We have a lot of company, and (a pier) would provide much easier access for guests of all ages, because not everyone can maneuver out an inflatable dinghy when the water is less than calm.

It was probably one of the toughest decisions that I ever had to make: to tell my people that we are not going back.

The first thing people took out were three pictures of Ruth and I.

Recognizing the unique character and strong demographics of each of these great markets, we are thrilled that they will be home to the newest members of the Ruth's Chris Steak House family.

My experience is that the American public has a really great capacity to care and to give.

If I had the choice, and it was at all feasible to operate in New Orleans, why would I move?

A lot of the departments down there have been wiped out, ... There's no 911 for us.

It is not merely an office building in Metairie, Louisiana, that dictates who and what Ruth's Chris Steak House is.

I don't see that the public has that same affinity for protecting the lake that we do as owners, because it's our home. The lake is our front yard, ... We're not the bad guys. We're just trying to exercise our private property rights.