Restaurant chain Ruby Tuesday is opening a regional administrative office in Orlando, Gov. Rick Scott’s office said Monday.
The Maryville, Tenn.-based chain plans to employee about 45 people and spend $250,000 on the new space.
The new office, which officials said they did not have the address for, will include positions in marketing, finance, development and IT.
According to documents from the city of Orlando, the state has approved $315,000 for the potential move and Orlando offered $63,000 in incentives. The jobs would pay an average of $85,208 a year.
“We are incredibly appreciative of the partnership with Governor Scott and the team at Enterprise Florida,” Ruby Tuesday president and CEO JJ Buettgen said in a statement. “The new regional office will serve as a great complement to our Restaurant Support Center in Tennessee, allowing us to continue focusing on our brand transformation efforts.”
Buettgen owns a home in Winter Park and worked as chief marketing officer for Darden Restaurants from 2004 until 2013. Several other top Ruby Tuesday executives also worked for Darden.
The casual dining chain has 737 restaurants worldwide, including 658 company-owned locations.