RT is a very attractive takeover candidate. The new board members now have made a financial commitment to RT.
They should be talking to Darden, Yum Brands, Chipotle. They could easily negotiate a sale of RT or a stock deal for about 1/20th of a share of high-priced Chipotle stock.
RT might create a temporary hit on Chiopotle's growth rate but the longer-term benefits in acquiring new CMG locations would be a plus. Also, RT has a concept that is similar to CMG and acquisition by CMG would take a potential competitor out of the game.