How To Build A Million-Dollar Business

Serving Up Ruths Chris

Company: Ruth's Chris Steak House

Founded: 1927

Purchased by Ruth Fertel: 1965

1996 vitals: $176 million in sales

Number of steaks served daily: 11,000

From CEO Ruth Fertel:"I've been so lucky to fall into a business that I really love. The hard work is never a chore.'

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This article was originally published in the September 1997 print edition of Entrepreneur with the headline: How To Build A Million-Dollar Business.

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