-----BEGIN PRIVACY-ENHANCED MESSAGE----- Proc-Type: 2001,MIC-CLEAR Originator-Name: webmaster@www.sec.gov Originator-Key-Asymmetric: MFgwCgYEVQgBAQICAf8DSgAwRwJAW2sNKK9AVtBzYZmr6aGjlWyK3XmZv3dTINen TWSM7vrzLADbmYQaionwg5sDW3P6oaM5D3tdezXMm7z1T+B+twIDAQAB MIC-Info: RSA-MD5,RSA, CmWc97ZNoOqvt2cRf8KvCN3yIvV1q3jtd5wKc66NVQgEGilYzYzV11xohascnb/u tUuVi1n+IgrZNO1nKo+C+g== 0000902664-11-000009.txt : 20110107 0000902664-11-000009.hdr.sgml : 20110107 20110107095207 ACCESSION NUMBER: 0000902664-11-000009 CONFORMED SUBMISSION TYPE: SC 13D PUBLIC DOCUMENT COUNT: 1 FILED AS OF DATE: 20110107 DATE AS OF CHANGE: 20110107 FILED BY: COMPANY DATA: COMPANY CONFORMED NAME: CLINTON GROUP INC CENTRAL INDEX KEY: 0001134119 STATE OF INCORPORATION: DE FISCAL YEAR END: 1231 FILING VALUES: FORM TYPE: SC 13D BUSINESS ADDRESS: STREET 1: 32 OLD SLIP 5TH FLOOR CITY: NEW YORK STATE: NY ZIP: 10005 BUSINESS PHONE: 2128250400 SUBJECT COMPANY: COMPANY DATA: COMPANY CONFORMED NAME: RED ROBIN GOURMET BURGERS INC CENTRAL INDEX KEY: 0001171759 STANDARD INDUSTRIAL CLASSIFICATION: RETAIL-EATING PLACES [5812] IRS NUMBER: 841573084 STATE OF INCORPORATION: DE FISCAL YEAR END: 1227 FILING VALUES: FORM TYPE: SC 13D SEC ACT: 1934 Act SEC FILE NUMBER: 005-78755 FILM NUMBER: 11515875 BUSINESS ADDRESS: STREET 1: 6312 FIDDLER'S GREEN CIRCLE CITY: GREENWOOD VILLAGE STATE: CO ZIP: 80111 BUSINESS PHONE: 3038466000 MAIL ADDRESS: STREET 1: 6312 FIDDLER'S GREEN CIRCLE CITY: GREENWOOD VILLAGE STATE: CO ZIP: 80111 SC 13D 1 p11-0037sc13d.htm RED ROBIN GOURMET BURGERS INC. p11-0037sc13d.htm

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
 
   
Washington, D.C. 20549
 
_______________
 
   
SCHEDULE 13D
(Rule 13d-101)
 
INFORMATION TO BE INCLUDED IN STATEMENTS FILED PURSUANT
TO RULE 13d-1(a) AND AMENDMENTS THERETO FILED PURSUANT TO
RULE 13d-2(a)
 
Under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
(Amendment No. 5)*
 
Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Inc.
(Name of Issuer)
 
Common Stock, Par Value $0.001 Per Share
(Title of Class of Securities)
 
75689M101
(CUSIP Number)
 
Marc Weingarten, Esq. and
David E. Rosewater, Esq.
Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP
919 Third Avenue
New York, New York 10022
(212) 756-2000
 
(Name, Address and Telephone Number of Person
Authorized to Receive Notices and Communications)
 
January 6, 2011
(Date of Event which Requires
Filing of this Schedule)

If the filing person has previously filed a statement on Schedule 13G to report the acquisition that is the subject of this Schedule 13D, and is filing this schedule because of Rule 13d-1(e), 13d-1(f) or 13d-1(g), check the following box. [ ]

NOTE:  Schedules filed in paper format shall include a signed original and five copies of the schedule, including all exhibits. See Rule 13d-7 for other parties to whom copies are to be sent.

(Continued on following pages)
 
(Page 1 of 14 Pages)
 
--------------------------
* The remainder of this cover page shall be filled out for a reporting person's initial filing on this form with respect to the subject class of securities, and for any subsequent amendment containing information which would alter disclosures provided in a prior cover page.

