MARYVILLE Tenn. Ruby Tuesday Inc. has granted franchise rights for 10 units in Los Angeles to RT LA Group LLC, a holding of industry veteran Troy Saldana and two newcomers to the trade. The restaurants are scheduled to be developed during the next five years.
RT is Ruby Tuesday's second franchisee in southern California. The casual chain, based here, had granted development rights to pro football player Junior and the concept's franchisee for Hawaii, Ted Davenport.
Ruby Tuesday operates or franchises more than 900 casual dinnerhouses in 43 states and 15 countries.
RT was formed by Saldana, real estate industry veteran Rob Rittgers and medical industry expatriate David Fish.