Maryville, TN  (RestaurantNews.com)  Ruby Tuesday, Inc. (the “Company”) announced today that it had priced a private offering to eligible purchasers of $250 million of 7 5/8% Senior Notes due 2020 (the “Notes”) at an offering price of 98.536% of the…

Maryville, TN  (RestaurantNews.com)  Ruby Tuesday, Inc. (the “Company”) announced today that it had commenced a private offering to eligible purchasers of Senior Notes due 2020 (the “Notes”). The proceeds from the sale of the Notes will be used to repay…

Ruby Tuesday has announced plans to acquire Lime Fresh Mexican Grill for a purchase price of $24 million. The transaction, which represents the brand’s intellectual property rights and the assets of seven company-owned restaurants as well as the royalties from…

Quarterly Highlights Include: Announced Plans to Acquire Lime Fresh Mexican Grill® Launched New Television Advertising Campaign Increased Projected Annualized Cost Savings to $40 Million Announced Fourth Quarter Plans to Close 25 to 27 Underperforming Restaurants Maryville, TN  (RestaurantNews.com)  Ruby Tuesday,…

Maryville, TN  (RestaurantNews.com)  Ruby Tuesday, Inc. (NYSE: RT) announced today that Marguerite N. Duffy, its Chief Financial Officer, will retire from her position effective as of June 5, 2012. The Company is commencing a search for her successor. A long-time…

Ruby Tuesday has reported financial results for the fiscal third quarter ended March 1, 2011. Highlights for the third quarter of 2011 compared to the third quarter of 2010 include: Same-restaurant sales decreased 1.2% at Company-owned Ruby Tuesday restaurants, with…

Ruby Tuesday, Inc. (NYSE: RT) today reported financial results for the fiscal second quarter ended November 30, 2010. Highlights for the second quarter of 2011 compared to the second quarter of 2010 include: Positive same-restaurant sales of 4.2% at Company-owned…

America’s appetite for eating out is starting to rumble again. Three years after the $580 billion restaurant industry saw its harshest downturn in decades, there are signals that the worst may be over for an industry that suffered as people…

Ruby Tuesday announced today that all its 674 company-owned restaurants are now smoke-free. This effort is another step the brand is taking to provide a more enjoyable dining experience for its guests and promote wellness for its team members. Ruby…

Ruby Tuesday’s was hit hard by the recession, leading some to believe the company would not survive.  Well, they made it.  The company announced that after stocks reached an all-time low in March 2009, shares have increased by 72% so…

In a bid to restart its growth, restaurant company Ruby Tuesday (RT) is going off its time-tested menu: Rather than expand its eponymous flagship chain, the company will make forays into Mexican, barbecue, and seafood dining it expects to be…

Ruby Tuesday Inc.’s (RT) plan to operate other brands, including a competitor to Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. (CMG) in the rapidly growing fast-casual space, comes as the restaurant company faces waning growth for its namesake brand as well higher costs…

Ruby Tuesday, Inc. (NYSE: RT) today reported financial results for the fiscal first quarter ended August 31, 2010. Highlights for the first quarter of 2011 compared to the first quarter of 2010 include: Positive same-restaurant sales of 1.2% at Company-owned…

Ruby Tuesday is making it easier to eat healthy while dining out, with the addition of lunch salads, more seafood, and new choices on the Fresh Garden Bar. In addition, a new “Fit & Trim” symbol appears next to items…

Ruby Tuesday is increasing its franchised restaurant presence in Hawaii. RT Hawaii Restaurants, Inc. plans to open three new Ruby Tuesday restaurants within the next three years; the first restaurant is slated to open in June 2011. Principal investors in…

DineEquity, Inc. has reached an agreement to sell 63 Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar restaurants to Apple American Group for $32 million.  The units are located in Minnesota and Wisconsin.  Apple American, Applebee’s largest franchisee, currently owns and operates 206…

Four years ago, the typical Ruby Tuesday had Tiffany lamps and roller skates hanging on the walls and sold lots of burgers and beer. Now, the company is trying to cope with the decline of the “fast casual” dining category…

They are huge in the US, but few British diners have heard of Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG) or Ruby Tuesday (RT). But all this is about to change as the restaurant chains join Taco Bell in a three-pronged US attack…

Ruby Tuesday, Inc. (NYSE: RT) today announced that same-restaurant sales for Company-owned restaurants were -0.8% to -1.0% in the third quarter ended March 2, 2010, compared to the same quarter of the prior year. Severe weather during the quarter is…

Goodbye, old Ruby Tuesday. Known for decades for its casual burger-and-salad restaurants, the nearly 40-year-old chain has undergone an aggressive $100 million makeover that started just before the recession sapped many restaurant companies of their earnings. But finally, analysts say,…