Acclaimed New Orleans-based eatery bolsters its executive team with landmark promotion
For the past 15 years, Ruby Slipper Restaurant Group has established itself as the premier place for brunch. And now, the popular New Orleans-based eatery is excited to move into an even brighter future with the promotion of Elizabeth McGee as its new Chief Executive Operator.
Boasting over 25 years of leadership in the casual dining industry, McGee originally joined Ruby Slipper in November of 2022 as its new Chief Operating Officer where she spearheaded the leadership of all talent and human resources functions, while also monitoring daily operations as well as food and beverage innovation. She is now excited to take on an even bigger role with the brand as it continues to grow.
“When I first joined Ruby Slipper last year, I immediately knew that this was a place where I wanted to stay,” said McGee. “In the short time that I’ve been here, it’s been fun to see all the milestones we’ve already reached as we continue to provide guests That Brunch Life experience. I’m so honored to take over as CEO and can’t wait to see what the future holds.”
Prior to coming to Ruby Slipper, McGee served as COO, CFO and Vice President of HR for privately held Apple Gold Group and most recently served as the Vice President of Company Operations at Dine Equity – the Franchisor of Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill and Bar.
“Elizabeth’s proven track record of building high performing teams and her operational expertise is the best in the industry, so it was a no-brainer to name her CEO,” said Ruby Slipper Restaurant Group Board Chair Jack Murphy. “We are so blessed to have her passion for people and operations with the company and can’t wait to see what she has in store for Ruby Slipper and Ruby Sunshine.”
The original Ruby Slipper Café opened in New Orleans over 14 years ago and has since expanded with Ruby Slipper and Ruby Sunshine locations across Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee.
Ruby Slipper Restaurant Group was founded in New Orleans in 2008 to help bring the community together over a shared love for brunch. Now, over a decade since that first cozy Ruby Slipper Café, the group has grown to operate two brands with over twenty restaurants in six states. Serving all-day brunch and eye-opening cocktails, both Ruby Sunshine and Ruby Slipper Café are open seven days a week.
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