Press Release: Ruby To Hold Fundraiser For Westerville Families


February 13, 2018


Restaurateur To Hold Benefits At Steakhouses To Help Families Of Officers Anthony Morelli and Eric Joering

COLUMBUS, OH – Jeff Ruby has planned fundraising dinners across 3 states to benefit the families of fallen Westerville, OH Police Officers Anthony Morelli and Eric Joering.

On Sunday, March 4, 2018 Ruby ( will open each of his Jeff Ruby’s Steakhouses in Columbus, OH, Cincinnati, OH, Louisville, KY, and Nashville, TN for special evenings where fully 100% of the night’s purchases will go directly to a fund set up in the names of the brave officers’ families.

“Along with the rest of the nation, we were heartbroken to learn of this tragedy.” said Ruby. “These heroes made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our community, basically responding to what they thought was a call for help.”

Ruby and his family have frequently reached out to help the families of fallen law enforcement officers and others. In 2015 over a 2-month period, the Rubys leveraged the popularity of their Cincinnati restaurants to collect donations for the young family of slain CPD Officer Sonny Kim. They capped the effort with a special prix fixe dinner held in the Kim’s honor where all proceeds went directly to them.

“We’re fortunate to have businesses in communities like Columbus where people like these gentlemen serve with such selflessness.” Ruby said. “We know that our guests and friends in Nashville, Louisville, and Cincinnati will be honored to step up and help support these two great families in Columbus.”

Reservations for the special Sunday Dinners are expected to fill quickly and are available by visiting or by calling the following numbers:

 – Jeff Ruby’s Steakhouse, Columbus    614.686.7800

– Jeff Ruby’s Steakhouse, Cincinnati    513.784.1200

– Jeff Ruby’s Steakhouse, Louisville     502.584.0102

– Jeff Ruby’s Steakhouse, Nashville      615.434.4300


About Jeff Ruby Culinary Entertainment
Jeff Ruby’s Steakhouses have earned an extraordinary national reputation for delivering impeccable total dining experiences. Including Jeff Ruby’s Steakhouses in Cincinnati, Louisville, Nashville, and Columbus and Carlo & Johnny and The Precinct in Cincinnati, Ohio, Ruby’s iconic eateries have garnered national accolades recognizing not only their popularity, but consistently high standards. Recent awards include recognition by Wine Spectator, USAToday, Travel + Leisure, OpenTable and many others. New locations in Lexington, KY and elsewhere are currently in the planning stages.

Britney Ruby Miller
Jeff Ruby Culinary Entertainment