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Ruth’s Chris unveils new Ontario franchise

Attendees of the ribbon-cutting ceremony for Ruth’s Chris Steak House Markham included, from left, Hiren Prabhakar (Toronto Marriott Markham general manager), Ibrahim Hodroj (executive chef), Sara Wilde (director of sales/marketing), Lana Duke (co-franchisee), Lori Duke, David Duke (co-franchisee), and Mike Berlanguet (general manager).
Attendees of the ribbon-cutting ceremony for Ruth’s Chris Steak House Markham included, from left, Hiren Prabhakar (Toronto Marriott Markham general manager), Ibrahim Hodroj (executive chef), Sara Wilde (director of sales/marketing), Lana Duke (co-franchisee), Lori Duke, David Duke (co-franchisee), and Mike Berlanguet (restaurant general manager).

A new Ruth’s Chris Steak House franchise has opened in Markham, Ont.

The new Ruth’s Chris Steak House franchise in Markham, Ont., is adjacent to the Marriott Markham Hotel.
The new Ruth’s Chris Steak House franchise in Markham, Ont., is adjacent to the Marriott Markham Hotel.

Co-owned by Lana Duke and her son, David, the 709-m2 (7632-sf) restaurant is designed with the franchisor’s New Orleans roots in mind, while also reflective of the location’s urban surroundings. The space features several different dining environments, including banquet tables, private booths, and a lounge with a floating bar.

The franchise is Lana and David’s third in Ontario. Their downtown Toronto location, which opened in 1995, was the first in Canada.

The Markham restaurant’s grand opening celebration, held on Nov. 9, was marked with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The event also included fundraising for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada.

“We are thrilled to be able to open in this vital community,” said Lana. “All our venues reinforce the New Orleans tradition of sizzling steaks, fine wines, and exceptional service.”

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