Casual dining restaurant chain Red Robin Gourmet Burgers and Spirits recently opened two new restaurants in Fenton, Mo., and Toledo, Ohio, expanding its presence in the Midwest to 27 restaurants.

Mike Snyder, Red Robin Gourmet Burgers chairman and CEO stated, "We are excited to further expand our presence in the Midwest."

The burger chain, which started on the West Coast, has restaurants throughout the Midwest, including locations in Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Ohio, Michigan, Missouri and Minnesota. The Red Robin restaurant concept has been expanding in the Southwest, Midwest and East Coast and now has restaurants in 24 states as well as Canada's Alberta and British Columbia provinces.