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Press Release – Ruth’s Chris Opening in Grand Rapids…..

September 8, 2011

…..on September 12th.

There….now all you people finding this blog looking for that date, you’ve got your answer….

….anyone want to buy me dinner? 🙂

Ruth’s Chris Steak House Set to Open in Grand Rapids on Sept.12

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Sept. 7, 2011 – Ruth’s Hospitality Group (Nasdaq: RUTH) is pleased to announce the upcoming opening of its newest restaurant in Grand Rapids, MI on Sept. 12. The venue, which marks the 132nd for the brand and the second in Michigan, is locally owned and operated by the Amway Hotel Corporation and situated in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids in the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel. Reservations are currently being accepted.

“Ruth’s Chris is an internationally recognized company and we are thrilled to bring this dining experience to Grand Rapids,” said Joe Tomaselli, president of the Amway Hotel Corporation. “This restaurant is another keystone to the development of the downtown area, and the brand is well aligned with our hotel’s philosophy, quality and service.”
Guests in Grand Rapids will now be able to enjoy New Orleans-inspired appetizers, the finest U.S.D.A. Prime steaks, fresh seafood and classic desserts, all complemented by an award-winning wine list. Ruth’s Chris Steak House Grand Rapids seats 200 people, and is designed to create a variety of smaller areas including an open bar area to see and be seen in, the Captain’s Table to celebrate special events and three private dining rooms to seal the next business deal. The three elegant private rooms boast state-of-the-art media and satellite capabilities, and can seat 70 people when combined, a perfect location for off-site business meetings.

Designed by the team of Gooch Design Studio from Chicago and Concept Design Group from Grand Rapids, Ruth’s Chris Steak House Grand Rapids captures the flare of a contemporary New York steak house with hidden treasures and surprises around every corner. Ruth’s Chris has a special vibe and edge, while also possessing a traditional character, exemplified by the red, black and cream colors contrasting with a smoky, mysterious and fun forward-looking aesthetic.

Michael O’Donnell, chairman of the board, president and chief executive officer of Ruth’s Hospitality Group, Inc. added, “Grand Rapids is a strong addition to our worldwide group of restaurants. I am pleased that we will have a presence in this successful market, and a great partnership with the Amway Hotel Corporation. I know they will continue Ruth’s legacy of service and hospitality as they introduces us to the citizens of Grand Rapids.”

Ruth’s Chris Steak House Grand Rapids is located at 187 Monroe Ave. NW, and is open for dinner Monday through Saturday from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., and the bar is open until midnight Monday through Thursday, and until 1 a.m. Friday and Saturday.
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