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Ruth Fertel
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Restaurateur
    (February 5, 1927-April 16, 2002)
    Birth name was Ruth Ann Udstad
    Owner of Ruth's Chris Steak House since 1965
    As of 1998, owned 25 Ruth's Chris Steak Houses and franchised 35 more
    By 2001, there were 75 Ruth's Chris Steak Houses
    She bought Chris Steak House (opened in 1927 in New Orleans) with the provision, that if she moved location she must change the restaurant name.
    Hurricane Betsy destroyed the Steak House after she owned it for 5 months.
    In 1976, a fire totally destroyed the steak house, so she moved.
    Forced to rename her new location, she chose 'Ruth's Chris Steak House.'
    The name is so goofy that on the TV show, 'Taxi,' when Jim bought Mario's he renamed it 'Jim's Mario Restaurant.'
    She smokes cigars.
    Many restaurant guides rate her restaurants at, or very near the top (Bruce prefers Morton's and Peter Luger).
    Her steaks are served sizzling and still cooking on their plate.
    Ruth admits she hates the name of the Steak House, but have found one benefit, people stopped calling her Chris.
    Despite divorce, hurricane destruction and fire, she is ultra successful.
    For 2019, as of last week, Out of 3 Votes: 33.33% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 5 Votes: 20.0% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 3 Votes: 66.67% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 36 Votes: 94.44% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 10 Votes: 40.0% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 12 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 11 Votes: 45.45% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 18 Votes: 55.56% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 15 Votes: 53.33% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 17 Votes: 29.41% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 29 Votes: 41.38% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 43 Votes: 51.16% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 79 Votes: 54.43% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 125 Votes: 48.00% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 174 Votes: 60.92% Annoying
    In 2004, Out of 243 Votes: 53.91% Annoying
    In 2003, Out of 840 Votes: 45.00% Annoying
    In 2002, Out of 1684 Votes: 65.50% Annoying
    In 2001, Out of 37652 Votes: 73.65% Annoying
 
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