Ruby Tuesday Inc. said late Tuesday its chief executive resigned and released preliminary results for the quarter that fell below Wall Street estimates. Ruby Tuesday shares were flat at $3.05 without any indication of a trade halt. The casual-dining chain said James Buettgen resigned effective immediately and appointed F. Lane Cardwell as interim president and CEO while the company searches for a replacement. Ruby Tuesday also said it expects an adjusted loss of 10 cents to 12 cents a share for the fiscal first quarter on revenue of $256.7 million. Analysts surveyed by FactSet had estimated a loss of 1 cent a share on revenue of $263 million.
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