Ruth's Chris Steak House is an international chain of upscale restaurants. Various listings have placed Ruth's Chris among the best restaurants in the United States. The company runs Ruth's Chris Steak Houses in close to 70 locations, including four in Mexico and two in Taiwan. About half of the restaurants are run as franchises, and the company directly operates the others. Each restaurant has a unique decor, but all are similar in their menus, which feature corn fed Midwestern beef steaks. Though other dishes are on the menu, steaks account for almost 90 percent of sales. Ruth's Chris beef is dry aged in Chicago and then shipped twice weekly in large cuts to the restaurants. The steaks are cut into smaller portions at each restaurant, and cooked by a special process using a broiler heated to about 1,800 degrees Fahrenheit. This cooking method is consistent throughout the chain. The company is privately held by founder Ruth Fertel and her two sons.

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Lettuce Wedge Salad



LETTUCE WEDGE SALAD
Ruth Chris Steakhouse Copycat Recipe

Serves 4

Bleu Cheese Dressing:
3/4 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup buttermilk
1/4 cup crumbled bleu cheese
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/8 teaspoon onion powder
1/8 teaspoon salt

Salad:
1 head iceberg lettuce
1 cup crumbled bleu cheese
1 cup diced tomato (1 large tomato)

Use an electric mixer to combine all ingredients for bleu cheese dressing in a medium bowl. Slice a head of iceberg lettuce into quarters through the stem end. Cut the stem off of the wedges and arrange each one on a plate. Spoon about 1/4 cup of bleu cheese dressing over each lettuce wedge. Sprinkle 1/4 cup of crumbled bleu cheese over the dressing. Sprinkle 1/4 cup of diced tomato over the top and serve.

Notes:  At the steak house they also top the salad with crumbled bacon.

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