Today, January 22nd, is National Blondie Brownie Day and I understand that Ruby Tuesday makes a delicious one!    To help you find a Ruby Tuesday near your here is a directory and map of Ruby Tuesdays to help you find your way.

In addition here is a short profile about Ruby Tuesday

Where does the name Ruby Tuesday come from:   It’s named after the te Rolling Stones hit single of the same name.  The name was suggested to founder Sandy Beall by Bob Hope. According to Keith Richards in a 1971 Rolling Stone interview, he wrote the song Ruby Tuesday  in a Los Angeles hotel room in early 1966 about a groupie; Keith Richards also said that it was about Linda Keith, his girlfriend in the mid-1960s.

Year established: 1972

First Store Location: Next door to The University’s Knoxville campus; the building still stands but the restaurant has closed.

Number of Restaurants: 588 (January 2016)

Sales: $1.2 billion (FY ’15)

Creation Story: Founded in 1972 by Sandy Beall and 4  of his fraternity brothers from the University of Tennessee

Geographic Area Served:  Ruby Tuesday is predominately an east of the Mississippi river franchise. They do have restaurants in all 50 states except Alaska and Montana.

Entree with the Most Calories: Colossal Burger (1,697 calories)

Entree with the Least Calories: Plain Grilled Chicken (190 calories)

National Day Food to Order:  Blondie with Ice Cream (1,111 calories), National Blondie Brownie Day, January 22st

Notorious Activity at a Ruby Tuesday:

 Earl Ringo Jr., 40, killed delivery driver Dennis Poyser and manager trainee JoAnna Baysinger at a Ruby Tuesday restaurant in Columbia, Missouri on  July 4, 1998.  Poyser and Baysinger were killed by gunshots at point blank range. Earl Ringo was executed September 10th, 2014 at 12:22 a.m. by lethal injection and pronounced dead at 12:31 a.m.

A car crashed into the side of a Ruby Tuesday restaurant in Spotsylvania, Virginia  and hit several tables on January 13th 2016.  An elderly male customer was taken to the hospital. The cause of the accident was not reported.