Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Inc. will open its third Iowa restaurant in West Des Moines on Monday, June 26, at 11 a.m. The West Des Moines Red Robin(R) restaurant is located at 6255 Mills Civic Parkway, off of I-35 and Mills Civic Parkway. Red Robin is a casual dining restaurant chain focused on serving an innovative selection of high-quality gourmet burgers in a family-friendly atmosphere.

As part of its grand opening celebration, Red Robin will donate 50 cents from every gourmet burger sold during grand opening week, June 26 to July 2, to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Iowa. The money raised will help support the organization’s Community Based Program.

“On behalf of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Iowa, I would like to thank Red Robin for choosing to support us during its opening week celebration,” said Althea Holcomb, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Iowa chief executive officer. “This donation will help ensure that children on our waiting list will be matched with caring supportive mentors who will make a difference in their lives.”

“Supporting the local communities where our restaurants are located is an important part of the Red Robin culture,” said Eric Houseman, Red Robin president and chief operating officer. “We invite everyone to come out and enjoy one of our 22 gourmet burgers and support Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Iowa during our grand opening week.”

The 6,350 square foot West Des Moines Red Robin restaurant will seat 212 guests with additional seating on the patio, and will be 100 percent smoke-free. Red Robin has two additional restaurants in Iowa including locations in Dubuque and Sioux City. In addition, a fourth location is scheduled to open in Davenport on July 3, 2006.

Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Inc., (www.redrobin.com), founded in 1969, is a casual dining restaurant chain that serves up wholesome, fun, feel-good experiences in a family-friendly environment. Red Robin(R) restaurants are famous for serving more than 22 high-quality gourmet burgers in a variety of recipes with Bottomless Steak Fries(TM), as well as salads, soups, appetizers, entrees, desserts, and signature Mad Mixology(R) Beverages. There are more than 315 Red Robin restaurants located across the United States and Canada, which include both corporate-owned locations and those operating under franchise or license agreements.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Iowa champions mentoring by connecting youth with role models for proven, positive results. Since 1968 Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Iowa has been pairing children with volunteers for role modelling, guidance, support, and, most importantly, friendship. The relationship that develops between the matches helps the children grow into adulthood with the self esteem and skills necessary to be productive citizens.

Big Brothers Big Sisters has been the nation’s pre-eminent youth-service organization for nearly a century. Our service is based on our volunteers. Big Brothers and Big Sisters are, foremost, friends to children and looking to experience the joy in even the simplest events. Within those little moments lies the big magic that a Big Brother or Big Sister brings to the life of a young person. We ensure that a friendship fits the lifestyle of both Big and Little.

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