Restaurant industry: 2 Ruth's Chris locations to close

Full story: Orlando Sentinel

T wo Ruth's Chris Steak House restaurants closed last month as their Lake Mary -based parent company struggled with debt and falling revenue.
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Since: Mar 07

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Jun 29, 2009
 
I guess Ruth's Chris took to long to figure out that if you charge someone $40 for a steak, maybe you should give them the sides for free instead of charging $9 for them.

What is all that money you charged people for side items doing for you now?
Deluionole

Altamonte Springs, FL

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Jun 29, 2009
 
420greg wrote:
I guess Ruth's Chris took to long to figure out that if you charge someone $40 for a steak, maybe you should give them the sides for free instead of charging $9 for them.
What is all that money you charged people for side items doing for you now?
Stick with Denny's.
maxfield

Orange City, FL

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Jun 29, 2009
 
Offer a good product at a good price and people will patronize your business.
OVER PRICED

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Jun 29, 2009
 
RC is OVERPRICED and a RIP OFF for all of the extra charges they add on. I have never understood why people pay such prices when with a little preparation and time you can do the same thing at home. Our society is probably going to have to rethink the way they spend their money in the coming years/generations. JMO
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Oviedo, FL

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Jun 29, 2009
 
420greg wrote:
I guess Ruth's Chris took to long to figure out that if you charge someone $40 for a steak, maybe you should give them the sides for free instead of charging $9 for them.
What is all that money you charged people for side items doing for you now?
You are so correct. The market (and people) have spoken. You hear that "pretentious upscale downtown restaraunts?"
King Whiteee

Longwood, FL

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#6
Jun 29, 2009
 
I know it is a steakhouse but try putting in a window or two, and you also might be able to see what you are doing wrong
reviewer

Cocoa, FL

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Jun 29, 2009
 
i prefer texas de brazil
Scott

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Jun 29, 2009
 

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I can go to Texas Roadhouse and enjoy a good steak. With sides all for less than 20 bucks. I'll stick with that.
Ken

Winter Garden, FL

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Jun 29, 2009
 
Beef! Its what is rotting in your colon.
Vegan forever!
grilling my own steaks

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Jun 29, 2009
 
My wife and I ate at a Ruth's Chris in March, 2000 after the company I worked for rewarded their IT department with dinner for 2 for Y2K work the previous year. That's the first and last time I'll ever go there.$165 for 2 steaks, sides, and a couple of cocktails each. That included a 15% gratuity as well. That was NINE years ago! I hate to think what that meal would cost today. Whenever I heard Sean Hannity blabbering about what a wonderful middle class establishment Ruth's Chris is and how often he eats there, I wondered what color the sky is in the world he's living in. It sure as hell isn't my world and we're solid middle class. Ruth's Chris found a niche market when there was plenty of money for people to throw around. Now that times have changed, there is absolutely no reason for any sane person to justify eating there. Ruth's Chris has to adapt to survive or die. It's probably too late for them to change to survive unless they have deep pockets.
JTA

Orlando, FL

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#11
Jun 29, 2009
 
Ruth Chris locations closing, I guess they couldn't get more United States Postal Service Managers 13 thousand dollar dinners. As soon as Congress raises the debt limit for the USPS to borrow more tax payer dollars, they will be back, hang in there Ruth Chris.
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Jun 29, 2009
 
Ken wrote:
Beef! Its what is rotting in your colon.
Vegan forever!
...and a worm, as well.
Gizzo

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Stop being cheap! If you can't afford to eat there go eat at Burger King or something. You get what you pay for. if you want a $10 steak meal Ruth's is not the place for you.
Maxfield

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Jun 29, 2009
 
Gizzo wrote:
Stop being cheap! If you can't afford to eat there go eat at Burger King or something. You get what you pay for. if you want a $10 steak meal Ruth's is not the place for you.
I make delicious Hereford Filet Mignon's I buy at Fresh Market. Don't cost anywhere near $10 and I don't charge for sides.

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San Diego, CA

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Jun 29, 2009
 
I am not surprised to see Ruth Chris suffer closures. They are too out of sight priced for this recession economy.
The FAT Lady

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Jun 29, 2009
 

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RC is just an overrated and overpriced chain.

ITs sort of a TGIFridays for people with delusions of grandeur.

I'm surprised any are still in business.
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Jun 29, 2009
 
Ruth's Chris is a RETARDED name. They need to rebrand.
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I feel it's just a matter of time before this entire chain goes down the tubes. I agree with a previous posting--it's really a TGI Fridays for people who want to convince themselves they are dining in upscale (overpriced) restaurant.
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Jun 29, 2009
 
Bleep wrote:
Ruth's Chris is a RETARDED name. They need to rebrand.
Yeah, I always wondered what it meant, makes no grammatical sense.
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grilling my own steaks wrote:
My wife and I ate at a Ruth's Chris in March, 2000 after the company I worked for rewarded their IT department with dinner for 2 for Y2K work the previous year. That's the first and last time I'll ever go there.$165 for 2 steaks, sides, and a couple of cocktails each. That included a 15% gratuity as well. That was NINE years ago! I hate to think what that meal would cost today. Whenever I heard Sean Hannity blabbering about what a wonderful middle class establishment Ruth's Chris is and how often he eats there, I wondered what color the sky is in the world he's living in. It sure as hell isn't my world and we're solid middle class. Ruth's Chris found a niche market when there was plenty of money for people to throw around. Now that times have changed, there is absolutely no reason for any sane person to justify eating there. Ruth's Chris has to adapt to survive or die. It's probably too late for them to change to survive unless they have deep pockets.
Just one bit of the Hannity propaganda machine. Another strike for the leprechaun. Thick, juicy steaks are one reason Hannity looks so unhealthy, like death warmed over.

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