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.




Mushroom Melts

Ruby Tuesday Restaurant Copycat Recipe

2 tablespoons mayonnaise
1/2 lemon, juice of
1/4 cup roasted red pepper, finely chopped
1 garlic clove
4 mushroom caps, portobello large-stem removed
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1/2 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
4 slices red onions
4 buns, whole-grain
1 cup arugula or 1 cup other mixed greens

Heat a grill or grill pan. Combine the mayonnaise, lemon juice, red peppers and garlic. (Puree it, if you like it smooth). Rub the mushrooms with the olive oil, vinegar, Italian seasoning and salt and pepper. Grill, top side down for 2 to 3 minutes, flip and immediately add the cheese. Cook for another 2 to 3 minutes, until the cheese is melted and the mushroom is fully cooked. While the mushrooms are cooking,grill the onions until browned and toast the buns. Top each bun with greens, grilled onions, mushrooms, and the red pepper mayonnaise. Serves 4.

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