Ruby Tuesday Franchise Names New SVP Brand Development

MARYVILLE, Tenn. (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Ruby Tuesday, a leading casual dining restaurant, has named Dan Dillon its Senior Vice President of Brand Development. He was most recently at OSI Restaurant Partners, where he served as Chief Marketing Officer of the Outback Steakhouse chain of restaurants.

In his new role with Ruby Tuesday, Dillon oversees brand strategy, development, marketing, research, culinary and purchasing.

He previously served as Senior Vice President of Portfolio Strategy for The Coca-Cola Company and held marketing posts at ConAgra Foods and the H.J. Heinz Company.

"We are excited to have Dan join our leadership team," said Sandy Beall, Founder and CEO of Ruby Tuesday. "He brings extensive experience in building powerful brands, and we look forward to building on the strength and value of his previous successes."

Ruby Tuesday, Inc. has Company-owned and/or franchised Ruby Tuesday brand restaurants in 46 states, the District of Columbia, Guam, and 14 foreign countries. As of June 1, 2010, the Company owned and operated 656 Ruby Tuesday restaurants, while domestic and international franchisees (including Hawaii and Guam) operated 165 and 58 restaurants, respectively. Ruby Tuesday, Inc. is traded on the New York Stock Exchange (Symbol: RT).

A FRESH NEW RUBY TUESDAY

SOURCE: Ruby Tuesday, Inc.

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