The information required on the remainder of this cover page shall not be deemed to be "filed" for the purpose of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 ("Act") or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section of the Act but shall be subject to all other provisions of the Act (however, see the Notes).


 
 

 
CUSIP No. 75689M101
 
SCHEDULE 13D
Page 2 of 14 Pages



1
NAME OF REPORTING PERSON
I.R.S. IDENTIFICATION NOS. OF ABOVE PERSONS (ENTITIES ONLY)
CLINTON GROUP, INC.
2
CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP*
(a) x
(b) ¨
3
SEC USE ONLY
4
SOURCE OF FUNDS*
AF
5
CHECK BOX IF DISCLOSURE OF LEGAL PROCEEDING IS REQUIRED PURSUANT TO ITEMS 2(d) or 2(e)
¨
6
CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION
Delaware
NUMBER OF
SHARES
BENEFICIALLY
OWNED BY
EACH
REPORTING
PERSON WITH
7
SOLE VOTING POWER
0
8
SHARED VOTING POWER
1,395,128 (See Item 6)
9
SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER
0
10
SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER
1,395,128 (See Item 6)
11
AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY O WNED BY EACH PERSON
1,395,128 (See Item 6)
12
CHECK IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (11) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES*
¨
13
PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (11) (see Item 5)
8.95% (See Item 6)
14
TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON*
IA; CO



 
 

 
CUSIP No. 75689M101
 
SCHEDULE 13D
Page 3 of 14 Pages



1
NAME OF REPORTING PERSON
I.R.S. IDENTIFICATION NOS. OF ABOVE PERSONS (ENTITIES ONLY)
CLINTON MAGNOLIA MASTER FUND, LTD
2
CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP*
(a) x
(b) ¨
3
SEC USE ONLY
4
SOURCE OF FUNDS*
WC
5
CHECK BOX IF DISCLOSURE OF LEGAL PROCEEDING IS REQUIRED PURSUANT TO ITEMS 2(d) or 2(e)
¨
6
CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION
Cayman Islands
NUMBER OF
SHARES
BENEFICIALLY
OWNED BY
EACH
REPORTING
PERSON WITH
7
SOLE VOTING POWER
0
8
SHARED VOTING POWER
1,188,084 (See Item 6)
9
SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER
0
10
SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER
1,188,084 (See Item 6)
11
AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH PERSON
1,188,084 (See Item 6)
12
CHECK IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (11) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES*
¨
13
PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (11) (see Item 5)
7.62%(See Item 6)
14
TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON*
CO




 
 

 
CUSIP No.  75689M101
 
SCHEDULE 13D
Page 4 of 14 Pages


1
NAME OF REPORTING PERSON
I.R.S. IDENTIFICATION NOS. OF ABOVE PERSONS (ENTITIES ONLY)
CLINTON SPECIAL OPPORTUNITIES MASTER FUND, LTD.
2
CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP*
(a) x
(b) ¨
3
SEC USE ONLY
4
SOURCE OF FUNDS*
WC
5
CHECK BOX IF DISCLOSURE OF LEGAL PROCEEDING IS REQUIRED PURSUANT TO ITEMS 2(d) or 2(e)
¨
6
CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION
Cayman Islands
NUMBER OF
SHARES
BENEFICIALLY
OWNED BY
EACH
REPORTING
PERSON WITH
7
SOLE VOTING POWER
0
8
SHARED VOTING POWER
60,440
9
SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER
0
10
SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER
60,440
11
AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH PERSON
60,440
12
CHECK IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (11) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES*
¨
13
PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (11) (see Item 5)
0.39%
14
TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON*
CO


 
 

 
CUSIP No.  75689M101
 
SCHEDULE 13D
Page 5 of 14 Pages


1
NAME OF REPORTING PERSON
I.R.S. IDENTIFICATION NOS. OF ABOVE PERSONS (ENTITIES ONLY)
GEH Capital, Inc.
2
CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP*
(a) x
(b) ¨
3
SEC USE ONLY
4
SOURCE OF FUNDS*
WC
5
CHECK BOX IF DISCLOSURE OF LEGAL PROCEEDING IS REQUIRED PURSUANT TO ITEMS 2(d) or 2(e)
¨
6
CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION
Delaware
NUMBER OF
SHARES
BENEFICIALLY
OWNED BY
EACH
REPORTING
PERSON WITH
7
SOLE VOTING POWER
0
8
SHARED VOTING POWER
0
9
SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER
0
10
SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER
0
11
AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH PERSON
0
12
CHECK IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (11) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES*
¨
13
PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (11) (see Item 5)
0.0%
14
TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON*
CO



