Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
Carin Stutz is responsible for leading regional restaurant management teams overseeing the operational performance of more than 440 company-owned U.S. and Canadian Red Robin® restaurants and 11 Red Robin Burger Works® locations in the U.S, as well as additional alternative platforms and all franchise operations. Stutz has more than three decades of experience in the restaurant industry and has served in operations leadership roles for major casual dining and fast casual brands.
Before joining Red Robin, Carin served as president of McAlister’s Deli. She has also served in operations leadership roles for some of the nation’s leading brands including Chili’s, Applebee’s, Cosi and Wendy’s. She’s a past board chair and member of the board of directors for the Woman’s Foodservice Forum and a ProStart Volunteer and National Judge for the National Restaurant Association Education Foundation, among her many service distinctions in the food service field.
Carin earned a Masters of Business Administration degree from Mid-America Nazarene University and a Bachelor of Science degree from Western Illinois University. She lives in Denver with her husband Rodger. They have two grown sons, two great daughters-in-law and two grandchildren.