America's Obesity Crisis:Eating Out: Chain Reaction

Ruby Tuesday serves up fewer carbs, calories and fat--and an annotated menu that lets you keep track

Sandy Beall eats dinner out five times a week and regularly laments the choices he sees on the menus--unless, that is, he's eating at a Ruby Tuesday, the restaurant chain he founded in 1972 and still runs. It's not that Beall (pronounced Bell) is a culinary snob. Far from it. "I love all kinds of food," he says. But like millions of other Americans--and millions more who should be--he's watching his weight, and he notes the obvious: "It's a real challenge to find good restaurant food that will help you maintain a healthy body."

Beall, whose 684 outlets in 41 states...

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