Rachel was born and raised in Savannah Georgia. She started in the restaurant industry at sixteen years old and has always had a passion for wine. Rachel has been with the Ruth’s Chris family since 2010 and her passion for fine wine and food continues to grow. She enjoys educating guests and staff on wine. She loves the south and strives to commend true southern hospitality to all guests who walk through the door.
Rita Strayer Johnson followed her passion for art and literature to Shippensburg University in Pennsylvania, where she double majored in Fine Arts and English Literature. She jokes that her years spent earning two liberal arts undergrad degrees translated to a master’s degree in bartending. She became a bartender at Ruth’s Chris in Savannah in 2009, where she found herself immersed for the first time in true hospitality, and found her true calling.
In the Spring of 2017, Rita switched gears to become Sales and Marketing Director at Ruth’s Chris. This was a natural transition for her, as it allows her to use her communication skills while practicing the art of customer service that she finds so satisfying.