Outback Steakhouse

Thirty-one years ago, in 1988, Bob Basham, Trudy Cooper, Chris T. Sullivan and Tim Gannon founded the first Outback Steakhouse in Tampa, Florida.

The Outback Steak House‘s 739 U.S. Store Locations

The Outback Steakhouse was owned and operated in the United States by OSI Restaurant Partners until it was acquired by Bloomin’ Brands.  In April 2012, Bloomin’ Brands, the current owner of Outback Steakhouse, filed with the Securities And Exchange Commission (SEC) to raise up to $300 million in an initial public offering. Bloomin’ Brands, Inc. became a publicly traded company on NASDAQ under the ticker symbol “BLMN.”


The Outback’s Australian-inspired restaurant known around the world for it’s mouth-watering award-winning steaks. It’s special appetizer, the Bloomin’ Onion, along with a wide variety of chicken, ribs and seafood are on their menu of superb taste treats. Their menu also features the Hearts of Gold Mahi and Wood-Fire Grilled Steak, made from scratch daily using the highest quality ingredients, and cooked exactly the way you like it.

“Bloomin’ Brands, Inc. is a company of restaurants, not a restaurant company. All of our brands were founded by people who have a genuine passion for food and a desire to share hospitality with others.”

Bloomin’ Brands.com

Bloomin’ Brands includes a number of restaurants: Outback Steakhouse, Carrabba’s Italian Grill, Bonefish Grill, and Flemings Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar.

The Outback’s casual and inviting atmosphere offers the perfect setting for a relaxing meal with family and friends. Whatever tempts your palette is sure to please: amazing steaks, chicken, ribs, seafood, pasta. And the prices, oh yah, priced right for every budget!

Bloomin’ Onion? Oh Yah!
If you’re an onion-lover, then the Outback’s  Bloomin’ Onion is for you. This signature dish is a one-pound onion cut open as a “bloom.” It’s breaded, deep-fried and served with a delicious dipping sauce. Oh, yah!


Outback partners with Heineken USA and their Heineken with a Heart program to raise funds for various organizations in the communities where their restaurants are located. They’ve also joined GroupRaise, a platform where non-profit organizations can book restaurant fundraisers in their locations. 

Ever seen a Bloomin’ Onion Fly? The Outback owns two blimps, both named after their Bloomin’ Onion appetizer.

Gloria Sauvé
Communications and Marketing

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