 
 

 
CUSIP No.  75689M101
 
SCHEDULE 13D
Page 6 of 14 Pages


1
NAME OF REPORTING PERSON
I.R.S. IDENTIFICATION NOS. OF ABOVE PERSONS (ENTITIES ONLY)
GEORGE HALL
2
CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP*
(a) x
(b) ¨
3
SEC USE ONLY
4
SOURCE OF FUNDS*
AF
5
CHECK BOX IF DISCLOSURE OF LEGAL PROCEEDING IS REQUIRED PURSUANT TO ITEMS 2(d) or 2(e)
¨
6
CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION
UNITED STATES
NUMBER OF
SHARES
BENEFICIALLY
OWNED BY
EACH
REPORTING
PERSON WITH
7
SOLE VOTING POWER
0
8
SHARED VOTING POWER
1,395,128 (See Item 6)
9
SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER
0
10
SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER
1,395,128 (See Item 6)
11
AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH PERSON
1,395,128 (See Item 6)
12
CHECK IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (11) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES*
¨
13
PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (11) (see Item 5)
8.95% (See Item 6)
14
TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON*
IN



 
 

 
CUSIP No.  75689M101
 
SCHEDULE 13D
Page 7 of 14 Pages


1
NAME OF REPORTING PERSON
I.R.S. IDENTIFICATION NOS. OF ABOVE PERSONS (ENTITIES ONLY)
Clinton Equity Strategies Master Fund, Ltd.
2
CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP*
(a) x
(b) ¨
3
SEC USE ONLY
4
SOURCE OF FUNDS*
WC
5
CHECK BOX IF DISCLOSURE OF LEGAL PROCEEDING IS REQUIRED PURSUANT TO ITEMS 2(d) or 2(e)
¨
6
CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION
CAYMAN ISLANDS
NUMBER OF
SHARES
BENEFICIALLY
OWNED BY
EACH
REPORTING
PERSON WITH
7
SOLE VOTING POWER
0
8
SHARED VOTING POWER
146,604 (See Item 6)
9
SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER
0
10
SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER
146,604 (See Item 6)
11
AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH PERSON
146,604 (See Item 6)
12
CHECK IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (11) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES*
¨
13
PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (11) (see Item 5)
.94% (See Item 6)
14
TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON*
CO


 
 

 
CUSIP No.  75689M101
 
SCHEDULE 13D
Page 8 of 14 Pages



1
NAME OF REPORTING PERSON
I.R.S. IDENTIFICATION NOS. OF ABOVE PERSONS (ENTITIES ONLY)
SPOTLIGHT ADVISORS, LLC
2
CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP*
(a) x
(b) ¨
3
SEC USE ONLY
4
SOURCE OF FUNDS*
WC
5
CHECK BOX IF DISCLOSURE OF LEGAL PROCEEDING IS REQUIRED PURSUANT TO ITEMS 2(d) or 2(e)
¨
6
CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION
DELAWARE
NUMBER OF
SHARES
BENEFICIALLY
OWNED BY
EACH
REPORTING
PERSON WITH
7
SOLE VOTING POWER
0
8
SHARED VOTING POWER
5,700
9
SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER
0
10
SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER
5,700
11
AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH PERSON
5,700
12
CHECK IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (11) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES*
¨
13
PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (11) (see Item 5)
Less than 0.1%
14
TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON*
CO


 
 

 
CUSIP No.  75689M101
 
SCHEDULE 13D
Page 9 of 14 Pages



1
NAME OF REPORTING PERSON
I.R.S. IDENTIFICATION NOS. OF ABOVE PERSONS (ENTITIES ONLY)
GREGORY P. TAXIN
2
CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP*
(a) x
(b) ¨
3
SEC USE ONLY
4
SOURCE OF FUNDS*
AF
5
CHECK BOX IF DISCLOSURE OF LEGAL PROCEEDING IS REQUIRED PURSUANT TO ITEMS 2(d) or 2(e)
¨
6
CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION
UNITED STATES
NUMBER OF
SHARES
BENEFICIALLY
OWNED BY
EACH
REPORTING
PERSON WITH
7
SOLE VOTING POWER
0
8
SHARED VOTING POWER
5,700
9
SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER
0
10
SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER
5,700
11
AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH PERSON
5,700
12
CHECK IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (11) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES*
¨
13
PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (11) (see Item 5)
Less than 0.1%
14
TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON*
IN


