GREENWOOD VILLAGE, COLO. — Carin Stutz has been named executive vice-president and chief operating officer of Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Inc. Ms. Stutz brings more than three decades of experience to the company. Most recently she was president of McAlister’s Deli and has held operations leadership positions for such restaurant brands as Chili’s, Applebee’s, Cosi and Wendy’s.
In her new role, she will lead regional restaurant management teams overseeing the operational performance of more than 440 company-owned Red Robin casual dining restaurants and 11 Red Robin Burger Works fast-casual restaurants, in addition to alternative platforms and all franchise operations. Ms. Stutz will report to Denny Marie Post, president of Red Robin Gourmet Burgers and Brews.
“Carin is a proven leader in driving operational excellence, business results and profitability in the highly competitive fast casual and casual dining industry,” Ms. Post said. “We are excited to have Carin on our Red Robin team, where her extensive restaurant and new concept development experience, combined with her leadership talents, will be essential as we continue building an organization focused on engaging our restaurant teams, creating memorable guest experiences and driving superior results.”Founded in 1969, Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Inc. operates through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Red Robin International, Inc., and under the trade name Red Robin Gourmet Burgers and Brews. There are more than 530 Red Robin restaurants in the United States and Canada.