Ruby Tuesday (restaurant)

restaurant chain

Ruby Tuesday is an American multinational foodservice retailer. It has 209 restaurants.[1] It was founded in 1972 by Samuel E. (Sandy) Beall III.[2][3] Its greatest density of sites is along the eastern coast of the United States (aside from Boston) as it closed several locations in the Great Basin and Great Plains regions, including Chicago, in recent years.[4][5]


  1. Day, Cassandra (4 February 2022). "Texas Roadhouse to replace Ruby Tuesday in Cromwell — in two years". The Middletown Press. Archived from the original on 24 April 2024. Retrieved 24 April 2024. Ruby Tuesday now has 209 locations, the site said.
  2. Romeo, Peter (9 October 2020). "Bankruptcy caps a long and twisty history for Ruby Tuesday". Restaurant Business. Retrieved 24 April 2024. Ruby Tuesday was founded in 1972 by a University of Tennessee student named Sandy Beall.
  3. Boyington, Amy (20 October 2020). "The Untold Truth Of Ruby Tuesday". Mashed. Retrieved 24 April 2024. In 1972, an ambitious University of Tennessee student named Sandy Beall opened the first Ruby Tuesday restaurant in Knoxville.
  4. Bomey, Nathan (7 October 2020). "Ruby Tuesday files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection: 185 restaurants closed". USA TODAY. Retrieved 24 April 2024.
  5. Jiang, Irene (8 July 2020). "Ruby Tuesday has quietly closed over 150 restaurants since late January. Here's the list of closures". Business Insider. Retrieved 24 April 2024.