Ruby Tuesday, Inc. is a leading company in the bar-and-grill category of the U.S. casual dining restaurant industry. From its original location in Knoxville, Tennessee, the Ruby Tuesday chain has grown to more than 700 units in about 40 states primarily in the Southeast, Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, and Midwest. Nearly 500 of the outlets are company owned with the remainder being franchised. Entrees, ranging in price from $6.49 to $16.99, include ribs, chicken, steak, seafood, pasta, burgers, and sandwiches, and the menu also features soups, a salad bar, and desserts. The restaurants also offer food for carry-out via the company's "curb-side to-go" initiative. Ruby Tuesday's relatively small but expanding international operations include about three dozen franchised restaurants in about a dozen countries.



Mexican Nightmare Cocktail

Ruby Tuesday Copycat Recipe

1 oz Jose Cuervo Tequila
1 oz Jagermeister

Glass: shot

Magnifico Cocktails

Margarita Magnifico 

1.5 oz1800 Reposado Tequila
.5 oz Grand Marnier
4 oz. Margarita Mix
.25 oz Lime Juice

Glass: Chilled Martini Glass
Technique: Shake & Strain
Rimmer: Salt Rim (Optional)
Shaker: Yes
Garnish: Lime Wedge

For blue margaritas and MEGARitas, replace the Triple Sec liqueur with Blue

MEGARita Magnifico 

3 oz 1800 Reposado Tequila
1 oz Triple Sec
10 oz Margarita Mix
1 oz Grand Marnier (float)
.25 oz Lime Juice

Glass: 32 oz Weiss Goblet
Technique: Tumble
Rimmer: Salt Rim (Optional)
Shaker: No
Garnish: Lime Wedge

Mochatini Cocktail


1.5 oz Absolut Vanilla Vodka
1.5 oz Starbucks Coffee Liqueur

Glass: Chilled Martini Glass
Technique: Shake & Strain
Rimmer: None
Shaker: Yes
Garnish: Drizzle glass with .5 oz of chocolate syrup (try a circular
formation) & and drop a cherry in the center of the glass

Ruby Runner Cocktail

Ruby Tuesday Copycat Recipe

1.25 oz Malibu Coconut Rum
.5 oz Blackberry Brandy
.5 oz Creme De Banana
equal Pinapple Juice & portions Orange Juice
.5 oz Grenadine
.25 oz Bacardi Select (float)

The best way to make this drink is to combine all ingredients (except Bacardi). Add the Bacardi after tumbling.

Glass: Frosted Pint Glass
Technique: Tumble
Rimmer: None
Shaker: No
Garnish: Orange Wedge & Cherry Speared

Consumers Favorite Casual Dining Restaurants

Consumers named Cheesecake Factory their favorite casual dining restaurant in a survey that Market Force, the customer intelligence solutions firm, released last month. Market Force polled more than 1,600 consumers to learn their takes on casual restaurants in five different categories: breakfast, steak, Italian, seafood, and general menu.

Survey respondents ranked chains by considering service, food quality, and value. Cracker Barrel topped the ranks on service, while consumers pointed to Red Robin as the most kid friendly restaurant. Other runners up to Cheesecake Factory in the general menu category were Ruby TuesdayBuffalo Wild Wings, and Chili's.

Offering good value and having good specials also piqued consumers' interest.TGI Friday's topped the chart for presenting good value for the money, while survey takers nodded to Chili's as the best casual dining restaurant when it comes to value, promotions, and coupons.

Rounding out the favorites were

Maggiano's (Italian restaurant)
The Capital Grille (favorite steakhouse)
Pappadeux (favorite seafood restaurant)
Mimi's (favorite breakfast restaurant)


Ruby Tuesday has offered a variety of flatbreads on the menu

  • BBQ Chicken Flatbread - Crispy crust with BBQ chicken, red onions, fresh cilantro, and smoky cheddar cheese.
  • California Chicken Flatbread
  • 4 Cheese Bianca Flatbread
  • 6 Cheese and Tomato Flatbread - Crispy crust topped with tomato basil sauce and a six cheese  Italian blend.
  • Black and Blue Flatbread
  • Shrimp Po Bo Flatbread - Fried Popcorn Shrimp, Parmesan cream sauce, and a spicy blend of green peppers, onions, mushrooms, bacon, and andouille sausage. All topped with a drizzle of creamy chipotle sauce.


Macaroni Salad

Ruby Tuesday Copycat Recipe

8 ounces macaroni, cooked and drained
8 ounces ham, 1/4 inch cubed, about 2 cups
8 ounces sharp cheddar cheese, 1/4 inch cubed
1 (10-oz.) package frozen peas, cooked and drained

3/4 cup sour cream
3/4 cup mayonnaise (not salad dressing)
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/2 cup grated Parmesan or Romano cheese
2 teaspoons dried tarragon
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Combine all the salad ingredients in a big bowl. In a smaller bowl, mix the dressing ingredients. Pour the dressing over the macaroni mix and toss to blend well. Cover and refrigerate several hours or overnight.

Mediterranean Pasta Salad

Ruby Tuesday Copycat Recipe

Serves 4-6

1 lb pasta (linguine, farfalle, penne, your choice)
1 1/2 cups chopped fresh spinach
1 cup julienne red onions
1/2 cup black olives, chopped
3/4 cup medium dice roasted red peppers
1/2 cup feta cheese crumbles
1/4 cup grated fresh Parmesan cheese

3/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup basil pesto
3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley (for garnish)

Cook pasta according to pkg directions; drain. Place spinach, red onions and olives in a mixing bowl. Add the pasta, red peppers, feta and Parmesan.

In a separate bowl, combine the oil and pesto and whisk until you have a smooth, consistent texture for the dressing. Fold this dressing with the salad ingredients gently to ensure all items are well incorporated. Garnish with parsley to serve.