Ruth's Chris Steak House Named 'The Best Restaurant in the U.S.' by Robb Report

Ninth annual survey showcases products consumers say are

'The Utmost in Luxury'

May 14, 1997, 01:00 ET from Ruth's Chris Steak House

    METAIRIE, Louis., May 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Ruth's Chris Steak House, today
 was named "The Best Restaurant in the United States" by the world's leading
 authority on luxury lifestyles, Robb Report.  The selection, as voted on by
 the magazine's readers, recognizes Ruth's Chris Steak Houses' commitment to
 quality in fine dining.
     "Ever since I opened the first Ruth's Chris, I have strived to offer the
 finest dining experience anywhere," stated Ruth Fertel, Founder and
 Chairperson of Ruth's Chris Steak House.  "However, to be recognized as 'The
 Best' by our guests and Robb Report readers is truly an honor."
     The just unveiled Ninth Annual Best of the Best issue features 43
 categories reflecting the interests of the Robb Report subscribers.  Some of
 the other products considered to be superlative in each respective category
     -- Champagne -- Cuvee Dom Perignon
     -- Cigar -- Cohiba
     -- Wristwatch -- Rolex
     -- Luxury Car -- Mercedes-Benz S600
     -- Golf Resort -- Pebble Beach, Calif.
     -- Hotel -- The Plaza, New York City
     -- Men's Suit -- Armani
     "This issue is of significant importance to both our readers and the
 category winners," said Daniel J. Phillips, Vice President and Associate
 Publisher for Robb Report.  "To be chosen as 'The Best' is a tribute to the
 quality of each product."
     The "Best of the Best" will appear in the June 1997 issue of Robb Report,
 available at newsstands May 22.
     According to subscriber surveys, Robb Report reader income demographics
 rank as the highest among any consumer magazine in the country.  The average
 income of readers is $755,000 with an average net worth of $3.7 million.  A
 total of 78 percent of the country's billionaires are avid readers of Robb
 Report, as are 63 percent of billionaires worldwide.
     Established in 1965, Ruth's Chris Steak House is the nation's largest
 upscale, fine dining restaurant.  Featuring U.S. Prime beef, hand-cut to order
 and served sizzling in butter, Ruth's Chris has established a reputation for
 excellent food served in an intimate, yet inviting atmosphere.  The Company
 currently operates 59 restaurants in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Puerto
 Rico and Taiwan.
     Photography available.

SOURCE Ruth's Chris Steak House