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Ruby Tuesday Names New COO

Casual-dining chain Ruby Tuesday promoted company veteran George Evans to chief operating officer.

George Evans highresEvans started with Ruby Tuesday in 1991 as a training manager before he grew into a multi-unit operator role, and later a regional director. In 2000, Evans left Ruby Tuesday to become a partner and vice president of operations for Specialty Restaurant Group, followed by time at P.F. Chang’s. Evans rejoined the Ruby Tuesday family in 2007, moving up the ranks to divisional vice president in 2014 and vice president of operations excellence in 2016.

In addition to promoting Evans to the COO role, Ruby Tuesday named Kathy Buckley the company’s chief financial officer.