Restaurants

Ruby Tuesday in South Riding closes for good

The restaurant’s last day in business was Sunday.

The dominos are starting to fall. The Ruby Tuesday in the South Riding Market Square has closed its doors for good. Yesterday — Sunday, March 22 — was its last day in business. That information comes via an employee of the restaurant.

Rumors are flying about area restaurants and businesses that may be folding permanently amidst this devastating coronavirus pandemic and the restrictions being placed on restaurants, bars and other stores and shops.

Just today, Gov. Ralph Northam announced the all restaurants must close their dining rooms. Carry out and delivery are the only options.

No word if the coronavirus pandemic was a factor in the decision by Ruby Tuesday to close, but a safe assumption is that businesses that were already struggling may be pushed over the edge by the current crisis. The Harris Teeter closing in Ashburn may be one such story. (See our story here.) And now the South Riding Ruby Tuesday may be another.

We hope against hope for relief, but there may be many more such stories to come.

(Image at top: Google Streetview)

6 Comments
  1. Mateo 3 years ago
    Reply

    I don’t think the virus closed a chain restaurant. This place has been empty for years & I’m sure it was planned before the virus…. just like Harris Teeter was planned to close before the virus occurred.
    Please remember responsible journalism. Not doom and gloom with no facts to get people to read!! You can do better. As a “theburn” reader , I’m disappointed in this article

    • Chris Wadsworth 3 years ago
      Reply

      We did not say the virus led to the closure of the restaurant. We said that restaurants that were already hanging by a thread may be pushed over the edge by the impacts of the pandemic. We specifically wrote: “ No word if the coronavirus pandemic was a factor in the decision by Ruby Tuesday to close…”

  2. Leslie G 3 years ago
    Reply

    This Ruby Tuesday is closing because it had terrible service and terrible food. It has been circling the drain for months now. COVID-19 did not contribute to it’s demise. It should have closed months ago.

  3. GonzoG 3 years ago
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    This does not surprise me. We’ve gone twice in the past 6 months. The first time, it was passable, but not great. The second time, after an hour waiting for our food to arrive…it arrived COLD. When we complained, the took it to the kitchen to heat it up and it was another half hour…we walked out. It’s like they just didn’t care anymore.

  4. Mateo 3 years ago
    Reply

    I don’t think the virus closed a chain restaurant. This place has been empty for years & I’m sure it was planned before the virus…. just like Harris Teeter was planned to close before the virus occurred.
    Please remember responsible journalism. Not doom and gloom with no facts to get people to read!! You can do better. As a “theburn” reader , I’m disappointed in this article

  5. Robert P 3 years ago
    Reply

    Yeah, neither closing had anything to do with virus. Both were under performing big time. And with the Gov closing down some to June 10, expect 40% small businesses to close. This gov is way out of touch. He should have closed 80% of everything and clamped down on people staying home for 2 weeks vs continue with what most were doing. Way too many non essential stores open that should be closed. Really, a Vape store is essential.

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