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Ruby Slipper Café Opens First Location in Old Metairie on Eggs Benedict Day

Popular brunch restaurant celebrates signature dish and new location in one day

 METAIRIE, LA (April 16, 2019) – Ruby Slipper Café celebrated the opening of its first location in Metairie, La., today with a ribbon-cutting and grand opening event. To add to the fun, owners Jennifer and Erich Weishaupt opened their latest location in their family of restaurants on April 16, National Eggs Benedict Day, to commemorate one of their most iconic dishes.

“We are excited to be opening our doors to our friends and neighbors here in Jefferson Parish,” said Jennifer Weishaupt, founder & co-CEO of Ruby Slipper Café. “For this location, we wanted to do something special for our guests, and what could be better than Eggs Benedict on Eggs Benedict Day? We can’t wait to serve up our signature Cochon, Chicken St. Charles, Corned Beef and Shrimp Boogaloo along Metairie Road for years to come.”

In addition to the Eggs Benedict Day celebration, the restaurant also hosted the Morris Jeff Community School Pelicans band and Mardi Gras Indians complete with a second line during the grand opening. Friends of the brand and partners to the Ruby Slipper also joined in on the fun, with juices from Natalie’s Orchid Island Juice Company and coffee from French Truck Coffee. Additionally, 10% of sales from the day were donated to Angel’s Place, a nonprofit with a mission to provide ongoing respite care and services to local children with life-threatening diseases.

“We have been welcomed into the Jefferson Parish community since we started our journey with this location, and we can’t wait to continue to work with the many businesses along the Metairie Road corridor and beyond,” said Erich Weishaupt, founder & co-CEO of Ruby Slipper Café.

Focused on growing in the Southeast, this restaurant will mark Ruby Slipper Restaurant Group’s twelfth restaurant in total and its eighth in Louisiana. The Old Metairie location features the same classic menu with signature twists on New Orleans favorites, like the award-winning BBQ Shrimp & Grits, Eggs Cochon Benedict and Bananas Foster Pain Perdu. These dishes, as well as  the eye-opening cocktails are some of the many reasons Ruby Slipper Café continues to be included on “best of” lists across the South.

By visiting the Metairie page on the Yelp app, patrons can put their party on a waitlist remotely and arrive at the location when their table is ready. The restaurant will be open weekdays 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. and weekends 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. To view the menu and learn more, visit www.therubyslippercafe.net. Fans can also follow the Ruby Slipper on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter (@RubySlipperCafe).

ABOUT RUBY SLIPPER RESTAURANT GROUP: Ruby Slipper Café and Ruby Sunshine restaurants bring the unique flavors and hospitality of New Orleans to breakfast and brunch. Founded in post-Katrina New Orleans, Jennifer and Erich Weishaupt turned a blighted corner store into a cozy restaurant, with the hope that it would help draw people back to the Mid-City community. The Ruby Slipper Café was an instant hit, becoming a sought-out destination among both locals and visitors to the city. In the decade since opening that neighborhood storefront, Ruby Slipper Restaurant Group has become one of the fastest growing concepts in the Southern United States. The group has grown to operate two brands with (eleven) restaurants. Both Ruby Slipper Café and Ruby Sunshine remain owned and operated by the original founders. They serve all-day brunch and eye-opening cocktails seven days a week.

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Rosalind Hall