Ruth’s Chris South Bend and SouthPark Locations Receive Green Restaurant Certification

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Two Ruth’s Chris Steak House Locations Earn Certified Green Restaurant®  Status
 Charlotte and Indiana locations propel the franchise towards a more sustainable future.

Badge for Green Restaurant Certification

INDIANAPOLIS, I.N. (January 25, 2024) –– Ruth’s Chris Steak House’s South Bend and SouthPark locations has been awarded a Level 1 Certified Green Restaurant® status. The title, given by the Green Restaurant Association, signals the restaurant’s commitment to sustainability and environmentally friendly practices.

“This is a significant achievement for our family owned franchise. Our South Bend and SouthPark locations have become the first-ever Certified Green Restaurants of Prime Hospitality Group,” said PHG President Kristy Rans. “This accomplishment enhances our guests’ dining experience and highlights our dedication to sustainable practices.”

Certified Green Restaurant® is a program developed by the Green Restaurant Association (GRA), an international nonprofit which encourages restaurants to adopt environmentally friendly operations through science-based certification standards. To attain Certified Green Restaurant® status, restaurants must earn GreenPoints™ from the GRA. GreenPoints™ are earned through efforts such as water efficiency, waste reduction, recycling, sustainability of manufactured products and energy conservation.

The SouthPark Charlotte location has 99 points, focusing efforts on energy and water conservation. Meanwhile, the South Bend location is working toward energy and waste management, receiving a score of 76.

“These new changes have outlined our commitment to sustainability. We are looking forward to implementing more efforts to enhance our scores by focusing more efforts on energy and water conservation.” said Rans.

Ruth's Chris - SouthPark team holding Green Restaurant award

About Prime Hospitality Group, LLC

Headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, Prime Hospitality Group (PHG) is the largest Ruth’s Chris Steak House franchisee with 12 locations in Arkansas, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Missouri and North Carolina. PHG also owns and operates Bin 23 Bistro, a traditional European Bistro serving French-influenced favorites, and The Exchange, a craft cocktail and whiskey bar. The PHG brands are built on delivering best in market experiences by providing elevated hospitality to its guests. Visit to learn more and follow @primehospitalitygroup on LinkedIn.

About Ruth’s Chris Steak House

Ruth’s Chris Steak House was founded in 1965 by Ruth Fertel in New Orleans, Louisiana. Ruth had a recipe for everything – from how to prepare her signature sizzling steaks to how to treat her guests. This timeless formula is a testament to how one neighborhood eatery has become the largest collection of upscale steak houses in the world, with more than 150 restaurant locations around the globe. Ruth’s Chris remains true to its heritage, helping guests make their best memories on 500-degree sizzling plates.