As of Mar 26, 2016, there were 153 Ruth's Chris Steak House restaurants in operation (70 company-operated, 81 franchised and 2 under management agreement).

In fiscal 2016, the company opened 2 net restaurant, systemwide. In the first quarter of 2017, the company opened new stores in Waltham, MA and Cleaveland, OH. During fiscal 2017, the company expects to open 4 company-owned restaurants and 1 franchised restaurant.

All restaurants are leased with the exception of 1 owned restaurants and 4 land leased locations. Of the leased locations,59 provide for an option to renew with terms ranging 5 to 20 years. The 1 company-owned Ruth's Chris restaurant that is not leased is located in Ft. Lauderdale, FL (7,800 square feet).

Company-owned Ruth's Chris restaurants range in size from 6,000 to 13,000 square feet, with approximately 180 to 375 seats. Future openings will range in size from 8,000 square feet to 10,000 square feet with approximately 230 to 250 seats.

TTM20162015201420132012
Company-operated restaurants706867656364
Company-operated restaurant growth6.1%1.5%3.1%3.2%-1.6%1.6%
Franchised restaurants818180777572
Franchised restaurant growth1.3%1.3%3.9%2.7%4.2%5.9%
Systemwide restaurants151149147142138136
Systemwide restaurant growth3.4%1.4%3.5%2.9%1.5%3.8%
Avg restaurant gross sq ft9,3009,3009,3009,3009,4009,400
Avg restaurant gross sq ft growth-0.3%-0.1%-0.3%-0.3%-0.1%-0.4%