You might be wondering what the logic is behind levying so much criticism towards the company during a time of crisis. Well, it goes a little something like this: Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse is a very profitable chain. Matter of fact they haven’t yet posted losses and yet they were laying off/furloughing hundreds of employees.
Despite these details, the restaurant chain chose to use two different subsidiary companies to apply for a government loan. Which meant that not only did they receive the $10 million bailout, but they received it twice.
Things get a little clearer from this side of the fence