Rutt's is a roadside sh*thole and the dogs aren't top-notch as mmgspych noted . It's just a tradition like fruitcake and eggnog for the holidays. Not really that tasty, but you do it anyway.
Goffle Grill, the dearly departed Clixes and Hot Grill all superior IMO to Rutt's. Hot Grill's chili is the best.