 
 

 
CUSIP No.  75689M101
 
SCHEDULE 13D
Page 10 of 14 Pages



Item 1.
SECURITY AND ISSUER

The Schedule 13D filed on June 10, 2010 (the “Schedule 13D”), as amended by Amendment No. 1 dated June 24, 2010, as amended by Amendment No. 2 dated July 12, 2010, as amended by Amendment No. 3 dated August 5, 2010, as amended by Amendment No. 4 dated November 10, 2010 by the Clinton Group, Inc., a Delaware corporation, Clinton Magnolia Master Fund, Ltd., a Cayman Islands exempted company, Clinton Special Opportunities Master Fund, Ltd., a Cayman Islands exempted company, Clinton Equity Strategies Master Fund, Ltd., a Cayman Islands exempted company, GEH Capital, Inc., a Delaware corporation, George Hall, Spotlight Advisors, LLC, a Delaware Limited Liability Company, and Gregory Taxin relating to the shares of Common Stock, $0.001 par value per share (the "Shares"), of Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Inc., a Delaware corporation (the "Issuer"), is hereby amended as set forth below by this Amendment No. 5 to the Schedule 13D.


Item 2.
IDENTITY AND BACKGROUND.

(a) This statement is filed by
 
(b) The principal business address of the Reporting Persons, the Principal, the Portfolio Managers and the Directors is
 
(c) The principal business of the Reporting Persons, the Principal, the Portfolio Managers and the Directors is
 
(d) None of the Reporting Persons, the Principal, the Portfolio Managers or the Directors has, during the last five years, been convicted in a criminal proceeding (excluding traffic violations or similar misdemeanors).
 
(e) None of the Reporting Persons, the Principal, the Portfolio Managers or the Directors has, during the last five years, been a party to a civil proceeding of a judicial or administrative body of competent jurisdiction and as a result of such proceeding was or is subject to a judgment, decree or final order enjoining future violations of, or prohibiting or mandating activities subject to, federal or state securities laws or finding any violation with respect to such laws.
 
(f) The Principal, the Portfolio Managers and the Directors are citizens of the United States of America.
 

Item 3.
SOURCE AND AMOUNT OF FUNDS OR OTHER CONSIDERATION.

Item 3 of the Schedule 13D is hereby amended and restated in its entirety as follows:

Funds for the purchase of the Shares reported herein were derived from available capital of CMAG, CSO, CES, CAB and SAL. A total of approximately $29,018,000 was paid to acquire such Shares.

Item 4.
PURPOSE OF TRANSACTION.

Item 4 of the Schedule 13D is hereby amended to include the following:

On January 6, 2011, representatives of the Reporting Persons delivered a letter to the board of directors of the Issuer (the "Board") (the "January 2011 Letter") to advise the Board of its view that the time has come for the Board to proactively solicit proposals for the acquisition of the Company.  In furtherance thereof, the Reporting Persons also requested that the Board eliminate the existing poison pill and pledge not to adopt another poison pill without shareholder approval.
In the event that the Board does not adopt the recommendations of the Reporting Persons, the Reporting Persons advised that they will consider all of their options as shareholders.

The foregoing description of the Letter Agreement is a summary only and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the Letter Agreement, which is attached hereto as Exhibit 7 and is incorporated herein by reference.

Except as set forth herein, the Reporting Persons have no present plan or proposal that would relate to or result in any of the matters set forth in subparagraphs (a) - (j) of Item 4 of Schedule 13D.  The Reporting Persons intend to review their investment in the Issuer on a continuing basis and may engage in discussions with management, the board of directors, other shareholders of the Issuer and other relevant parties concerning the business, operations, management, board composition, strategy and future plans of the Issuer.  Depending on various factors including, without limitation, the Issuer's financial position and strategic direction, the outcome of the discussions and actions referenced above, actions taken by the board of directors, price levels of the Shares, other investment opportunities available to the Reporting Persons, conditions in the securities market and general economic and industry conditions, the Reporting Persons may in the future take such actions with respect to their investment in the Issuer as they deem appropriate including, without limitation, purchasing additional Shares or selling some or all of their Shares, engaging in short selling of or any hedging or similar transactions with respect to the Shares and/or otherwise changing their intention with respect to any and all matters referred to in Item 4 of this Schedule 13D.
 
