Red Robin Gourmet Burgers Continues Virginia Expansion with Opening of Ashburn Restaurant

Casual dining restaurant to donate 50 cents from every gourmet burger sold to the Ashburn Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department during opening week

GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo., Jan 24, 2008 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Inc. (Red Robin) will open its 15th Virginia restaurant in Ashburn, located at 43530 Yukon Drive, in the Ryan Park Center Restaurant Park located at the junction of Ashburn Village Blvd. and Dulles Toll Road, on Monday, Feb. 4, at 11 a.m. Red Robin serves high-quality gourmet burgers, appetizers, entrees, salads and beverages in a kid- and family-friendly atmosphere. As part of its grand opening celebrations, the Ashburn Red Robin(R) restaurant will host a Burgers With A Heart(R) fundraiser to benefit the Ashburn Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department.

Through Burgers With a Heart(R), Red Robin will donate 50 cents from every gourmet burger sold to the Ashburn Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department during grand opening week from Feb. 4 to 10. The money raised will help to maintain the fire department's volunteer-run medical and fire services. Red Robin focuses its support on local and national causes that promote the health, welfare and education of children, families and citizens in the communities it serves.

"On behalf of the Ashburn Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department, I would like to thank Red Robin for choosing to support us during its opening week celebration," said Stan Murphy, president of the Ashburn Fire and Rescue Department. "This donation will help maintain our medical and fire services so that we can continue providing proper care to the Ashburn community at no charge."

"We are thrilled to be expanding the Red Robin family of restaurants in Virginia, while also supporting such a wonderful community cause," said Eric Houseman, Red Robin president and chief operating officer. "We invite everyone to come to Red Robin and enjoy one of our more than two dozen high-quality gourmet burgers to support the Ashburn Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department as we open our newest restaurant in Ashburn."

The 6,330 square foot Ashburn Red Robin(R) restaurant will seat 208 guests. Red Robin has 14 additional restaurants in Virginia including two locations in Chesapeake and one location in Chantilly, Charlottesville, Christiansburg, Dulles, Fairfax, Fredericksburg, Glen Allen, Newport News, Roanoke, Woodbridge, Virginia Beach and Richmond.

For more information on additional Red Robin locations, please visit http://www.redrobin.com.

About Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Inc. (Nasdaq: RRGB)
Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Inc. (http://www.redrobin.com), a casual dining restaurant chain founded in 1969 that operates through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Red Robin International, Inc., serves up wholesome, fun, feel-good experiences in a kid- and family-friendly environment. Red Robin(R) restaurants are famous for serving more than two dozen insanely delicious, high-quality gourmet burgers in a variety of recipes with Bottomless Steak Fries(R), as well as salads, soups, appetizers, entrees, desserts, and signature Mad Mixology(R) Beverages. There are more than 380 Red Robin(R) restaurants located across the United States and Canada, including corporate-owned locations and those operating under franchise agreements.

SOURCE Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Inc.

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