A Chain-Restaurant New Year's in Times Square for Big Spenders

New York's Times Square after the clock strikes midnight in New York on Jan. 1 Photograph by Mary Altaffer/AP Photo

Ruby Tuesday might not be the most glamorous spot to ring in 2014, but that doesn’t stop the restaurant from charging nearly $700 per person for the chance to give your honey a smooch next to a platter of mini burgers. The chain’s Times Square restaurant is selling tickets for as much as $1,395 per couple to party a few steps from the famous ball drop. And it’s just one of the tourism epicenter’s casual chain restaurants hosting pricey New Year’s Eve parties. Applebee’s wants $375 per person.

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