Item 5.
INTEREST IN SECURITIES OF THE COMPANY.

Item 5 of the Schedule 13D is hereby amended and restated in its entirety as follows:

(a) The aggregate percentage of Shares beneficially owned by the Reporting Persons is based upon 15,595,799 Shares outstanding, which is the total number of Shares outstanding as of November 3, 2010 as reported in the Issuer's Amendment No.1  to its Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q/A filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on November 9, 2010 for the period ended October 3, 2010.

As of the close of business on January 6, 2011, Clinton may be deemed the beneficial owners of an aggregate of 1,395,128 Shares constituting approximately 8.95% of the Shares outstanding.  Spotlight may be deemed to beneficially own 5,700 shares, constituting less than 0.1% of the Shares outstanding.

By virtue of the Letter Agreement, the Reporting Persons may be deemed to have formed a "group" within the meaning of Section 13(d)(3) of the Securities Act of 1934
and may be deemed to beneficially own 1,400,828 Shares, constituting approximately 8.98% of the Shares outstanding.  However, (i) Clinton expressly disclaims beneficial ownership of the Shares beneficially owned by Spotlight and (ii) Spotlight expressly disclaims beneficial ownership of the Shares beneficially owned by Clinton.

(b) By virtue of investment management agreements with CMAG, CSO, CES and CAB, CGI has the power to vote or direct the voting, and to dispose or direct the disposition, of all of the 1,395,128 Shares beneficially owned by CMAG, CSO, CES and CAB. By virtue of his direct and indirect control of CGI, CMAG, CSO, CES and CAB, George Hall is deemed to have shared voting power and shared dispositive power with respect to all Shares as to which CGI, CMAG, CSO, CES and CAB has voting power or dispositive power.

By virtue of his direct control as managing member of SAL, Gregory Taxin is deemed to have shared voting power and shared dispositive power with respect to all Shares as to which SAL has voting power or dispositive power.

(c) Information concerning transactions in the Shares effected by the Reporting Persons during the past sixty days is set forth in Schedule B hereto and is incorporated herein by reference.  Unless otherwise indicated, all of such transactions were effected in the open market.

(d) No person (other than the Reporting Persons) is known to have the right to receive or the power to direct the receipt of dividends from, or the proceeds from the sale of, the Shares.

(e) Not applicable.


Item 6.
CONTRACTS, ARRANGEMENTS, UNDERSTANDINGS OR RELATIONSHIPS WITH RESPECT TO SECURITIES OF THE ISSUER.

 
Item 7.
MATERIAL TO BE FILED AS EXHIBITS.

Exhibit 7:  January 2011 Letter, dated January 6, 2011, from CGI and Spotlight to the Board.


 
 

 
CUSIP No.  75689M101
 
SCHEDULE 13D
Page 11 of 14 Pages

 
SIGNATURES
 
After reasonable inquiry and to the best of his or its knowledge and belief, each of the undersigned certifies that the information set forth in this statement is true, complete and correct.
 
Dated:  January 7, 2011
 
CLINTON GROUP, INC.
 
       
 
By:
/s/ Francis Ruchalski  
    Name:  Francis Ruchalski  
    Title:  Chief Financial Officer  
       
   CLINTON MAGNOLIA MASTER FUND, LTD.  
    By: Clinton Group, Inc. its investment Manager  
       
 
By:
/s/ Francis Ruchalski  
    Name:  Francis Ruchalski   
    Title:  Chief Financial Officer   
       
 
CLINTON SPECIAL OPPORTUNITIES MASTER FUND, LTD.
 
   By: Clinton Group, Inc. its investment Manager
       
 
By:
/s/ Francis Ruchalski  
    Name:  Francis Ruchalski   
    Title:  Chief Financial Officer   
       
 
CLINTON EQUITY STRATEGIES MASTER FUND, LTD.
 
   By: Clinton Group, Inc. its investment Manager
       
 
By:
/s/ Francis Ruchalski  
    Name:  Francis Ruchalski   
    Title:  Chief Financial Officer   
       
 
GEH CAPITAL, INC.
 
