Trade Red Robin Gourmet Burgers
Red Robin Gourmet Burgers and Brews, or Simply Red Robin, is an American chain of casual restaurants founded in September 1969 in Seattle, Washington. In 1979, the first Red Robin restaurant opened in Yakima, Washington. Red Robin is headquartered in Greenwood Village, Colorado. As of August 2020, the company had more than 570 restaurants in operation with 90 operated as a privilege. The original Red Robin stood at the corner of Forhaman and Eastlake Avenues E. in Seattle, at the southern end of the University Bridge. This building dates back to 1940 and was first called Sam's Pub. The owner, Sam, sang in a barber shop quartet and can often be heard singing the song "When Red, Red Robin (Come Bob, Bobbin' Along)". He loved the song so much that he eventually changed the name to Red Robin Sam. in 1969, Seattle local restaurant organizer Jerry Kingen bought the restaurant and expanded it. The business brought down Sam and simply became Robin's red. The first restaurant was 1,200 square feet (110 square meters). He was a favorite of University of Washington students. Kingen continued to run the site as a pub for a few years, but later added hamburgers to the list, eventually giving fans 28 different burgers to choose from, and sales increased.