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Red Robin named title sponsor of the World Burger Championship

LAS VEGAS, Sept. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The World Food Championships announced today that Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Inc. will be the title sponsor of the event's World Burger Championship, one of nine categories featuring cooks and chefs in a multi-day food competition, which takes place in Downtown Las Vegas, Nov. 12-18.

The World Burger Championship invites the top burger bosses across the globe, whether they consider themselves a home cook, chef or restaurateur, to bring all the heat and all of the flavor to the grill this fall.  

"Red Robin is the perfect example of excellence in burger mastery," said Mike McCloud, president and CEO of the World Food Championships. "Red Robin is known for their elevated gourmet burgers, just like the burgers that are produced at the World Food Championships. We are thrilled to have them onboard with us at this year's championship."

"As the Gourmet Burger Authority, Red Robin is constantly coming up with new menu innovations and unique takes on the classics," said Steph Hoppe, Red Robin's vice president of menu innovation and implementation. "We are honored to be the presenting sponsor and judge of the 2014 World Burger Championships and are looking forward to seeing – and tasting – the culinary creations of these top cooks and chefs."    

Only in Las Vegas can food, fame and fortune be combined into one jackpot event. The 2014 World Food Championships will feature almost 500 of the world's best cooks and chefs, putting "joes" and "pros" on an equal playing field to battle it out for hundreds of thousands of dollars and the coveted title of the World Food Champion. Following a tournament-style format across nine iconic food categories - BBQ, chili, burger, sandwich, recipe, dessert, bacon, pasta and seafood - competitors will battle for their chance to claim the World Food Champion title.

To stay in the World Food Championships chatter, visit www.worldfoodchampionships.com, Facebook.com/WorldFoodChampionships or Twitter (@WorldFoodChamp). Or tune into the new reality TV show about the event, which will air for six weeks on A+E's newly branded FYI network starting in July.

To win your way to Vegas to compete in this year's competition, sign up at Kenmore's cookmore.com.  The best entries in the FoodChamp Challenge recipe contests will win free entry to compete at the World Food Championships!

About Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Inc. (NASDAQ: RRGB)
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 Authority, 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. Red Robin offers a variety of options behind the bar, including its extensive selection of local and regional beers, and innovative adult beer shakes and cocktails, recently earning the restaurant the 2014 VIBE Vista Award for Best Beer Program in a Multi-Unit Chain Restaurant. There are more than 500 Red Robin® restaurants across the United States and Canada, including Red Robin Burger Works® locations and those operating under franchise agreements. Red Robin… YUMMM®! Connect with Red Robin on Facebook  and Twitter.

About the World Food Championships
The World Food Championships features nearly 500 competitors seeking food fame and fortune in Las Vegas. The third annual event will invite the champions from the biggest and best food competitions around the world into a single high stakes culinary showdown for hundreds of thousands of dollars. Following a tournament-style format across multiple iconic food categories, including burger, sandwich, barbecue and more, the WFC will culminate with a Final Table faceoff where category champions brave potential elimination in front of a live audience and a discerning panel of culinary celebrities. For more information visit: worldfoodchampionships.com.

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