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Ruby Tuesday, Inc. to Present at Two Investment Conferences in September


MARYVILLE, Tenn., Sept. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Ruby Tuesday, Inc. (NYSE: RI) will be presenting at two investment conferences during September. The company's Chairman and CEO, Mr. Sandy Beall will be speaking at both conferences. The dates and times of the presentations are as follows:

Friday, September 10, at 11:10 a.m. Central Time - Morgan Keegan Equity Conference to be held in New Orleans. An audio webcast of the presentation will be available over the Internet at http://www.wsw.com/webcast/mk8/ri/ and will also be available at the Company's website: www.rubytuesday.com

Wednesday, September 22, at 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time - Banc of America Securities to be held in San Francisco. An audio webcast of the presentation will be available over the Internet at http://www.veracast.com/webcasts/bas/34th-annual-2004/id36308463.cfm and will also be available at the Company's website: www.rubytuesday.com

Archived replays of the presentations will be available for one week following each of the presentations at www.rubytuesday.com .

Ruby Tuesday, Inc. has Company-owned, and/or franchise Ruby Tuesday brand restaurants in 41 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and 12 foreign countries. As of June 1, 2004, the Company owned and operated 484 Ruby Tuesday restaurants, while domestic and international franchisees operated 216 and 36 (including Hawaii) locations, respectively. Ruby Tuesday, Inc. is traded on the New York Stock Exchange (Symbol: RI).

Special Note Regarding Forward-Looking Information

This press release contains various "forward-looking statements" which represent the Company's expectations or beliefs concerning future events, including the following: future financial performance and unit growth (both Company-owned and franchised), future capital expenditures, future borrowings and repayment of debt, and payment of dividends. The Company cautions that a number of important factors could, individually or in the aggregate, cause actual results to differ materially from those included in the forward-looking statements, including, without limitation, the following: consumer spending trends and habits; mall-traffic trends; increased competition in the casual dining restaurant market; weather conditions in the regions in which Company- owned and franchised restaurants are operated; consumers' acceptance of the Company's development prototypes; laws and regulations affecting labor and employee benefit costs; costs and availability of food and beverage inventory; the Company's ability to attract qualified managers, franchisees and team members; changes in the availability of capital; impact of adoption of new accounting standards; and general economic conditions.

SOURCE Ruby Tuesday, Inc.

CONTACT: Price Cooper of Ruby Tuesday, Inc., +1-865-379-5700
Web site: http://www.rubytuesday.com
http://www.veracast.com/webcasts/bas/34th-annual-2004/id36308463.cfm (RI)