The Massachusetts Office of Consumer Affairs sent inspectors to five of the nine Ruby Tuesdays restaurants in Massachusetts after a customer complaint. Today they released an announcement that in all five locations, they found steaks that were smaller than their labeled size. The restaurant’s supplier, Colorado Premium Foods, was fined $700 dollars.
The Boston Globe asked Ruby Tuesdays for a comment on the news:
“We’ll dig deeper on this,” said a Ruby Tuesday spokeswoman, Meridith Hammond. “But we believe this in no way impacted our guests as far as the food they received.”
But consumer complaints triggered the state’s investigation, which found that Ruby Tuesday’s 7-ounce and 9-ounce sirloins, as well as its 12-ounce rib-eye, all came in underweight.
“Here’s a beef: Chain’s steak was a bit shy” [Boston.com]