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Cheap Buzz: Ruby Tuesday

Ruby Tuesday has been duking it out with T.G.I. Friday's in strip mall parking lots for decades. And if you had to ask me, I'd say Ruby Tuesday is winning. Like Boston Market, Ruby Tuesday's has decided, despite the poor economic times, to up the ante. Founder Sandy Beall has poured $100 million into his restaurants, hoping to revitalize the brand. As noted in the New York Times, the furniture is nicer now—all leather and dark wood—and the menu features "fancy" fare. So, have the cocktails kept up with the upgrade? In this edition of Cheap Buzz, we decided to find out. More

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