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Ruby Tuesday to Unveil a Series of Tesla Supercharger Stations


World’s fastest electric vehicle charging technology is beginning to roll-out at select Ruby Tuesday locations to enable free long distance travel for Tesla drivers

MARYVILLE, TN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun. 30, 2016-- Ruby Tuesday, Inc. (NYSE: RT) is set to open a series of Tesla Supercharger Stations. The first station recently opened at the Ruby Tuesday location in Miner, Mo., on E. Malone Avenue, with additional stations at other Ruby Tuesday locations currently in the planning stages or under construction. The company is proud to host a rapidly growing network of Tesla Supercharger Stations across the United States.

“We’re thrilled to partner with Tesla Motors to offer our guests a place where they can charge their Tesla vehicle while enjoying a delicious meal,” stated David Skena, chief marketing officer of Ruby Tuesday. “Expanding the Supercharger network to include Ruby Tuesday is good for both Tesla owners and our restaurants alike. We look forward to deepening our relationship with Tesla and opening additional Supercharger Stations in Ruby Tuesday markets around the country in the near future.”

Superchargers are strategically placed to allow owners to drive from station to station with minimal stops. Superchargers allow Tesla drivers to travel up to 270 miles, take a dining break at Ruby Tuesday and get back on the road at full charge. The Tesla Supercharger is substantially more powerful than any existing charging technology, providing up to 120 kilowatts of power and replenishing up to 170 miles of range in 30 minutes.

The Tesla Supercharger Station at Ruby Tuesday’s Miner location is now hosted on Tesla’s interactive webpage and in-vehicle navigation. Tesla owners can use the 17” touch screens in their cars to easily plan trips and locate the property.

Ruby Tuesday is driven by uncompromising freshness, quality and gracious hospitality designed to delight each and every guest. For more information, including full menu offerings and restaurant directions, please visit www.rubytuesday.com.

About Ruby Tuesday

Ruby Tuesday, Inc. owns and franchises Ruby Tuesday brand restaurants. As of March 1, 2016, there were 729 Ruby Tuesday restaurants in 44 states, 13 foreign countries, and Guam. Of those restaurants, we owned and operated 649 Ruby Tuesday restaurants and franchised 80 Ruby Tuesday restaurants, comprised of 28 domestic and 52 international restaurants. Our corporate-owned and operated restaurants are concentrated primarily in the Southeast, Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, and Midwest of the United States, which we consider to be our core markets. For more information about Ruby Tuesday, please visit www.rubytuesday.com. Ruby Tuesday, Inc. is traded on the New York Stock Exchange (Symbol: RT).

About Tesla

Tesla Motors' (NASDAQ: TSLA) goal is to accelerate the world's transition to sustainable energy with a full range of increasingly affordable electric cars. California-based Tesla designs and manufactures electric vehicles, as well as renewable energy storage. Tesla has delivered nearly 120,000 electric vehicles to customers worldwide.

For a current map of Tesla Superchargers, visit: http://www.teslamotors.com/findus/supercharger.

Source: Ruby Tuesday, Inc.

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