Ruby Tuesday, Inc., is one of the leading casual dining restaurants throughout the United States and the world. The company is one of the largest public companies in the grill and bar category of casual dining. Ruby Tuesday has more than 800 company owned and franchised restaurants throughout the world. The company has in excess of 40,000 employees in its various locations. Ruby Tuesday was founded in 1972 by five students from the University of Tennessee. The company is publicly owned and traded on the New York Stock Exchange. Ruby Tuesday strives for a flexible menu and environment to satisfy the changing attitudes of its customers. Ruby Tuesday, Inc., maintains its head offices in Maryville, Tenn.