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Carin Stutz

Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

Carin Stutz leads regional restaurant management teams overseeing the operational performance of more than 500 Red Robin restaurants across the United States and Canada, including Burger Works and franchise locations. Carin has more than 30 years 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. Carin serves on the National Restaurant Association's Fast Casual Industry Council Steering Committee and is a volunteer and national judge for the National Restaurant Association Education Foundation ProStart program.  She also is a past board chair and member of the board of directors for the Women’s Foodservice Forum, among her many service distinctions in the food service field

Carin earned a Master 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 wonderful daughters-in-law and four grandsons.

Her favorite Red Robin burger is the Royal burger.