New signature meal includes sirloin steak, soup or salad, side and dessert favorites Tampa, FL  (RestaurantNews.com)  Outback Steakhouse® is helping hungry guests make the most of their dinner dollars with a complete three-course meal for just $11.99*. Now through May…

Outback Steakhouse parent Bloomin’ Brands Inc. filed plans for an initial public offering of up to $300 million in common stock to help pay down debt taken on from its 2007 private-equity buyout. The casual-dining company, which also owns Carrabba’s…

If Driver of No. 39 Chevy Earns Top-10, Fans Get Free Bloomin’ Onion® Daytona Beach, FL  (RestaurantNews.com)  As if race fans needed another reason to cheer for Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR) driver Ryan Newman during the 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series…

Four Lucky Fans Will Win Four Years of Free Meals at Outback Tampa, FL  (RestaurantNews.com)  Leap day birthdays are officially celebrated every four years, but now a lucky few can celebrate every month until 2016. Outback Steakhouse invites fans to…

San Antonio, TX  (RestaurantNews.com)  The Outback Steakhouse Racing Team, led by #39 driver Ryan Newman, is the latest way Outback is supporting military service members through Operation Homefront.  Fans can show their support of the military by texting “TROOPS” to…

Response to our first ever year in review (Top 20 Restaurant News Stories 2011) was so great, we just couldn’t help but serve up another heapin’ helping. Following is a list of the Top 100 restaurant news stories read on…

Stick a fork in it.  2011 is done.  And almost every media outlet in the world has put together some type of Top Stories list.  RestaurantNews.com has been serving up online restaurant news for over 12 years, but this is…

Outback Steakhouse is aiming to honor veterans who have served in all branches of the military this year and will be hosting a 5 day long Veterans Day special. Beginning on November 7th, any active duty or honorably discharged military…

Outback Steakhouse has been voted number one Best Steak in Zagat’s 2011 National Chain Restaurants Survey for the third consecutive year. “It is an honor to be recognized once again by those who enjoy dining out and use Zagat as…

Bonefish Grill and Outback Steakhouse have won top honors in the Zagat’s 2011 National Chain Restaurants Survey.  Bonefish Grill, OSI’s polished casual restaurant best known for its big-city bar and market-fresh fish, took six top honors including Top Overall (averaging…

Darden Restaurants, owner of Olive Garden and Red Lobster, has found its next big thing in LongHorn Steakhouse. After a couple of years of slow growth during the economic downturn and adjustment to a new corporate owner, the Western-themed chain…

Outback Steakhouse tonight will give away an unprecedented one million free steak dinners to customers nationwide.  ‘The Great Aussie Steak Out’ is designed to help introduce consumers to Outback’s new wood-fire grill steak preparation and to celebrate Outback’s new menu…

The National Council of Chain Restaurants announced today that OSI Restaurant Partners, one of the largest casual dining restaurant companies in the world, has become its newest member. “We are very pleased to welcome another dynamic chain restaurant company as…

The bright, colorful plastic play structures found at fast food restaurants like McDonalds have come under heavy scrutiny. Mother and developmental psychologist Erin Carr-Jordan has taken samples from over 50 structures that shows a lack of cleaning and dangerous levels…

Now through August 24th, Outback Steakhouse is featuring the Outback Special & Snow Crab legs – extra large Snow Crab legs, freshly steamed and bursting with crabmeat, paired with their tender Signature Sirloin and a dressed baked potato. Also for…

This fall top level executives from the country’s biggest restaurant chains will gather together for the Restaurant Executive Summit. The event, which is sponsored by Hospitality Technology Magazine, will be held the weekend of September 14th in Chicago. The conference…

Now through May 24th, Outback Steakhouse is featuring the Outback Special & Crab Cakes – a juicy, freshly seared Special Sirloin paired with two Pacific Rim lump crabmeat cakes and a choice of side for a way down under price.…

Austin, TX  (RestaurantNews.com)  On Tuesday, March 1, HotSchedules was honored as one of Central Texas’ Healthiest Employers by Seton and the Austin Business Journal.   The event and luncheon were hosted by Austin Mayor Lee Leffingwell, and the award was presented by…

Austin, TX  (RestaurantNews.com)  Last Friday, HotSchedules sponsored and participated in the Trudy’s Bowl for Kids, the signature annual fundraising event for Big Brothers and Big Sisters (BBBS) of Central Texas.  The event was held at Highland Lanes and participants dressed in…