We've had a the BEST family recipe that I've enjoyed since childhood, It came from my Aunt, and when I went to make it one year for my own family, I was googling variations and found the EXACT same recipe...turns out it is from Ruth's Chris Steakhouse. Never heard of it till then, but I know they have the best sweet potato pie in the world (and funny grammar to their name, what's "Ruth's Chris?" I don't get it.)
The chain was founded by the late Ruth Fertel, a single mother of two, in 1965, after she bought the existing Chris Steak House in New Orleans. In buying the restaurant, Fertel had to agree that the restaurant keep the "Chris" name for a specified period of time. After the original location sustained a kitchen fire, she relocated the restaurant about one-half mile to the west on Broad Street and renamed the rebuilt establishment "Ruth's Chris." Under the purchase agreement, the name "Chris Steak House" could not be used at any other location, and she did not want to lose customers already familiar with the Chris name. Fertel started to franchise the restaurant in the 1970s to locations throughout the United States and throughout the world.