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): September 21, 2006

                      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 7 - Regulation FD

Item 7.01       Regulation FD Disclosure.

                The following information is furnished pursuant to Item 7.01,
"Regulation FD Disclosure."

                On September 21, 2006, RARE Hospitality International Inc. (the
"Company") announced that its Board of Directors has authorized the following
initiatives to enhance long-term shareholder value:

                o    Exiting the Bugaboo Creek business through the possible
sale of the Bugaboo Creek Steakhouse restaurants and brand.

                o    Improving RARE's cost of capital by recapitalizing its
balance sheet with initially approximately $125 million of long-term debt.

                o    Accelerating the rate of development of the Capital Grille
concept beginning in fiscal 2007.

                The full text of the press release is set forth in Exhibit 99.1

                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.

(d)  Exhibits.

     Exhibit Number     Description of Exhibit
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     99.1               Press release issued September 21, 2006.



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: September 21, 2006