About

Comfortable and Elegant American Hospitality

Driven by Our Passion for Quality and Community

The story of Ruth’s Hospitality Group, Inc. began in 1965 when single-mother Ruth Fertel purchased Chris Steak House to provide a better life for her family. With her love for people, pride in her community and her knack for creating memorable moments, Ruth redefined the steak house category. Today we operate Ruth’s Chris Steak House restaurants around the world while staying true to our founder’s values and our New Orleans roots.

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By the Numbers

We develop and operate fine dining restaurants worldwide under the trade name Ruth’s Chris Steak House. Here are some key stats about our legendary brand:

1965

Founded in New Orleans

150

Locations globally

21

International franchise locations

As of December 27, 2020 • Source 2020 10-K

A Premier Dining Experience

What sets us apart from other restaurants in the industry is our premier steak house brand led by dedicated people delivering delightful dining experiences. We are known for serving high-quality food coupled with high-touch hospitality. Our team-based approach allows us to provide world-class dining experiences tending to every detail from the moment a guest arrives to the moment they leave.

National Awards and Recognition

Our restaurants are well recognized, with multiple Consumer Pick's awards from Nation's Restaurant News, including our most recent as No. 1 for ambiance, with each of our locations reflecting local influence in its design. Additionally, many of our restaurants have earned “Awards of Excellence” from Wine Spectator for our core wine list.

The Secret Behind the Sizzle

A proven, differentiated business model with a history of success, our comprehensive business strategy focuses on delivering a total return to shareholders by maintaining a healthy core, growing with disciplined investments and returning excess capital to shareholders.

Maintaining a Healthy Core

Our people, food and atmosphere are the anchors of our healthy core business. We focus on maintaining a strong business model by growing sales through traffic, managing operating margins and continually redefining the steak house dining experience.

Disciplined Growth

We make disciplined investments in future growth opportunities, targeting 3-5 new company restaurant openings a year. We evaluate new markets to identify the most attractive sales attributes and solid financial returns. Our franchisee program is a point of differentiation that enables system growth without additional company capital.

Return Excess Capital

As we achieve success through our business strategy and operational excellence, we return excess capital to shareholders.

Elevating the Traditional Steak House Experience

Ruth’s Chris Steak House maintains a high level of brand awareness. Guests know they can expect high-quality food, an elevated bar and warm, friendly service whenever they dine at our restaurants.

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Our Revenue Performance in 2020

We group our revenue streams into three categories: restaurant sales, franchise income and other operating income.

  • Restaurant Sales $260,763 93.9%
  • Franchise Income $11,737 4.2%
  • Other Operating Income $5,248 1.9%

As of December 27, 2020 • Source 2020 10-K

For complete information regarding our financials, see our periodic filings.

An Expert, Tenured Team

We are managed and governed by some of the most tenured professionals in the hospitality industry, with proven success in leading restaurant operations. They are focused on the long-term success of our brand and have a balanced approach to growing sales, managing costs and earning a profit.

Exciting and Rewarding Careers in Fine Dining

If you have a passion for hospitality and a desire for a bright future, Ruth’s Hospitality Group or any of our Ruth’s Chris Steak House restaurants might feel like home. Providing our Guests with the best steak house dining experience requires a special kind of person. We are always looking for hard-working and passionate professionals to join our team.

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