Parents Magazine Names Red Robin Gourmet Burgers One of the 10 Best Restaurant Chains in the U.S.

Casual dining chain recognized as one of the most family-friendly places for a meal in America for second time

GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Attention all parents searching for the perfect place to go out to eat with the family: Today, Parents magazine named Red Robin Gourmet Burgers (Red Robin) one of the 10 Best Restaurant Chains in the U.S. for its family-friendly atmosphere, kid-centric accommodations and nutritious kids' menu options. Red Robin received a similar recognition from Parents in 2008 as a 10 Best Family Restaurant Chain.

To determine its top 10, Parents analyzed the calories, fat, saturated fat, and sodium on both the kids' and adult menus of more than 150 national restaurant chains, as well as conveniences like crayons to keep kids busy, and high chairs and boosters to determine the most family-friendly tables in America.

"We are honored to be recognized as one of Parents magazine's 10 Best Restaurant Chains," said Susan Lintonsmith, Red Robin chief marketing officer and senior vice president. "This recognition is a true testament to Red Robin's unwavering commitment to our guests by providing exceptional service, high-quality food and a welcoming and fun, family-friendly dining experience."

In its April issue, Parents recognizes Red Robin for:

  • Making healthy food fun. Red Robin serves its kids' grilled chicken on Popsicle sticks, tosses a few colorful tortilla strips on top of the kids' side salad, and makes its baby carrots more exciting with ranch dip.
  • Making any menu item customizable for each guest's dietary preferences. For example, any sandwich (for kids or adults) can be wrapped in lettuce or served on a whole-wheat bun.
  • Its family-friendly, come-as-you-are atmosphere with appearances from Red, the restaurant's well known mascot, free balloons on the way out, and kid-size sinks in the restrooms of new locations, to name a few.

The entire Parents 10 Best Restaurant Chains story is featured online now at www.parents.com and will appear in its April issue which will be available at newsstands on March 15, 2011.

For more information, or to find the restaurant location nearest you so you can see what makes Red Robin one of the best family restaurants, please visit www.redrobin.com.

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., has been serving up wholesome, fun dining experiences in a family-friendly environment for more than 40 years. Red Robin, the "Smiling Burger®" expert, is famous for serving more than two dozen high-quality, Honest to Goodness® gourmet burgers with Bottomless Steak Fries®, as well as a wide variety of salads, sandwiches, wraps, soups, appetizers, entrees and signature Bottomless Beverages™. There are more than 450 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.

About Parents:

Parents, published monthly by Meredith Corporation, has been America's #1 family magazine for more than 80 years. Since its inception in 1926, it has been a trusted source by every generation of parents. Currently, the magazine is a powerful community of nearly 16 million readers devoted to supporting the efforts of parents, educators and other citizens who strive to make the world a better place for our children. Parents can be found online at www.parents.com.

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