The Press Enterprise has a piece about Ruby Tuesday coming to several locations in the IE, including Menifee...
The San Bernardino location is slated to be followed in December by a Temecula restaurant, with openings scheduled for 2009 in Chino Hills, Fontana, Hemet, Menifee and Wildomar.Apparently, the Menifee location won't be opening until 4th quarter, 2009. The article doesn't mention the exact location, but I believe it's going to be next door to the 76 station, on Newport Rd.
I've never mentioned Ruby Tuesday here on Menifee 24/7, but I know a couple of commenters have posted it here.
Ruby Tuesday is just an American fare chain restaurant, similar to a Marie Callendar's, Coco's, or Applebees, except it's trying to be more modern, marketing itself to the younger, more health conscious eater. It pitches itself to the 20-30 year old singles, and young urban professionals, and focuses on organic greens, hormone-free chicken, trans fat–free oil, organic teas, and all natural lemonades. I'm not sure if Menifee provides that kind of demographic, yet.
The PE article goes on to say that restaurant chains like Ruby Tuesday is hitting hard times with the economic slow down. However, I continue to read reports that the economy is expected to bottom out by the end of this year, and that 2009 things are going to go back up.
But I wonder if Temecula and Murrieta will continue to struggle now that Menifee residents no longer need to spend money in those towns, with Countryside Marketplace going in, and several other shopping centers coming to Menifee as well.