Ruby Tuesday Theory
I think it says something good about Houston that almost all of the Ruby Tuesday restaurants have closed down.
Based on my limited U.S. travels I've noticed that if a Ruby Tuesday is shut down, there is generally some good food available nearby. If the Ruby Tuesday is crowded, drive to the next town.
Anyone else notice this, or have I been driving too long without a break?
This actually applies to other chains, that once in my youthful folly I enjoyed, such as On The Border. Pulled out of Houston, but was one of the new arrivals in Raleigh, N.C. several years ago when I visited. I think the Landry's and related chains should be the next to go...seriously mundane food when you look past the atmosphere.
I was at a Ruby Tuesday's outside Boston. It was late at night, we wanted a snack before bed, and it was the closest place to the hotel.
Well, we ordered soup, which was cold, and cheesecake, which was hot (they had to microwave it because it was frozen). Never laughed so hard in my life.
Well you're all wrong. They pulled out of TX because they bought back some of their franchises. But with 850 restaurants, it's barely a blip on the radar.
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