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Ruby Tuesday Unveils Enhanced Garden Bar in Charlotte


Company now offering Charlotte-area guests a new and improved Garden Bar perfect for salad lovers looking for a fresh and tasty bite

MARYVILLE, TN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul. 12, 2016-- With consumer demand for healthy, customizable salad options continually on the rise, Ruby Tuesday today unveiled an enhanced create your own Garden Bar now available for guests in the Charlotte market.

After conducting its first test in the Atlanta market earlier this year, Ruby Tuesday gathered key customer feedback and has engineered additional improvements to its Garden Bar offering, which now includes 52 fresh ingredients, ranging from fresh greens, raw vegetable toppings, roasted vegetables, marinated vegetables, crispy toppings, as well as hummus, dips and fruits. The Company also introduced a line of eight new house made salad dressings that are naturally gluten free and utilize only the freshest ingredients to ensure great taste and high quality.

“Our Garden Bar is our signature offering and has been a big differentiator for the Ruby Tuesday brand for more than 40 years,” stated JJ Buettgen, President and CEO of Ruby Tuesday. “Half of our guests use the Garden Bar at every visit, which is not a surprise considering consumer trends clearly indicate a desire for fresh, healthy options. We believe our refreshed Garden Bar gives our guests in the Charlotte market a reason to come back to visit us time and time again.”

Perfect as an entrée or a side, the enhanced Ruby Tuesday Garden Bar has something for everyone to enjoy and fill their plate. It is completely customizable to meet every dietary preference with farmer’s market quality ingredients, fresh favorites and seasonal sides all available with unlimited trips for just $9.99. Guests may also add the Garden Bar to any entrée for $3.99.

Ruby Tuesday also offers a Kids Eat Free program every Tuesday night from 5pm to close – one FREE kid’s entrée with one adult entrée purchase. Guests are encouraged to join the company’s So Connected email club to receive a FREE appetizer upon sign up, exclusive news, offers and a FREE burger on your birthday. Follow Ruby Tuesday on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @RubyTuesday.

About Ruby Tuesday, Inc.

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).

Source: Ruby Tuesday, Inc.

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