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Jeff Ruby Foundation donates $50K to Restaurant Workers Relief Programs

CINCINNATI, Oh. (LEX 18) — The Jeff Ruby Foundation announced Wednesday that it will donate $50,000 to restaurant worker relief funds in Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee. As a way to support workers in Cincinnati, Lexington, Louisville and Nashville, the Foundation has donated $40,000 to the LEE Initiative's Restaurant Workers Relief Program. The program was launched on March 17 in Louisville, to help furloughed restaurant workers with to-go meals, as well as grocery items. Learn more about Restaurant Workers Relief Program in Lexington See how one Lexington ice cream shop is raising money for the Restaurant Workers Relief Program In Ohio, the Jeff Ruby Foundation is donating $10,000 to the Ohio Restaurant Association. “Once the state mandates were ordered to shutter all in-restaurant dining, Jeff Ruby Culinary Entertainment made the painful decision to...

Britney Ruby Miller On CNN's OutFront With Erin Burnett

Britney Ruby Miller was invited on CNN's Erin Burnett OutFront to discuss the Coronavirus crisis and its effect on the restaurant industry. Tonight, shattering a record, 6.6 million Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week. That is double the previous record of 3.3 million, which, of course, was set the week before. This means that nearly 10 million Americans have lost their jobs over the past two weeks because of the coronavirus.  And a lot of those job losses have come from small businesses which have been forced to close their doors due to the shutdown.  OUTFRONT now, one of those people who had to lay off staff as her entire business shut down. Britney Ruby Miller is president of the Jeff Ruby Culinary Entertainment.  And, Ruby, you had to lay off 600 employees, still, though, providing them with health insurance.  So, you know, Bri, tell m...

A Note To Friends And Guests From Jeff Ruby

Hang In There Friends! Like many others in our industry, we were recently forced to make the difficult decision to temporarily furlough more than 600 of my employees. My extended family. Those who know me know how I feel about each and every one of them and how crushing this decision was. This has been the saddest period of my career.  I’ve dealt with challenges my entire life. At 15 years old, I ran away from a turbulent childhood and raised myself. Through perseverance and the life-changing mentorship of a football coach, I overcame the unenviable hand I was dealt. I’ve had multiple near-death experiences. After one accident in 1987, I was given only a 5% chance of recovering. In 1977, I miraculously escaped the tragic Beverly Hills Supper Club fire. I’ve had businesses succeed and businesses fail. Through it all, I had Faith. I had Confidence. And I had hope. ...

US NEWS & WORLD REPORT: SOME EMPLOYERS TO LAID-OFF STAFFERS: LET'S STAY IN TOUCH

Associated Press  • April 1, 2020, at 4:01 p.m.  By CHRISTOPHER RUGABER, AP Economics Writer  As millions of job cuts tear through the U.S. economy, a faint glimmer of light has emerged: Some employers are trying to maintain ties to the staffers they're letting go so they can more quickly rehire them once the viral outbreak has passed.  Several large retail chains are furloughing workers — a form of temporary job cut that often maintains health insurance — rather than laying them off. And many small businesses, too, are keeping in touch with workers they've had to let go.  “Anyone who's trying to lay off workers is already thinking about how they can bring them back," said Jania Bailey, CEO of FranNet, a consultancy that works with franchise companies. One of them is Tracy True, who said she's keeping in to...

Jeff Ruby Gift Cards Are 20% Off For A Limited Time

Cincinnati | Louisville | Nashville | Columbus | Lexington -  We’ve had so many kind friends ask us how they can help during these uncertain times. We are constantly amazed by the gracious support of our guests and communities. Our two foremost priorities have always been taking great care of our teams and our guests. For our employees, that means paying 100% of their healthcare premiums, just as we’ve done since 1981 - even those we’ve had to make the unfathomably difficult decision to temporarily lay off. For you, it means offering this terrific deal so that when we’re past this crisis, you can join us and get back to CELEBRATING LIFE! Your support at this critical time ensures we will have the financial footing to be able to welcome everyone back as soon as possible - our staff AND our guests. Please consider purchasing a Jeff Ruby Gift Card toda...

