Ruth Fertel: Ruth's Chris Steak House

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Ruth Fertel is the one who created Ruth’s Chris Steak House which is the largest collection of upscale local steakhouses. She was a single mother, and she opened her first restaurant in 1965. She was the daughter of a school teacher and an insurance salesmen. She achieved her college bachelor’s degree when she was 19 years old in chemistry. She taught at John McNeese Junior college for a little, and she married Rodney Fertel. She had 2 sons and got divorced, so she returned to work. She was a lab technician at Tulane Medical School, but she wasn’t going to make enough money to pay for her sons to go to college. One day, she saw that a restaraunt was up for sale. She had no experience in the business, but she decided that she wanted to try
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