WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549


                                    FORM 8-K

                                 CURRENT REPORT
                     PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(D) OF THE
                         SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

       Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): October 19, 2005

                      RARE Hospitality International, Inc.
               (Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)

   Georgia                      0-19924                    58-1498312
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(State or Other                (Commission                (IRS Employer
Jurisdiction of                File Number)              Identification No.)

                  8215 Roswell Rd, Bldg. 600, Atlanta, GA 30350
         (Addresses of Principal Executive Offices, including Zip Code)

                                 (770) 399-9595
              (Registrant's Telephone Number, including Area Code)

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Section 2 - Financial Information

Item 2.02       Results of Operations and Financial Condition.

Section 7 - Regulation FD

Item 7.01       Regulation FD Disclosure.

                The following information is furnished pursuant to Item 2.02,
"Results of Operations and Financial Condition" and Item 7.01, "Regulation FD

                On October 19, 2005, RARE Hospitality International Inc. (the
"Company") announced financial results for the third-quarter 2005 ended
September 25, 2005. The full text of the press release is set forth in Exhibit
99.1 hereto.

                The information in this report, including the exhibit hereto, is
not deemed "filed" for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of
1934, as amended.

Section 9 - Financial Statements and Exhibits

Item 9.01     Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(c) Exhibits.

     Exhibit Number Description of Exhibit 99.1 Press release issued October 19,



Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the
Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the
undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

                         RARE Hospitality International, Inc.

                         By:  /s/  W. DOUGLAS BENN
                         Name:    W. Douglas Benn
                         Title: Executive Vice President, Finance
                         and Chief Financial Officer

Date:  October 19, 2005