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.




Stuffed Mushrooms

Ruby Tuesday Copycat Recipe

Serves 4

1 head garlic
3 tablespoons olive oil, plus
1 teaspoon olive oil
16 mushrooms (2 inch diameter)
1 teaspoon butter
3/4 cup fine fresh sourdough breadcrumbs
1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
1 1/2 teaspoons chopped fresh rosemary
vegetable oil cooking spray
fresh rosemary (to garnish) (optional)

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Peel outer papery skin from garlic head. Cut off top 1/3" to expose garlic cloves. Place garlic head, cut side up, in small ramekin. Drizzle 1 1/2 Tablespoons oil over garlic head. Wrap ramekin in double thickness of foil. Place in oven; roast garlic for 30 minutes. Open top of foil, exposing garlic, continue to roast garlic until golden (about 20 minutes). Remove from oven and cool.

Cut out mushroom stems; chop stems finely. Melt butter with 1 teaspoon oil in heavy medium skillet over medium-high heat. Add chopped stems; saute until beginning to release juices (about 3 minutes). Add breadcrumbs; stir until crumbs are toasted (about 5 minutes). Remove skillet from heat. Mix in parsley and chopped rosemary. Separate roasted garlic into cloves and peel; reserve oil. Using fork, finely mash enough garlic in bowl to measure 1 1/2 Tablespoons. Mix in reserved oil. Stir garlic mixture into chopped mushroom mixture. Season with salt and pepper.

Line large baking sheet with foil, spray with oil spray. Brush mushroom caps with 1 1/2 Tablespoons oil.
Place rounded side down on prepared sheet. Lightly salt mushrooms. Spoon filling into mushrooms, mounding in center.Cover& chill. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Bake mushrooms uncovered until tender (about 20 minutes). Arrange on platter; garnish with rosemary sprigs, if desired.

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