Red Robin gift cards. For more information, visit

For more information on Red Robin's Finest, holiday menu items or to find a
restaurant location, visit

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 Authority^™, famous for
serving more than two dozen craveable, high-quality burgers with Bottomless
Steak Fries^™ in a fun environment. Red Robin's award-winning burgers have
earned the title of Best Burger in the full service category in the Zagat Fast
Food Survey four years in a row. 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 more than 480 Red
Robin restaurants across the United States and Canada, including
thoseoperating under franchise agreements. Red Robin… YUMMM^®! Connect with
Red Robin on Facebook and Twitter.

SOURCE Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Inc.

Contact: Kevin Caulfield, Red Robin International, Inc., 303-846-5470,; or Brian Farley, Coyne PR, 973-588-2286,
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