Before the pandemic, catering was a “virtually negligent” part of Bloomin’ Brands’ business, CEO David Deno
The International Franchise Association (IFA) named Out West Restaurant Group, the largest franchise operator of Outback Steakhouse Restaurants in the United States, as Franchisee of the Year. ...
Back in 2018, the restaurant industry was already charting into new territory. Store and bar revenue topped $600 billion in the U.S., yet overall growth had slowed, year-over-year.
Outback parent Bloomin’ Brands has not taken a material menu price increase since late 2019, but COVID has repeatedly proven that no restaurant is immune to cost pressures and inflation. ...
Outback Steakhouse signed the first seven college football athletes to join its new TeamMATES program.
Nobody is going to confuse Outback Steakhouse with Amazon. The same could be said, of course, with any restaurant, especially in full service.
For multiple years, Bloomin’ Brands made a concerted effort to build a stronger, leaner, operations-centered company, and recent results suggest the Outback Steakhouse parent is checking all the bo ...
It was a little over a year ago when Bloomin’ Brands publicly made the call
The pandemic forced a lot of restaurants to get lean, reduce inventories, and develop menu items executable with skeleton crews.
There’s some prevailing logic behind why restaurant chains launch virtual brands. The low-capital investment. The ability to seed demand without physical infrastructure.