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Manitowoc Foodservice donates to Red Robin Foundation for Aurora, CO theater victims

New Port Richey, Fla. - July 25, 2012 - Manitowoc Foodservice has donated $1,000 to the Red Robin Foundation and an additional $1,000 to the In Memory of Alex "Sully" Sullivan donation fund. Sullivan, who lost his life at the ‘The Dark Knight Rises' movie premiere shooting July 20 in Aurora, Colorado, was one of the eight Aurora Red Robin Gourmet Burgers Inc. team members injured. The other seven are recovering from their injuries.

Donations received from the Red Robin Foundation will be used for needs of the Red Robin eight team members such as medical bills or lost wages. Manitowoc Foodservice president Mike Kachmer also sent a company-wide email telling employees how they could make individual donations to the victims.

"Manitowoc Foodservice is a long-time equipment partner of Red Robin and our team has worked on many occasions with members of the Red Robin team around the country. Through these interactions, we feel a special kindred spirit with all Red Robin team members, and we offer our sympathies and best wishes for those who have been involved in and affected by this tragedy," said Kachmer.

About Red Robin Foundation
The Red Robin Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) public charity. Contributions which exceed the fair market value of goods or services received are tax deductible. The exempt purpose of the Foundation is to provide donors the opportunity to be kind to their neighbors and share in our Unbridled spirit through our Giving Fund, Scholarship Fund, U-ACT Program and Community Outreach Program.

About Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Inc.
Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Inc. (www.redrobin.com), a casual dining restaurant chain founded in 1969 that operates through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Red Robin International, Inc., is the gourmet burger expert, famous for serving more than two dozen craveable, high-quality burgers with Bottomless Steak Fries® in a fun environment welcoming to guests of all ages. In addition to its many burger offerings, Red Robin serves a wide variety of salads, soups, appetizers, entrees, desserts and signature Mad Mixology® Beverages. There are more than 460 Red Robin® restaurants located across the United States and Canada, including corporate-owned locations and those operating under franchise agreements. Red Robin... YUMMM®! Connect with Red Robin on Facebook and Twitter.