• Red Robin eliminates positions after minimum wage hikes


    In the wake of minimum wage hikes around the country, a chain hopes to save some money. 

    Red Robin announced Monday it plans to cut bus boys from 570 restaurants. 

    The move will save the company about $8 million over 2018. 

    The move particularly impacts West Coast restaurants, where the chain has a larger presence, and where wages have risen faster. 

    Chief Financial Officer Guy Constant says this change is needed to "address the labor increases we've seen."

    Red Robin eliminated expediters in 2017. The move to cut employees who help plate food in the kitchen saved them $10 million last year. 

    In Colorado, where Red Robin corporate offices call home, wages grew from $9.30 to $10.20. California and Washington workers saw a 50 cent increase from $10.50 and $11 this year. 


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