Red Robin 1Q same-store sales fall 1.2%

May 16, 2017

Red Robin Gourmet Burgers Inc. credited its Tavern Double burger menu, faster service and efforts to grow off-premise sales for minimizing same-store sales declines in the first quarter, the company said Tuesday.

The Greenwood Village, Colo.-based casual-dining chain said same-store sales fell 1.2 percent in the first quarter ended April 16. That reflected a 1.7-percent decline in traffic and a 0.5-percent increase in average check, the company said.

“The steps we’ve taken so far are strengthening our business, enabling us to gain market share, and separating Red Robin from our casual-dining competitors,” said Denny Marie Post, Red Robin’s CEO, in