Red Robin Gourmet Burgers and Brews Names Florida International University Student Angelic Cox's "The Jerk Man Burger" Sixth Annual Golden Robin Award Winner
Winning Burger to be Served at the Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival
GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo. - Feb. 6, 2018 // PRNewswire // - The votes are in and to the delight of taste buds everywhere, Red Robin is pleased to announce Angelic Cox's "The Jerk Man Burger" as the sixth annual Golden Robin Award Winner. Red Robin's Golden Robin Contest is a key component of the ongoing partnership between Red Robin, the Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival and FIU's Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management, one of the highest rated hospitality and tourism programs in the United States. As the Golden Robin Winner, Angelic will receive a $10,000 scholarship and the honor of having her burger served at the prestigious Heineken Light Burger Bash presented by Schweid & Sons hosted by Guy Fieri during the 2018 Festival.
"Each year the competition gets tougher and tougher and this year's Golden Robin Contest was no different," said Dana Benfield, senior vice president and chief marketing officer at Red Robin. "We applaud Angelic's efforts to create a craveable burger recipe that is unique to the competition and unlike anything we offer on the menu at Red Robin. We hope Burger Bash® attendees enjoy eating her award-winning creation as much as we do!"
The Jerk Man burger features an enticing combination of sweet and spicy Caribbean flavors. The burger starts with a juicy all-beef patty flavored with Jamaican seasonings and a dollop of Jerk BBQ sauce. It is then topped with fresh mango salsa and Munster cheese to encompass the taste of the islands in every bite.
Additionally, Red Robin will present its Best of the Bash Award for the sixth consecutive year. All chefs participating in the Festival's beloved burger competition can enter their burger for a chance to win $10,000 and be featured on Red Robin's menu. Entries will be evaluated by an expert panel of judges including renowned chef and Food Network personality Amanda Freitag, previous Best of the Bash Award winner Michell Sanchez and Red Robin executives.
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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., and under the trade name, Red Robin Gourmet Burgers and Brews, is the Gourmet Burger Authority™, 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. At Red Robin, burgers are more than just something guests eat; they're a bonding experience that brings together friends and families, kids and adults. In addition to its many burger offerings, Red Robin serves a wide variety of salads, soups, appetizers, entrees, desserts and signature beverages. Red Robin offers a variety of options behind the bar, including its extensive selection of local and regional beers, and innovative adult beer shakes and cocktails. It's now easy to take Red Robin anywhere with online ordering for to-go and Gourmet Burger Bar catering pickups through Yummm2Go. There are more than 560 Red Robin restaurants across the United States and Canada, including Red Robin Express® locations and those operating under franchise agreements. Red Robin… YUMMM®! Connect with Red Robin on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
About the Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management
Florida International University's Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management has been distinguished as one of the top hospitality programs in the United States. More than 2,000 undergraduate and graduate students from across the nation and around the world choose FIU for its outstanding reputation, advantageous campus locations in Miami, expert faculty, rich curriculum and fast-track career opportunities in the international hotel, foodservice and tourism industries. In August 2006 FIU unveiled the first U.S. school of hospitality and tourism in Tianjin, China. The Marriott Tianjin China Program is FIU's largest international program, with a capacity for up to 1,000 students. For more information about Florida International University's School of Hospitality & Tourism Management, visit hospitality.fiu.edu.
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