Greenwood Village, Colo. — Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Inc. has appointed Lynn Schweinfurth as executive vice president and chief financial officer, effective January 28, 2019. Guy Constant, Red Robin’s current executive vice president and chief financial officer, will move to lead company and franchise operations, development and facilities as executive vice president and chief operating officer.
Schweinfurth, who joins the company from Fiesta Restaurant Group, will be responsible for leading all financial disciplines at Red Robin including accounting, strategic and financial planning, operations analysis, treasury and investor relations, as well as overseeing the company’s supply chain function.
“Lynn’s extensive strategic, finance and capital markets experience with recognized restaurant brands rounds out Red Robin’s leadership ranks as we continue to build a best-in-class organization to drive growth in a rapidly evolving business. We are excited to have Lynn on the Red Robin team and look forward to her contributions in achieving our long term vision,” says Denny Marie Post, Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Inc.’s chief executive officer. “We are also pleased that Lynn’s arrival will allow us to complete the transition of Guy Constant from CFO to COO. Guy’s focused leadership and clear operational vision will help ensure we serve the needs of Red Robin guests and build our traffic momentum.”
Schweinfurth brings to Red Robin more than 25 years of leadership experience in corporate finance, with over two decades of experience in the restaurant industry. Most recently, she served as senior vice president, chief financial officer and treasurer of Fiesta Restaurant Group, Inc., parent company of the Pollo Tropical® and Taco Cabana® fast-casual restaurant brands; she had been with Fiesta since 2012. Prior to Fiesta, Schweinfurth held various senior finance leadership positions at global restaurant companies including Brinker International, Inc., Yum Brands, Inc. and PepsiCo, Inc.
Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Inc. (www.redrobin.com) is a casual dining restaurant chain founded in 1969 that operates through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Red Robin International, Inc., and under the trade name Red Robin Gourmet Burgers and Brews. There are more than 570 Red Robin restaurants across the United States and Canada, including locations operating under franchise agreements.
SOURCE: Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Inc. / Fiesta Restaurant Group, Inc.