TAMPA, FLA. (May 9, 2022) – New Outback Steakhouse restaurants will look a little different – a smaller size, new technology and a revamped interior design to enjoy the steakhouse favorites and service guests enjoy at Outback. The new buildings will elevate the in-restaurant dining experience with a modern Aussie-inspired flare and devote more space to take-away, delivery and Outback’s newly launched nationwide catering program.
“This new restaurant design features the Aussie spirit of Outback from the moment you arrive at the restaurant with a warm and welcoming dining room while also allowing us to optimize Outback’s strong to-go and delivery channels,” said Brett Patterson, President of Outback Steakhouse. “The smaller size also allows us to bring restaurants to areas where larger units may not have been possible.”
In 2022, Outback opened three prototypes— Fort Worth, TX, Steele Creek, NC, and Polaris, OH. The company plans to build 75 to 100 additional restaurants in the U.S.
The typical Outback Steakhouse is nearly 6,000 square feet, while the new model optimizes kitchen space to reduce its footprint to almost 5,000 square feet. The spacious dining room and bar areas accommodate approximately 187 guests, and guests can expect the same Outback experience they know and love.
The reimagined interior is —vibrant, fun and inviting—reflecting the Outback spirit in an exciting, new way. Edgy art pieces adorn the restaurant, and a chandelier reminiscent of the Southern Cross constellation allows patrons to enjoy dinner under the stars. An eye-catching graffiti mural and locally inspired art splashes the walls with color. The mural draws inspiration from Aussie surf culture and one of Australia’s most famous landmarks— Sydney Harbor Bridge, the largest steel arch bridge in the world.
Whether ordering online or sharing a meal with mates in the prototype’s unique atmosphere, enjoying Outback classics will be easier than ever. With the Outback app for iPhone and Android, guests are seated faster, earn DineRewards points, receive exclusive offers and more. Download the app at www.outback.com/app. For more information about Outback Steakhouse, please visit www.outback.com or follow Outback on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or TikTok.
About Outback Steakhouse:
There’s a special spirit at Outback Steakhouse. One where mates gather, stories are exchanged, and steakhouse favorites flow as freely as the conversation. Serve it up with a dash of Aussie hospitality, and you’ve got all the makings of a great experience you’ll want to share with your friends, time and time again. We're known for high quality, juicy steaks with your choice of big cuts and bold flavor, cooked just the way you like it. Spirited drinks that start the night off right and a heap of craveable dishes and fan favorites like our iconic Bloomin' Onion. For more information, please visit outback.com.