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Encyclopedia > Ruth's Chris Steakhouse

Ruth's Chris Steak House is a chain of over 85 steakhouses across the United States and around the world, most known today for being an upscale attraction, a departure from the prices in the chain as recently as twenty years ago. The restaurant's signature is serving "Prime" Steaks that are seared at 1800 degrees Fahrenheit and served on plates heated to 500 degrees Fahrenheit (260 Celsius). A tablespoon of butter is added just before the plates leave the kitchen to make them sizzle. This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ...

The chain was founded by Ruth Fertel, a single mother of two, in 1965, after she bought the existing Chris Steak House in New Orleans. In buying the restaurant, Fertel had to agree that the restaurant keep the "Chris" name. After the original establishment burned down, she renamed it Ruth's Chris, and started to franchise the restaurant in the 1970s. By the time Fertel was legally allowed to change the name, the chain had become famous in many places across the country, and decided in the end to keep the name. Ruth Fertel (February 2, 1927 - April 16, 2002) is the founder of Ruths Chris Steak Houses. ... 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (link goes to calendar). ... New Orleans (local pronunciations: , , or ) (French: La Nouvelle-Orléans, pronounced in standard French accent) is a major U.S. port city and the largest city in the U.S. state of Louisiana. ... The 1970s in its most obvious sense refers to the decade between 1970 and 1979. ...

The chain has received paid endorsements from several celebrities, including Sean Hannity and Rush Limbaugh. Sean Hannity. ... Rush Limbaugh. ...

In 2005, the chain — now a publicly-traded company (NYSE symbol: RUTH) — was forced to move its corporate headquarters to Orlando, Florida because of the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina. No plans to move back to the New Orleans area have been announced. Two of the chain's locations in the New Orleans area were forced to close because of the storm. 2005 (MMV) is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... New York Stock Exchange (June 2003) The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) is one of the largest stock exchanges in the world. ... Skyline of Orlando at night, from across Lake Eola The city of Orlando is the county seat of Orange County, Florida. ... Hurricane Katrina was the eleventh named tropical storm, fourth hurricane, third major hurricane, and first Category 5 hurricane of the 2005 Atlantic hurricane season. ...

External link

  • Ruth's Chris Official Site



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