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Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
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1. Name and Address of Reporting Person*
Hansen Dave

(Last) (First) (Middle)


(City) (State) (Zip)
2. Date of Event Requiring Statement (Month/Day/Year)
3. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
4. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
Director 10% Owner
X Officer (give title below) Other (specify below)
Chief Accounting Officer
5. If Amendment, Date of Original Filed (Month/Day/Year)
6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing (Check Applicable Line)
X Form filed by One Reporting Person
Form filed by More than One Reporting Person
Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned
1. Title of Security (Instr. 4) 2. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned (Instr. 4) 3. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 5) 4. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 5)
Common Stock 619(1) D
Table II - Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned
(e.g., puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivative Security (Instr. 4) 2. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date (Month/Day/Year) 3. Title and Amount of Securities Underlying Derivative Security (Instr. 4) 4. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 5. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 5) 6. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 5)
Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares
Employee Stock Option (Right to Buy) (2) 02/24/2027 Common Stock 1,218 47 D
Employee Stock Option (Right to Buy) (3) 03/15/2028 Common Stock 1,144 61.25 D
Explanation of Responses:
1. Includes 561 restricted stock units subject to vesting and forfeiture restrictions.
2. On February 24, 2017, the reporting person was granted 1,218 stock options. One-fourth (1/4) of the options become exercisable on each of the first, second, third, and fourth anniversaries of the date of the grant. 304 stock options became exercisable on February 24, 2018, and the remaining become exercisable according to the schedule listed above.
3. On March 15, 2018, the reporting person was granted 1,144 stock options. One-fourth (1/4) of the options become exercisable on each of the first, second, third, and fourth anniversaries of the date of the grant.
/s/ Michael L. Kaplan, Attorney-in-Fact 11/08/2018
** Signature of Reporting Person Date
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I hereby make, constitute and appoint each of the Chief Executive 
Officer, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Legal Officer, and the 
Deputy, Associate and Assistant General Counsels of Red Robin 
Gourmet Burgers Inc. (the "Company"), who at the time of acting 
pursuant to this Power of Attorney is each acting singly, as my 
true and lawful attorney-in-fact to:

(1) prepare, sign, acknowledge, deliver and file for me and on my 
behalf, Forms 3, 4 and 5 and any amendments thereof in accordance 
with Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as 
amended (the "1934 Act") and the rules of the Securities and 
Exchange Commission ("SEC"),with respect to securities or 
contracts of (or with respect to) the Company, and Form ID or 
other information to secure an access and any other code and/or 
CIK number to permit my filing via EDGAR;

(2) do and perform any and all acts for me and on my behalf which 
may be necessary or desirable to complete any such Form 3, 4 or 5 
and file in any authorized manner such form and this power of 
attorney with the SEC and any stock exchange or similar 

(3) seek or obtain, as my representative and on my behalf, 
information concerning transactions in or with respect
 to the 
Company's securities from any third party, including brokers, 
employee benefit plan administrators and trustees, knowing that I 
hereby authorize any such person to release any such information 
to the attorney-in fact and approve any such release of 
information; and

(4) take any other action of any type whatsoever in connection 
with the foregoing which, in the opinion of such attorney-in-
fact, may be of benefit to me, in my best interest, or legally 
required of me, it being understood that the documents executed 
by such attorney-in-fact on my behalf pursuant to this Power of 
Attorney shall be in such form and shall contain such terms and 
conditions as such attorney-in-fact may approve in such attorney-
in-fact's discretion.  I hereby grant to each such attorney-in-
fact full power and authority to do and perform any and every act 
and thing whatsoever requisite, necessary or proper to be done in 
the exercise of any of the rights and powers herein granted, as 
fully to all intents and purposes as I might or could do if 
personally present, with full power of substitution or 
revocation, hereby ratifying and confirming all that such 
attorney-in-fact, or such attorney-in-fact's substitute or 
substitutes, shall lawfully do or cause to be done by virtue of 
this power of attorney and the rights and powers herein granted. 
This Power of Attorney authorizes, but does not require, each 
such attorney-in-fact to act in his or her discretion on 
information provided to such attorney-in-fact without independent 
verification of such information. I further acknowledge that the 
foregoing attorneys-in-fact, in serving in such capacity at my 
request, are not assuming, nor is the Company assuming, any of my 
responsibilities to comply with Section 16 of the 1934 Act or any 
liability I may have with respect to transactions reported or 
reportable thereunder. All prior actions taken by each such 
attorney-in-fact which are consistent with the authority 
conferred hereby are ratified and approved. This Power of 
Attorney shall remain in full force and effect until I am no 
longer required to file Section 16 reports with respect to my 
holdings of and transactions in or involving securities issued by 
the Company, or earlier if I revoke it in a signed writing 
delivered to each of the foregoing attorneys-in-fact.

October 30, 2018

  /s/ Dave Hansen__________________
Dave Hansen