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Ruby Tuesday Now Brings Its Fresh Garden Bar To You


MARYVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 28, 2007--Ruby Tuesday, Inc. (NYSE: RI), one of the nation's leading casual dining restaurant companies, is now delivering a version of its famous garden-fresh salad bar as part of its catering program. The Delivered Fresh Garden Bar is a smaller version of Ruby Tuesday's signature Garden Bar that is set up by Ruby Tuesday catering employees at businesses, physicians' offices, community events, and other gatherings.

The catered salad bar has a presentation similar to that at the restaurant and offers many of the same choices of fresh salad greens and other produce, along with familiar toppings and dressings. It serves up to 15 guests and is now available from all Ruby Tuesday restaurants.

"It is a unique point of difference from other restaurant offerings and very convenient," said Rick Johnson, Senior Vice President of Ruby Tuesday. "Being able to deliver our garden-fresh salad bar with so many choices and combinations is a great plus, and we think it's going to be more and more popular," he added.

Guests can select a regular Delivered Fresh Garden Bar or a premium Delivered Fresh Garden Bar, which includes more salad items. Add-ons such as shrimp, chicken, or cookies may also be included for an additional charge. The set-up comes complete with utensils, plates, napkins - everything needed at the location of your choice.

Six years ago, Ruby Tuesday launched its Curbside To Go program, which now accounts for approximately 6 to 7 percent of the company's sales. "Making food available for guests to enjoy outside our dining rooms is part of our ongoing initiatives to better serve our guests and make their lives a little easier," Johnson said. "It's a continually evolving process of offering our fresh, great-tasting food in more ways in more locations."

For more information about the Ruby Tuesday Delivered Fresh Garden Bar, please contact your local Ruby Tuesday restaurant or visit www.rubytuesday.com.

About Ruby Tuesday

The Ruby Tuesday concept was born more than 30 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 43 states and 15 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: RI). 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.