Britney Ruby Miller Speaks On Behalf Of Cincinnati Restaurateurs

Britney Ruby Miller spoke today on behalf of the restaurant community and the Cincinnati-based task force she helped to assemble. Their purpose is to work alongside the Ohio Restaurant Association and the National Restaurant Association as they lobby for state and federal relief in terms of expedited employee benefits, grants and low interest loans, bailout funds, federal backing of business continuity insurance claims and more. Considering the restaurant industry accounts for 51% of the nations food distribution channels and employs up to 20% of its work force (including ancillary services like growers, distributors and vendors) it is remarkably important to the sustainability of the industry that broad and immediate support be immediately approved and distributed. Please click the link to watch

Famed Cincinnati restaurant family asking for federal bailout to keep afloat during coronavirus

CINCINNATI — At the Precinct in Cincinnati's East End, a handful of the more than 15 million Americans who work in the restaurant industry spent Thursday prepping food and hoping people will place carryout orders. But the Precinct's president, Britney Ruby Miller, said hope is not a sustainable business model. "When you think about what we need right now, it’s relief. It’s financial relief," Ruby Miller said. Ruby Miller is Jeff Ruby's daughter. She's been on her phone around the clock, advocating for a $225 billion bailout for the restaurant industry from the federal government. "We need that released immediately so these restaurants don’t plummet," Ruby Miller said. Due to the coronavirus, Greater Cincinnati restaurants can only offer carryout meals. Because of that, countless cooks, servers, dishwashers and others are being laid off. "I’m...

An Update From Britney Ruby Miller

Loyal Guests, As most of you are probably aware, 3 days ago, on March 15, 2020, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced that all bars and restaurants in Ohio would be required to close in an effort to stop the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19). Shortly after, Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear followed suit and made the same announcement. Nashville Mayor John Cooper announced that restaurants (public facilities where the sale of food comprises more than 50% of revenue) limit their regular maximum seating to under 50% of capacity and capped at no more than 100 individuals. There is no current frame of reference for how long this will last, but we trust our officials and respect the decisions being made. Jeff Ruby Culinary Entertainment has fine dining steakhouses in each of these markets. The economic impact on these restaurants and, consequently, our team has been devastating. I’m hurting...

A Note From Britney Ruby Miller

About Your Next Jeff Ruby Experience... Dear Friends, As the number of confirmed Coronavirus cases in the U.S. increases, we have taken immediate, proactive and enhanced precautions to both prevent its spread as well as ensure the very best Jeff Ruby Experience possible. News about this global concern is so fluid, it has understandably created anxiety and uncertainty. We’ve taken this threat seriously and have implemented comprehensive strategies and tactics to guard against it in each of our steakhouses. Putting our team and our guests first has always been our most important priority and it’s one of the reasons several years ago we created a policy requiring each back of house and front of house manager in all seven of our restaurants as well as every Corporate Operations Director to become Level 2 ServSafe certified, one of the only restaurant groups in the country to ...

$99 Steak & Lobster Special for 2 from Jeff Ruby’s Steakhouse, Columbus

A big thank you to Robyn Haines and NBC4 for this Daytime Columbus feature on our $99 Filet Mignon & Lobster for Two promotion happening only at Jeff Ruby's Steakhouse, Columbus and Jeff Ruby's Carlo & Johnny through the end of the month! Make plans now to join us in the month of March for one of our favorite promotions: $99 Filet Mignon & Lobster For Two! EACH guest receives their own Jeff Ruby Signature 8 oz. Filet Mignon, a Petite Cold Water Lobster Tail and choice of House Made Mashed Potatoes or Grilled Asparagus - TWO full meals all for just $99 per couple. It's the perfect way to enjoy your next Jeff Ruby Experience! For reservations, please call 614.686.7800 or visit JeffRuby.com.
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