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.




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.

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