Governor Bush Appoints Ruth's Chris Steak House CEO Craig Miller to Tourism Commission

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Oct 19,2006
Governor Bush Appoints Ruth's Chris Steak House CEO Craig Miller to Tourism Commission

HEATHROW, Fla., Oct. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Ruth's Chris Steak House Inc. (Nasdaq: RUTH) announced that Florida's Governor, Jeb Bush, has appointed the restaurant company's Chief Executive Officer Craig S. Miller to the Florida Tourism Commission.

Miller began his 40-plus year restaurant career at the Neptune Seafood Restaurant in Rockledge, Florida in 1963. He has been involved with operating restaurants within the state for over 25 years.

"The addition of new Ruth's Chris Steak House restaurants in Bonita Springs, Naples and Lake Mary within the next 3 months will bring our total to 14 in the state ... the largest concentration of our restaurants in any one state and, notably, a presence in every region of Florida. Tourism is vital to the success of our business and the economy of the state. I look forward to working with the Governor and the Tourism Commission in helping to promote Florida and its hospitality and tourism business."

Miller is a member of the board of directors for the National Restaurant Association and is the immediate past Chairman. Mr. Miller also serves on the Board of Trustees of the UCF Foundation. Miller joined Ruth's Chris Steak House as CEO in 2004.

About Ruth's Chris Steak House

Ruth's Chris Steak House, Inc. is the largest fine-dining company in the U.S., with ninety-seven company-owned and franchise-owned restaurants. Founded in New Orleans by Ruth Fertel in 1965, Ruth's Chris specializes in USDA Prime grade steaks served in Ruth's Chris signature fashion ... "sizzling."

To experience fine dining at its prime ... just follow the sizzle to Ruth's Chris Steak House. For information, reservations, or to purchase gift cards, visit www.RuthsChris.com or call 1-800-544-0808.

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House Inc., +1-407-829-3411, or lanettej@ruthschris.com ; or investor
relations, Tom Ryan, +1-203-682-8200, or tryan@icrinc.com , for Ruth's Chris
Steak House Inc./
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