Patch Products Games Will Entertain Red Robin Guests

Beloit, WI, August 03, 2008 --( Diners at Red Robin® restaurants nationwide will satisfy their minds along with their appetites when they play the award-winning Buzzword® game and the brand-new Buzzword Junior game.

Patch Products and Red Robin Gourmet Burgers are teaming up to offer restaurant guests the chance to sample both games while dining at Red Robin. Starting Nov. 3, Red Robin guests will receive drink coasters printed with game clues so diners can spend time quizzing each other while their meal is prepared.

“The family atmosphere at Red Robin is a perfect place for people to try our games,” said Lisa Wuennemann, director of marketing at Patch Products. “Both Red Robin and Patch Products are dedicated to helping families have fun while spending time together. We’re very excited about this new partnership.”

Buzzword and Buzzword Junior are shout-it-out family games in which players solve a set of clues, and all the answers contain the Buzzword. For example, if the buzzword is “cake” and the clue is “a dessert fit for a mouse,” the answer would be “cheesecake.”

As part of the promotion, Buzzword and Buzzword Junior also will be featured on kid’s meal menus and buttons worn by Red Robin servers. In exchange, Patch will include free Red Robin kid’s meal coupons in the retail versions of Buzzword and Buzzword Junior. Games with the coupons will be marked “Free Red Robin Kid’s Meal Offer Inside” and are available for a limited time. Promotional marketing agency, Strottman International, based in Irvine, Calif., developed and brokered the partnership.

About Red Robin
Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Inc. (, a casual dining restaurant chain founded in 1969 that operates through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Red Robin International, Inc., serves up wholesome, fun, feel-good experiences in a kid- and family-friendly environment. Red Robin restaurants are famous for serving more than two dozen insanely delicious, high-quality gourmet burgers in a variety of recipes with Bottomless Steak Fries®, as well as salads, soups, appetizers, entrees, desserts and signature Mad Mixology® Beverages. There are more than 400 Red Robin restaurants located across the United States and Canada, including corporate-owned locations and those operating under franchise agreements.

About Patch Products
Patch Products, headquartered in Beloit, Wis., is a leading manufacturer and marketer of family entertainment products. Board games, card games, puzzles and collegiate-licensed foam sports toys are the core product lines. Top-selling games include Buzzword®, Such & Such®, Toss Up!®, Swap!® and the Jeff Foxworthy™ You Might Be a Redneck If…™ Game. For more information, visit

About Strottman
For 25 years, Strottman has been an industry leader in the development of youth and family, brand-building experiences through the development and execution of custom premium programs. Strottman has produced thousands of unique SKUs, with a 100% safety record, covering all aspects of toy/premium manufacturing including plastic and paper kid’s meal premiums, retail plush and toy products and wood products. Strottman is based in Irvine, Calif., with offices in Atlanta, Hong Kong and Shenzhen.

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