Ruby Sunshine Coming Soon

ACCLAIMED NEW ORLEANS BRUNCH SPOT TO OPEN DOORS IN CHARLESTON

Brunch lovers rejoice—all-day brunch restaurant Ruby Sunshine will debut in Charleston’s historic downtown this December. Opening at 171 E Bay Street, Ruby Sunshine will offer Big Easy twists on Southern brunch classics, including benedicts, pancakes and French Toast, as well as eye-opening cocktails.

The restaurant is the first of two Ruby Sunshine locations to open in Charleston. Ruby Sunshine is the latest concept from Ruby Slipper Restaurant Group, the hospitality group behind acclaimed New Orleans-based eatery Ruby Slipper Café. The second Charleston restaurant location, opening in 2022, will be located on Savannah Highway in West Ashley’s Avondale neighborhood.

“As one of the most respected culinary communities in the Southeast, it’s been a longtime dream of ours to bring Ruby Sunshine to Charleston and weave our unique New Orleans flair into the fabric of this historic city,” says Peter Gaudreau, CEO of Ruby Slipper Restaurant Group. “We can’t wait to open our doors in December and are especially excited to partner with other Charleston businesses and organizations both with this downtown location, and in the future as we expand our footprint in 2022.”

Nestled in the heart of historic downtown Charleston, the 5,295 square-foot restaurant will offer a lively and inviting atmosphere for families, residents, area professionals and visitors to enjoy.  The restaurant will feature indoor seating for approximately 170 guests, in addition to a vibrant outdoor enclosed patio area for up to 30 guests. The restaurant will uphold the charm and inviting atmosphere that the previous concept, Blossom, maintained over the past two decades. In addition to welcoming guests, Ruby Sunshine is excited to offer job opportunities to a local Krewe of enthusiastic managers, bartenders, servers, bussers, cooks and dish techs. Job openings can be found on the Ruby Sunshine website: rubysunshine.com/careers/

THERE’S NO PLACE LIKE HOME

Inspired by the powerful sense of homecoming they felt when they returned to New Orleans post-Hurricane Katrina, Jennifer and Erich Weishaupt opened the original Ruby Slipper Café to help draw people back to their Mid-City New Orleans neighborhood. Born from that cozy storefront in 2008, Ruby Slipper Restaurant Group has grown to operate 11 Ruby Slipper Café locations across the Gulf region and nine Ruby Sunshine locations across the Southeast.

BREAKFAST STAPLES WITH A BIG EASY TWIST

Guests can expect all-day brunch and eye-opening cocktails served at Ruby Sunshine seven days a week. The menu will echo the offerings at Ruby Slipper Café, featuring award-winning New Orleans twists on Southern breakfast staples like BBQ Shrimp & Grits, Eggs Cochon Benedict and Bananas Foster Pain Perdu, as well as morning cocktails like a Brandy Milk Punch, Morning Margarita, Mimosas and, of course, their award-winning Bacon Bloody Marys. Ruby Sunshine incorporates fresh and local ingredients in its seasonally inspired menu whenever possible and looks forward to partnering with local farmers and purveyors in South Carolina for its Charleston location.

RUBY SUNSHINE GIVES BACK TO THE LOWCOUNTRY

To kick off National Giving Month, Ruby Sunshine will host a fundraising event on December 8 from 5-7 PM in partnership with the Lowcountry Food Bank, an organization which strives to fight hunger throughout 10 coastal counties of South Carolina. The event will include a live band, a selfie station, door prizes and one lucky guest will win brunch for a year. Following the event and running through the holiday season, Ruby Sunshine will donate $1 per Hot Honey Ham & Greens Benedict sold to the Lowcountry Food Bank.

MEDIA CONTACT: rubysunshine@wearebreadandbutter.com

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