Claim: An Internet-distributed coupon can be redeemed at Red Robin restaurants for a free hamburger and sundae.
Example:[Collected via e-mail, November 2009]
I received the following coupon as a viral. Is it legitimate? Seems too good to be true, but I bought 3 meals for $1 at Boston Market so I am open!
Origins: Red Robin is a chain of "Gourmet Burger" restaurants with more than 400 locations throughout the United States and western Canada. The Red Robin "Happy Burger-day" coupon image displayed above began circulating on the Internet in November 2009, offering a seemingly terrific deal: a free Gourmet Burger and sundae at any Red Robin restaurant.
However, Red Robin placed a pop-up alert on its web site advising visitors that the coupon was an unauthorized, fraudulent one and would not be honored:
Notice Regarding Fraudulent Coupon Offer
A fraudulent Red Robin coupon offering a free Gourmet Burger and sundae has been circulating via the Internet and e-mail, and has also been distributed in a printed version by a variety of unauthorized sources. Red Robin does not sponsor or endorse these fraudulent offers and Red Robin restaurants will not fulfill any offers appearing in deceptive or fraudulent coupons.