the new hope restaurant marsha brown's was recently host to my mother, and her two friends, one of which happens to be a successful chef and food stylist.
they had a tasty meal and wine, said mom, but she told me that they were speaking with the owner about the restaurant and she is the owner of ruth's chris steak house. she told them that they(ruth's chris) wanted to open a restaurant in new hope, but were turned down because of the chain affiliation. so the owner just said"okay, then we'll call it marsha brown's". so is it true that marsha brown's is just ruth's chris with a few menu alterations/additions?
my mom's friends live in new hope and are used to this kind of name snobbery, and even they both kind of rolled thier eyes when they found this out