Red Robin Satisfies Terms of Amended Credit Agreement

Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Inc., a full-service restaurant chain serving an innovative selection of high-quality gourmet burgers in a family-friendly atmosphere, announced that it has successfully raised approximately $30 million through its “at-the-market” equity offering program, satisfying the terms of its amended credit agreement.

The issuance of this equity meets the “Minimum Capital Event” as defined in the First Amendment to Credit Agreement and Waiver to the Company’s Amended and Restated Credit Agreement. Therefore, the lenders have suspended the application of the Leverage Ratio Covenant and FCCR Covenant, in each case, through December 27, 2020 and increased the maximum leverage permitted for purposes of the Leverage Ratio Covenant for each of the first three fiscal quarters ending in 2021.

The company intends to use the net proceeds from sales of shares of its common stock under the ATM Program for general corporate purposes, including repayment of indebtedness.

The Shares are being offered through J.P. Morgan Securities LLC (“J.P. Morgan”), as distribution agent. J.P. Morgan may sell the Shares by any method permitted by law deemed to be an “at-the-market offering” as defined in Rule 415 of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, by means of ordinary brokers’ transactions on the Nasdaq Global Select Market or into any other existing trading market for the Shares and such other sales as agreed upon by the Company and J.P. Morgan, including to J.P. Morgan as principal for its own account. Sales may be made at market prices prevailing at the time of the sale, at prices related to prevailing market prices or at negotiated prices and, as a result, sales prices may vary.

The company’s prospectus supplement filed on June 16, 2020 with the Securities and Exchange Commission adds to, updates or otherwise changes information contained in the accompanying prospectus contained in a shelf registration statement on Form S-3 (File No. 333-238806) for the offering of Shares. Prospective investors should read the prospectus, the prospectus supplement and other documents the Company has filed with the SEC (some of which are incorporated by reference into the prospectus and prospectus supplement) for more complete information about the Company, the ATM Program and the risks the Company currently is facing due to the spread of COVID-19. You may obtain copies of the prospectus supplement and accompanying prospectus relating to the offering without charge by visiting the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov or by contacting J.P. Morgan Securities, LLC, c/o Broadridge Financial Solutions, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, New York 11717, Attention: Prospectus Group or by calling toll free at (866) 803-9204.

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