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Center for Leadership Excellence

Where Leadership is Strengthened and Rewarded

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Fresh, quality food, great people and important benefits are the perfect ingredients for a rewarding and exciting career. If you'd like to join our growing team, apply online today.


At Ruby Tuesday, we recognize leadership is a choice. Whether our managers are natural born leaders or have gained those skills over time, we actively develop them both professionally and personally by bringing them to our exclusive Center for Leadership Excellence. The Center for Leadership Excellence is located at our Restaurant Support Center in Maryville, Tennessee.

We realize that individuals come to us with different abilities, experience levels, and unique challenges. In order to address these challenges, we have created a comprehensive competency-based set of classes dedicated to personal development prescriptive to the individual. We offer some of the best personal and professional development in the industry that continually prepares our leaders for the next level of responsibility.

At the Center for Leadership Excellence participants share best practices and learn about new initiatives before being implemented company-wide. We pride ourselves on being able to anticipate and swiftly react to opportunities within restaurant operations. We create classes with an environment of hands-on learning addressing a wide spectrum of challenges that both equip and energize participants. All of our Center for Leadership Excellence presenters are subject matter experts who are proven and successful restaurant operators. This leads to a high level of engagement due to the authentic, real world way our presenters relate to class participants.

After working diligently throughout the day, our leaders stay overnight at the Ruby Tuesday Lodge. There they are served four-star meals and get to experience, first hand, the impact of superior gracious hospitality. The Lodge is a place that exudes reward for hard work as our leaders continue to share ideas and common challenges in a relaxed environment. The combination of the Center for Leadership Excellence and their stay at the Ruby Tuesday Lodge both strengthens and rewards our leaders for maintaining our company’s culture of Quality, Passion, and Pride. At the conclusion of each session at the Center for Leadership Excellence our leaders return to their restaurants with more knowledge, skill, energy, and dedication as they pursue our shared goal of Making Guests Happy!