SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): April 1, 2019
RED ROBIN GOURMET BURGERS, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
6312 S. Fiddler’s Green Circle, Suite 200N
Greenwood Village, Colorado
(Address of principal executive offices)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (303) 846-6000)
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)
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Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.
Resignation of Dave Hansen as Chief Accounting Officer
On April 1, 2019, Dave Hansen informed Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Inc. (the “Company”) that he is resigning from his employment with the Company effective May 21, 2019. Mr. Hansen has served as Chief Accounting Officer of the Company since October 2018. Prior to that Mr. Hansen served as the Vice President, Controller of the Company from March 2017 to October 2018 and as the Company’s Director of Corporate Accounting from August 2013 to March 2017.
Appointment of Lynn Schweinfurth as principal accounting officer
Effective May 21, 2019, Lynn Schweinfurth, the Company’s Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, will assume the designation of principal accounting officer. Ms. Schweinfurth, age 51, has served, and will continue to serve, as the Company’s Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since January 2019. Prior to joining the Company, Ms. Schweinfurth served as Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Fiesta Restaurant Group since 2012 and was appointed Senior Vice President in February 2015. Prior to that time, she served in various corporate finance and treasury roles at Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc., Lone Star Steakhouse, Texas Land & Cattle, Brinker International, Inc., Yum Brands, Inc., and PepsiCo, Inc. There are no reportable family relationships or related person transactions involving the Company and Ms. Schweinfurth. There is no change in compensation at this time for Ms. Schweinfurth based on this change.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
RED ROBIN GOURMET BURGERS, INC.
Date: April 5, 2019
By: /s/ Michael L. Kaplan
Name: Michael L. Kaplan
Title: Senior Vice President and Chief Legal Officer