RUBY Tuesday has abruptly closed one of its Ohio stores.
Known for its classic burgers and steaks, the casual restaurant has more than 200 locations across the United States.
Ruby Tuesday has closed its store in Troy, Ohio just north of Cincinnati.
The community was notified of the restaurant’s closure by a sign on the closed store door, according to the Springfield News-Sun.
The sign read, “Unfortunately, this location is permanently closed.”
“Thank you for your years of support in the Troy community.”
Added to the sign that customers are invited to try the two closest stores in Sharonville, Ohio and Muncie, Indiana.
Tim Davis, Troy’s director of development, expressed hope that another company would take over the site.
Davis said, “The site of the former Ruby Tuesday is a great location just off Interstate 75 and on our busiest retail corridor.
“Traffic in the area is very high, which is very suitable for another retail user.
“We’re excited about the opportunities this site offers.”
This isn’t the first Ruby Tuesday restaurant in Ohio to close in recent memory.
Two other restaurants in the Dayton area of Ohio closed in 2020 during the pandemic.
According to Reuters, Ruby Tuesday operated over 400 restaurants at the end of 2019 but filed for bankruptcy in 2020.
Chief Executive Officer Shawn Lederman reported that the chain has changed and adjusted its practices.
Lederman said, “Ruby Tuesday is a healthier company now and poised to be more efficient, competitive and stable going forward.”
Founded over 50 years ago, the restaurant is not the only catering business struggling with restaurant closures.
A subway location in Georgia suddenly closed its doors earlier this month.
Customers at the Augusta Exchange mall were greeted with a sign saying the store was closed.