Red Robin
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Red Robin Mascot

Red Robin

Opened in the 1940s in Seattle, Sam’s Red Robin was renamed Red Robin by Gerry Kingen when he purchased the restaurant in 1969. A hangout for University of Washington students, Red Robin operated as a tavern, until it later added hamburgers to the menu. Over time the restaurant became famous for its gourmet burgers, eventually menuing nearly 30 variations. Today, the casual-dining chain features burger sandwiches prepared with beef, chicken, fish, turkey, pot roast and vegetarian substitutes. In addition, Red Robin offers salads, soups, appetizers and entrées such as rice bowls and pasta. The chain has more than 475 company-owned and franchised restaurants in 17 states and Canada. Shown here, a Red Robin menu and the chain’s mascot, Red.