Ruth’s Chris Steak House is a chain of upper scale restaurants and is the largest luxury steak house of its kind in the U.S. Founded in 1927 in New Orleans by Chris Matulich, Chris Steak House was located near the Fairgrounds race track. Ruth Fertel purchased the restaurant in 1965 and renamed it. Fertel’s original staff was made up of single mothers because Fertel believed they worked harder to support their families. The company began franchising in 1977.
Today, Ruth’s Chris Steak House has 130 locations and employs approximately 6,100 persons full time. The company continues to add new locations, such as the one located inside Harrah’s Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, in 2013 and Denver, Colorado, that same year. There are also plans to open locations in China.
Most locations are open for dinner only. The company also offers catering and wedding services.