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Author: tktrimbath Big red star, 1000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 157  
Subject: my end of year take on RRGB Date: 12/31/2006 11:29 AM
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INTRO Here's my semi-annual exercise to see if I remember why I own the stocks I own. I post it in case it helps others too.

Red Robin is a regional-to-national restaurant story that is doing better than its stock price suggests. I like the way they know their target clientele (tweens and young families) while also mixing in drinks and a reasonable level of quality. They are fancier than fast food, but not too fancy. It becomes a familiar and comfortable place to visit often, which is a hard balance to achieve.

Their year-to-year revenue growth has been steady without being cooked or stellar. I think the stock price has been hindered by an open management style that isn't afraid to air dirty laundry. That bodes well for the long term potential of the company because there are fewer skeletons in the closet.

I will continue to HOLD. I might sell if I need the cash because my initial investment has done what investments are meant to do - make money. One of these days I hope to get to a stockholder's meeting to see how they run one. Free burgers?

DISCLAIMER LTBH since 2002, added some in 2006 and may have to sell some of the original ones to pay some bills.
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