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    Red Robin Gourmet Burgers Completes the Acquisition of Federal Way Restaurant in Washington State

  • Industry News November 21, 2006
    Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Inc., the casual dining company that serves up fun, feel-good experiences by offering its guests an imaginative selection of high-quality gourmet burgers and innovative menu items in a family-friendly environment, has acquired the Federal Way restaurant in the state of Washington.

    The Federal Way restaurant, along with the Puyallup restaurant location, were the two remaining Red Robin® restaurants to be acquired under the previously announced acquisition of 13 restaurants operated by Great Western Dining. These two restaurants have been operated by the Company under a management services agreement since July 10, 2006, when the Company acquired the other 11 restaurants. The net proceeds paid at the final closing for the Federal Way restaurant were approximately $3.4 million, which were paid in cash.

    The Company expects to finalize the acquisition of the Puyallup restaurant before the end of this year. The Company expects to record a one-time charge of approximately $0.01 per diluted share in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2006 relating to the termination of the franchise agreement for the Puyallup restaurant as it operated at a royalty rate lower than current market royalty rates. For accounting purposes, the financial results from all 13 restaurants have been consolidated in the Company's financial results since July 10, 2006.