ANN ARBOR, MI — Ruth’s Chris Steak House in Ann Arbor thought it would have a fun promotion. Instead, it may have bit off more than it can chew — or its patrons can.
The steakhouse started a promotion last week giving Michigan fans a percentage off their total food bill equal to the final winning point differential.
Then Michigan beat Rutgers, 78-0, on Saturday, the largest point differential since 1939, which would mean a 78% discount. But, as stated before the promotion began, the restaurant’s conditions state that 50% would be the limit for the deal today through Thursday.
As of Sunday afternoon, the restaurant is already booked through Thursday.
The Ann Arbor location said the restaurant plans to continue the promotion through football season.
There are a few other caveats — the gratuity is based on the total bill prior to the discount, may not be combined with any other promotions or offers, excludes group or private dining, discount excludes alcoholic beverages.
Today they’ll see what kind of impact the blowout meant for them.