Celebrate Ruby’s Birthday at Ruby’s Diner! July 29, 2019!

Celebrate Ruby’s Birthday at Ruby’s Diner! July 29, 2019!

Back in 1982, our doors opened and Ruby’s Diner was introduced to the world. While we’re known for our award-winning burgers and hand-crafted shakes and malts, a lesser-known story is how we got our name. 35 years ago, our founder Doug Cavanaugh had a dream to create a restaurant with a 1940’s American diner theme to bring back the fun and nostalgia of the era. With his father’s encouragement and the help of his friend and business partner, Ralph Kosmides, they opened their dream diner at the end of the Balboa Pier. The tiny 45-seat restaurant was called Ruby’s Diner, in honor of Cavanaugh’s mother, Ruby!

Every year, we celebrate Ruby’s birthday with a special celebration, and of course, our guests are all invited!

Join us on July 29th, 2019 to celebrate Ruby’s Birthday with a very special deal! To celebrate our namesake’s birthday, participating Ruby’s Diner locations will offer the RubyBurger with French Fries for just $2.99 while supplies last. (And don’t forget to try our limited time only Ruby Dooby Birthday Cake Shake during your visit!)

We are also proud to announce that proceeds from each sale of the RubyBurger with French Fries on Ruby’s Birthday Celebration will directly benefit an organization near and dear to our hearts: The Ruby Dooby Foundation! The Ruby Dooby Foundation carries on the legacy of giving and compassion embodied by Ruby Cavanaugh, who adored children.

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Which Ruby’s Diner Locations Are Participating In Ruby’s Birthday Celebration?

Ruby’s Diner locations participating in our $2.99 RubyBurger and French Fries special this year may vary. Please feel free to call your local Ruby’s Diner to see if it will be joining in the celebrations! This offer excludes casino, airport, shake shops, sporting venue and food court. To see a list of all of Ruby’s Diner locations participating in our $2.99 RubyBurger and French Fries special, see below:


  1. Huntington Beach
  2. Irvine
  3. Long Beach
  4. Laguna Hills
  5. Morongo
  6. Oceanside
  7. Palm Springs
  8. South Coast Plaza
  9. Anaheim
  10. Balboa 
  11. Carlsbad
  12. Citadel
  13. Corona Del Mar
  14. Downey
  15. Laguna Beach
  16. Mission Viejo
  17. Orange
  18. Palos Verdes
  19. Redondo Beach
  20. San Clemente
  21. San Juan Capistrano
  22. Tustin
  23. Whittier


  1. Glen Mills
  2. Ardmore

Offer Details

Offer valid one day only 7/29/19 11:30am to close. Additional charges apply to any addition or substitution. All other burgers and menu items are full price. One RubyBurger and French Fries per guest. Offer stands while supplies last.  Participating locations may vary.