In the late 1980s, four friends, who were all veterans of the hospitality industry, had the dream of opening their own restaurant. They wanted a place with a casual atmosphere and a strong focus on quality food and service. To differentiate themselves, they decided an Australian theme fit the relaxed, friendly and fun image they wanted for their new restaurant, so the first Outback Steakhouse® was opened in March 1988 in Tampa, Florida.
Today, Outback Steakhouse operates nearly 1,000 restaurants in over 20 countries. The company has grown to include Carrabba’s Italian Grill, Bonefish Grill and Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar, to make up Bloomin’ Brands, Inc., which became a publicly traded company on NASDAQ in 2012.
The name “Outback” is actually a place in the vast, remote, arid interior of Australia and the beef you enjoy at Outback Steakhouse is 100% imported from Australia with no chemical additives. In China, Outback also serves a variety of other dishes, such as pork ribs, chicken, seafood, burgers, sandwiches, pasta and more.
Enjoy your food journey with your friends or family at OUTBACK!