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Red Robin

Red Robin Franchise

Red Robin is a casual dining restaurant famous for its gourmet hamburgers and bottomless steak fries. The restaurant operates under its four cornerstones: Values, People, Burgers, and Gift of Time. Though burgers are definitely the go-to item on the menu, there are plenty of other options to appeal to every member of the family including appetizers like onion rings and quesadillas, chicken or prime rib sandwiches, macaroni and cheese, milkshakes, signature cocktails, soups, and a number of salads. Vegetarians also have the option of ordering a veggie or Boca burger. More about the cost of owning a Red Robin franchise is below.

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Red Robin is a privately held casual dining chain. While the majority of the locations are owned by Red Robin itself, nearly one-third of the Red Robin restaurants are franchised.

Red Robin Franchise Opportunities - History

In 1969, Gerry Kingen bought a restaurant named Sam’s Red Robin, soon dropping the word “Sam” from the title. Ten years later, the restaurant started franchising, beginning in Washington and expanding around the northwest. Though Kingen stepped away from the company for a while, he returned in 1995 to boost profits. His return was successful – there are currently more than 400 Red Robin restaurants in operation throughout North America.

Red Robin Franchise Cost / Initial Investment / Red Robin Franchise Income

Numbers for the costs, fees, investments, and incomes are not currently available to us. Instead, Red Robin encourages interested parties to contact Red Robin International directly for such inquiries.

Red Robin Franchise Business Opportunities: Other Information

Red Robin has a “Red Royalty” customer loyalty program. Card-holding customers receive a free hamburger on their birthdays, a tenth entrée free (after buying nine entrees), and other special offers throughout the year. Red Robin strives to engage with and help the communities it serves. Five of the charities it collaborates with are Special Olympics, National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, U-ACT Program, Denver Kid, Inc., and Red Robin Foundation. Red Robin also develops on-site fundraisers with local schools in which Red Robin kicks back a percentage of the profits it earns.


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