Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse to open in Alpharetta

Renovating Rainwater propertyon Haynes Bridge Road

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ALPHARETTA, Ga. – Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse is coming to Alpharetta from its Sandy Springs location, where it has been for over 20 years.

Franchisees Jim Brooks, Phil Brooks, Mark Oswald and Nancy Oswald, the largest franchisees of the brand, purchased the property and building at 11655 Haynes Bridge Road, formerly Rainwater restaurant, which is a 2.3-acre site with roughly 18,000 square feet. Ruth’s Chris plans to invest $1 million renovating the building and plans to open in the fall.

The building has private dining and banquet facilities including a brick wine room with climate-controlled storage.

“It has been a wonderful 20-plus years in Sandy Springs, but the Haynes Bridge site offers the ability to be in a distinct trade area from our other three Atlanta restaurants with the bonus of unprecedented event space,” said co-owner Mark Oswald in an announcement.

“This was an opportunity that we simply had to seize,” co-owner Jim Brooks said.

RN 06-19-14