Ruby Tuesday banks on Garden Bar

January 6, 2017

Ruby Tuesday fully expects its salad days lie ahead, especially in its signature Garden Bar.

The Maryville, Tenn.-based casual-dining chain is banking on the systemwide relaunch of its Garden Bar on Jan. 17 to help boost traffic and sales, said Lane Cardwell, Ruby Tuesday’s interim CEO and president, in a post-earnings call with analysts Thursday.

“Our Garden Bar adds a level of complexity that our competitors do not have,” Cardwell said. “Because the Garden Bar is not something that can be easily replicated, it remains a unique feature to us and our category and a key competitive differentiator for our