Ruby Tuesday closes BR restaurant

The Ruby Tuesday restaurant at College Drive and Corporate Boulevard has closed.

A sign in the door of the restaurant Monday thanked customers for their patronage.

Ruby Tuesday announced last week it planned to close 30 locations in the first six months of 2014, with the majority of closings happening in the first quarter.

The Tennessee-based casual dining chain has struggled with declining sales and a loss of profitability. In the most recent quarter, the company posted a $34.4 million loss, while its sales were down by 8 percent to $276.2 million.

The location at 5108 Corporate Blvd. had been open since 1995. A Ruby Tuesday in Cortana Mall closed several years ago. The chain still has 700 locations, including restaurants in Slidell and New Iberia.