Ruby Tuesday, Inc. announced Monday the promotion of Brett Patterson to the role of Ruby Tuesday Concept President and the resignation of Todd Burrowes, Ruby Tuesday concept president and chief operations officer.

These changes are effective immediately.

“I am so pleased that Brett will assume the role of Ruby Tuesday Concept President,” says JJ Buettgen, chairman of the board and president and CEO. “Brett has been an invaluable member of our leadership team since joining the company two years ago. He is a strong operator and has a solid track record of leading and developing teams, enhancing efficiencies, streamlining processes, and improving business results.”

Patterson is an accomplished restaurant executive with over 25 years of industry experience. He joined Ruby Tuesday as vice president of operations in 2013 and was promoted to senior vice president of operations in September 2014. Between 1997 and 2013, Patterson served in various roles of increasing responsibility with Darden Restaurants, including director of operations for Bahama Breeze, vice president of operations for Longhorn Steakhouse, and senior vice president of operations for Olive Garden. Prior to Darden, he was managing partner of Carrabba’s Italian Grill and an area director with Steak and Ale.

Patterson will become a member of the executive team and report directly to Buettgen.

Burrowes is leaving the Company to pursue other interests.

“I want to thank Todd for his contributions to Ruby Tuesday over the last two years and wish him the best in the future,” Buettgen says

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