Client and Need

  • Red Robin specializes in casual dining restaurants internationally
  • Their current website was only capable of handling just over 1,100 concurrent users and was not scalable
  • Needed to rebuild their Loyalty website
  • Desired help in understanding and making the most of the Heroku cloud platform. Heroku (which runs in the AWS cloud) provides a PaaS (Platform as a Service) environment for running the Enterprise Java application. Heroku allows the Client to reduce their management overhead by eliminating servers and focus on solving their business problems


  • Provided technical leadership, enterprise Java and consultants.
  • Assisted with evaluating the current site, writing requirements, and selecting a new runtime environment (Heroku).
  • Supported in the process of deployment methodologies and development on the replacement site.

Value Added

  • Overall, Statêra helped Red Robin to provide a higher value Loyalty Web Application
  • Created an entirely new DevOps/QA/Deployment methodology based on current best practices.
  • Automated the application’s test suites
  • Provided guidance to team members during transition to agile development methodology
  • Increased performance of the site from just over 1,100 concurrent users to over 40,000 concurrent users
  • Implemented automatic scaling to assist with dynamic changes in user load