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Bob Merullo

President | Mach Robin LLC
President | Red Robin Restaurants of Canada

Bob Merullo, President, Mach Robin LLC and President Red Robin Restaurants of Canada, has played a key role in Red Robin’s success both in and outside of the kitchen for over twenty years. Starting as a kitchen manager Bob worked his way through the system ending as the Senior Vice President and Chief Concept Officer, where he coordinated all Marketing, Food & Beverage, Research & Development and purchasing efforts. In addition, Bob oversaw all operational support for corporate and franchise restaurants consisting of over 330 restaurants.

Prior to his role of Senior VP & Chief Concept Officer, Bob was the Senior Vice President of all restaurant Operations. responsible for service, people and profit. Other roles prior to Red Robin included: General Manager , Grey’s Harbor Country Club, Aberdine Washington , Director of food and beverage with Del Webb properties in Page Arizona, Chef owner of Promises restaurant in Page Arizona.

In January 2003, Nation’s Restaurant News awarded Bob as one of the Top 50 Research and Development Culinarians in the Industry. Bob was selected as an award recipient for his menu innovations, commitment to food quality, and safety and productivity in the area of operations.

In addition to being an owner Bob serves as president of Mach Robin restaurants, the largest Red Robin franchise in the system, and continues with a “hands on” approach with both Mach Robin and Red Robin Restaurants of Canada.

Bob Merullo has a degree in Culinary Arts and Food Science from South Seattle Community College and continues to hone his knowledge of the business by attend programs provided by the Culinary Institute of Arts at the Grey Stone campus in Napa Valley.

Bob’s other interest include golf, fly fishing and collecting wine.