Not just another chain restaurant
Original post made on Mar 21, 2014
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on Mar 21, 2014 at 12:23 pm
Ugh, can't stand P.J. Bland and have no desire to support anything its founder is doing.
on Mar 21, 2014 at 3:40 pm
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"Co-founder Paul Fleming was also a founding partner of the Fleming's steakhouse chain ... Ruth's Chris Steakhouses and others."
Ruth's Chris was famously the creation, solely, of New Orleans chemist and divorced mother-of-two Ruth Fertel, who bought (1965) the struggling Chris Steakhouse and ran it, its successors, and later the chain franchise program, for 34 years, changing the name to Ruth's Chris after the first relocation, and commencing franchises in 1977. Fertel is a historic figure in US restaurant history.
Paul Fleming became one of the franchisees, opening his first Ruth's Chris in 1984, by which time the Ruth's Chris chain was already established in the US. He (like any franchisee) could reasonably claim to be a founding partner of chain locations in which he personally was involved, but the phrasing I quoted above from the article may be misleading.
on Mar 21, 2014 at 5:55 pm
It's a nice room, the service is impeccable and the wine list and cocktails are excellent as well. However, on the night we dined there, three of the four entrees were really, really bad. Overcooked fish (2) and bland, flavorless pasta. I may go back for lunch to see if that was an anomaly, but won't be back for dinner anytime soon.