Ruth's Chris Steakhouse is much more than a world-famous restaurant. There's a story behind the restaurant, all played out on the logo. The story began in New Orleans in 1965 with a single mother, Ruth Fertel, who purchased Chris Steakhouse in hopes of putting her sons through college, employing similarly disadvantaged single mothers all the while. The new management attracted frequents the likes of Fats Domino, thanks to whom the restaurant became a franchise a decade later.
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