       
 
By:
/s/ Francis Ruchalski  
    Name:  Francis Ruchalski   
    Title: Chief Financial Officer   
       

 
SPOTLIGHT ADVISORS, LLC
 
       
 
By:
/s/ Gregory P. Taxin  
    Name:   Gregory P. Taxin  
    Title:  Managing Member   
       
       
 
By:
/s/ Gregory P. Taxin  
   
Gregory P. Taxin
 
       
       


 
 

 
CUSIP No.  75689M101
 
SCHEDULE 13D
Page  12 of 14 Pages


SCHEDULE B

This Schedule sets forth information with respect to each purchase and sale of Shares which were effectuated by a Reporting Person during the past sixty days.  Unless otherwise indicated, all transactions were effectuated in the open market through a broker.


CLINTON MAGNOLIA MASTER FUND, LTD.

           EQUITY

Trade Date
Shares Purchased (Sold)
Price Per Share ($)
 
 
 
11/12/2010
10,000.00
18.68894
12/7/2010
(17,190.00)
20.51737
12/8/2010
(7,300.00)
21.04705
12/9/2010
20,000.00
20.23253
12/10/2010
43,799.00
19.97671
12/15/2010
10,000.00
20.5898
12/16/2010
700.00
20.68
12/17/2010
(25,000.00)
20
12/22/2010
5,000.00
22.13716
12/28/2010
10,000.00
21.8884
1/4/2011
49,000.00
20.78233
1/5/2011
16,100.00
20.61121
1/6/2011
95,000.00
21.71089
1/6/2011
5,000.00
21.80608

           OPTIONS

Trade Date
Expiration Date
Quantity
Strike Price ($)
   
 
 
11/16/2010
12/18/2010
(25,000.00)
20
11/29/2010
12/18/2010
(5,000.00)
20
12/3/2010
1/22/2011
(20,000.00)
20
12/8/2010
12/18/2010
(5,000.00)
20
12/8/2010
1/22/2011
(10,000.00)
20
12/13/2010
1/22/2011
(5,000.00)
20
12/13/2010
3/19/2011
(40,300.00)
22.5
12/13/2010
3/19/2011
(5,000.00)
20
12/13/2010
12/18/2010
(10,000.00)
20
12/15/2010
1/22/2011
(15,000.00)
20
12/16/2010
1/22/2011
(5,000.00)
20
12/16/2010
12/18/2010
5,000.00
20
12/17/2010
1/22/2011
(15,000.00)
20
12/17/2010
12/18/2010
15,000.00
20
12/17/2010
6/18/2011
(25,000.00)
22.5
12/17/2010
3/19/2011
(15,000.00)
22.5
12/21/2010
3/19/2011
(25,000.00)
22.5
12/21/2010
1/22/2011
(45,000.00)
22.5
12/21/2010
2/19/2011
(5,000.00)
22.5
12/21/2010
6/18/2011
(35,000.00)
25
12/21/2010
3/19/2011
(25,000.00)
25
12/22/2010
1/22/2011
(48,700.00)
22.5
12/23/2010
1/22/2011
(15,000.00)
22.5
12/27/2010
1/22/2011
(40,400.00)
22.5


 
 

 
CUSIP No.  75689M101
 
SCHEDULE 13D
Page 13 of 14 Pages


 
Trade Date
Expiration Date
Quantity
Strike Price ($)
 
 
 
 
12/30/2010
1/22/2011
(3,300.00)
22.5
1/3/2011
1/22/2011
(20,000.00)
22.5
1/4/2011
3/19/2011
(25,000.00)
22.5
1/4/2011
2/19/2011
(80,000.00)
22.5
1/4/2011
1/22/2011
(50,000.00)
20
1/4/2011
2/19/2011
(30,000.00)
20
1/5/2011
1/22/2011
(15,000.00)
20
1/6/2011
2/19/2011
(115,000.00)
22.5
1/6/2011
1/22/2011
15,000.00
20
1/6/2011
2/19/2011
(17,300.00)
20
1/6/2011
1/22/2011
(10,000.00)
20
1/6/2011
1/22/2011
(25,000.00)
22.5

CLINTON EQUITY STRATEGIES MASTER FUND, LTD.

