Orlando, Fla. – Ruby Tuesday, Inc. will open a new regional office in Orlando. The expansion will create 45 jobs and a capital investment of $250,000 to the region.
Founded in 1972, Ruby Tuesday is a national casual dining chain with more than 40,000 company and franchise team members. Ruby Tuesday’s new regional office will provide support to its restaurant teams and will include positions in the marketing, finance, development and IT fields.
JJ Buettgen, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer said, “We are incredibly appreciative of the partnership with Governor Scott and the team at Enterprise Florida. The new regional office will serve as a great complement to our Restaurant Support Center in Tennessee, allowing us to continue focusing on our brand transformation efforts.”
This project was made possible by the close partnerships between Enterprise Florida, the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, the City of Orlando and the Orlando Economic Development Commission.
“We are very excited to welcome Ruby Tuesday to Orlando as they join the growing list of companies with regional or national headquarters who call our phenomenal area home.” said Rick Weddle, president and CEO of the Orlando Economic Development Commission.
Florida Governor Rick Scott was also in attendance for the announcement.
“Today’s announcement that Ruby Tuesday will open up a new office in Florida is exciting news, and moves us one step closer to achieving our goal of becoming the global destination for jobs,” Scott said.
“Since I took office, I have worked to diversify our economy, revitalize Downtown and support arts, culture and entertainment amenities to create a City that offers a high quality of life for everyone who lives, works and plays in Orlando,” said Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer. “It is rewarding to see that these investments are paying off, with national corporations, like Ruby Tuesday, expanding their investment in Orlando and bringing not only 45 jobs for our residents, but also continuing to make a significant economic impact in our community.”