Ruby Tuesday Inc. is an American multinational foodservice retailer that owns, operates, and franchises Ruby Tuesday restaurants. The concept was started in 1972 by Samuel E. (Sandy) Beall III.
The corporation was formed in 1996 as a reincorporation of Morrison Restaurants Inc. They are headquartered in Maryville, Tennessee, and have 736 locations worldwide.
Their flagship brand is an American American cuisine casual dining restaurant chain with locations in throughout the eastern half of the United States as far west as Dallas, Kansas City and Minneapolis, with its greatest density of loca ...
tions along the eastern coast of the United States. It previously had locations in the western U.S. but those have closed and the number of locations in the Great Plains region, including Chicago, has also been reduced in recent years. In 2016, Ruby Tuesday sold the rights to the Lime Fresh Mexican Grill to an undisclosed buyer in an attempt to refocus on the main Ruby Tuesday brand. The company has closed all locations of Wok Hay and Marlin and Ray's. Additionally, they hold development rights to Truffles Grill.