            EQUITY

Trade Date
Shares Purchased (Sold)
Price Per Share ($)
 
 
 
12/17/2010
(181,000.00)
20

          OPTIONS

Trade Date
Expiration Date
Quantity
Strike Price ($)
 
 
-
 
11/10/2010
12/18/2010
(10,000.00)
20
11/12/2010
11/19/2010
10,100.00
20
11/12/2010
12/18/2010
(45,000.00)
20
11/22/2010
12/18/2010
(5,000.00)
20

SPOTLIGHT ADVISORS, LLC

          OPTIONS

Trade Date
Expiration Date
Quantity
Strike Price ($)
 
 
 
 
12/10/2010
12/18/2010
2,200.00
20
12/15/2010
12/18/2010
(2,200.00)
20


 
 

 
CUSIP No.  75689M101
 
SCHEDULE 13D
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EXHIBIT 7

JANUARY 2011 LETTER

Clinton Group, Inc.                                                                                                 & #160;       Spotlight Advisors, LLC
9 West 57th Street, 26th Floor                                                                                                        60;  9 West 57th Street, 26th Floor
New York, NY  10019                                                                                                              New York, NY  10019


January 6, 2011

Board of Directors
Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Inc.
6312 South Fiddlers Green Circle, # 200N
Greenwood Village, CO 80111

RE:           The Board’s Role in Red Robin’s Proposed Turnaround

Dear Madam and Sirs:

We write on behalf of Clinton Group, Inc. and Spotlight Advisors, LLC, together with their affiliates (the “Investor Group”), which own more than 1.4 million shares of Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Inc. (the “Company”).

Over the Summer and again in the Fall, we spoke with representatives of the Board of Directors of the Company (the “Board”) about the role and responsibilities of the Board with respect to considering merger and acquisition proposals. We have been assured on multiple occasions that the Board is open to such a transaction and that it would fully and seriously consider any proposal received.

We believe, for the reasons below, that the time has come for the Board to proactively engage likely buyers and strategic partners about a sale of the Company and to solicit such proposals on behalf of owners.

We recognize that this would be quite a change in public posture for the Board. Last August, the Company adopted and maintains a so-called shareholder rights plan. We believe the adoption of this plan was perceived as a signal that the Board is unlikely to consider a sale of the Company.

By its terms, the plan even serves to preclude a super-majority of shareholders from accepting an acquisition proposal without first garnering approval of the Board. It thus turns the relationship between the owners and their representatives on its head and essentially puts us at your mercy. With due respect to the Board, shareholders have not asked you – and do not need you — to use the artifice of a poison pill (adopted without shareholder approval) nor the privilege of your Board seat to keep a majority of the Company’s owners from accepting a non-coercive acquisition proposal. The Company is, after all, our asset.

We do not need the Board to serve as our gatekeeper or guardian. Instead, the Board should work to provide the owners some choices at this critical juncture in the Company’s history.

The Company has embarked on a restructuring effort that we believe will ultimately bear fruit. As we have expressed before, we are strong supporters of change at Red Robin and believe there is significant upside to today’s cash flow generation and valuation. We are, so far, pleased with the performance of Mr. Carley. However, we are also mindful of the significant challenges in executing such a turnaround plan while remaining a publicly held company (such as the lack of guidance) and, even if all goes well, the likely volatility and uncertainty such an effort often engenders.

As significant owners of the Company, we are not convinced that the best path forward is a restructuring of the Company while it remains publicly owned. It is entirely possible that a sale to a financial sponsor or industry participant that has expertise in restructurings is a better choice: it could provide more certainty and less volatility and, in the case of a strategic buyer, for example, even more value than a successful public turnaround.

The only way for the Board and the owners to make an informed decision on this question is for the Board to change its public posture toward strategic transactions. We believe the Board should not only eliminate the poison pill, but that it should proactively solicit proposals for the acquisition of the Company. (We believe there are many interested parties.) Only by being informed of the alternatives can the Board make a good decision – one in which the shareholders can have confidence – about the best way forward.

If the Board does not take this path – eliminating the poison pill, pledging not to adopt another one without shareholder approval and seeking merger and acquisition proposals – we will be forced to consider all of our options as shareholders.

We are available to discuss the topics covered in this letter at any time and in any place that is convenient for you.

 
 
Sincerely,


George E. Hall                                                                                     Gregory P. Taxin
Clinton Group, Inc.                                                                            Spotlight Advisors, LLC

 



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