Industry News | June 9, 2008

Red Robin Continues Tennessee Expansion

Red Robin Gourmet Burgers Inc. (Red Robin) will open its ninth Tennessee restaurant in Smyrna, located at 975 Industrial Boulevard, located off the Smyrna/Sam Ridley Boulevard Exit off I-24, on Monday, June 23, 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 Smyrna Red Robin restaurant will host a Burgers With A Heart fundraiser to benefit the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC).
    Through Burgers With A Heart, Red Robin will donate 50 cents from every gourmet burger sold to NCMEC during grand-opening week from June 23 to 29. NCMEC is a non-profit organization whose mission is to help prevent child abduction and sexual exploitation; help find missing children; and assist victims of child abduction and sexual exploitation, their families, and the professionals who serve them. The money raised will help bring prevention education to children nationwide.
    "On behalf of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, I would like to thank Red Robin for their generous support of our mission," says Robbie Callaway, NCMEC co-founder and past chairman of the board. "It is important that we empower families to make safer decisions for their children, and communication and education are vital tools in that effort. With Red Robin's support, we are able to reach many more families across the country with our messages of child safety."
    Red Robin focuses its philanthropic support on local and national causes that promote the health, welfare, and education of children, families, and citizens in the communities it serves. Because Red Robin is all about kids and families, its ongoing partnership with NCMEC has continued to grow through the company's new restaurant openings and additional programs such as "The Next Gourmet Burger Kids' Recipe Contest" since 2006.
    The 5,690-square-foot Smyrna Red Robin restaurant will seat 198 guests. Red Robin has eight additional restaurants in Tennessee, including locations in Chattanooga, Collierville, Cordova, Hendersonville, Jackson, Mt. Juliet, Murfreesboro, and Nashville.

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