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Ruby Tuesday Announces New Texas Franchisee

01/16/2008

MARYVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 16, 2008--Casual dining chain Ruby Tuesday, Inc. today announced the establishment of another Ruby Tuesday franchise in Texas. The agreement with franchisee Bramble Restaurants Ltd. is for the development of four restaurants in the McAllen-Brownsville region in Southeastern Texas.

Ruby Tuesday, Inc., a publicly traded company (NYSE: RT), currently owns, operates and franchises more than 900 casual dining restaurants in the United States and around the world.

David Bramble, the principal owner of Bramble Restaurants, Ltd., is a successful commercial real estate developer as well as an experienced restaurant franchisee.

Richard Flaherty, Ruby Tuesday's Regional Vice President of Franchise Development, said, "We are very excited to have David on board as one of our franchisees. He is an established and successful businessman and restaurateur who is eager to develop our high-quality casual dining brand. We anticipate the opening of the first Ruby Tuesday in the McAllen area within the next twelve months."

About Ruby Tuesday

The Ruby Tuesday concept was born more than 35 years ago, when current Chairman and CEO Sandy Beall opened the first restaurant near the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. Since then, the company has grown to over 900 company-owned and franchised restaurants in 45 states and 12 countries around the world. Ruby Tuesday is aggressively franchising territories in the western United States and in international locations. Ruby Tuesday, Inc. is traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: RT). More information about the company can be found at www.rubytuesday.com.

CONTACT: Ruby Tuesday, Inc.
Rick Johnson, 865-379-5791

SOURCE: Ruby Tuesday, Inc.