News alert: Ruth’s Chris in Baton Rouge sells for $2.35M

The Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse on Constitution Avenue, the Baton Rouge institution that has served politicians and city leaders for more than a generation, has been sold to a local businessman.

Christopher Bachman, the sole member of Check B LLC, paid $2.35 million to Texas-based Bekmet Ltd. for the restaurant, according to sale documents filed with the East Baton Rouge Parish Clerk of Court’s Office.

Attempts to reach Bachman on Monday afternoon were unsuccessful. A Daily Report article from 2009 on renovations to the building identified Bachman as the general manager at Ruth’s Chris.

Baton Rouge restaurant icon TJ Moran opened the establishment on Constitution in 1977.

—Ryan Broussard