News Release

June 27, 2023

Outback Steakhouse Celebrates National Onion Day With Free Bloomin' Onions On June 27, 2023


All day on June 27, dine-in guests can receive a free Bloomin’ Onion with the purchase of an adult entree.

TAMPA, FLA. (June 27, 2023) – Outback Steakhouse® is celebrating its 35th anniversary this year, and so is its often-imitated-never-duplicated appetizer enjoyed by over 8 million guests every year. On National Onion Day, June 27, 2023, Outback Steakhouse invites its Bloomin’ Onion® fandom to dine in and dive into its spicy signature bloom sauce to mark the special occasion. Guests enjoying a meal at their local Outback anytime on June 27 can receive one free Bloomin’ Onion per table with the purchase of one adult entree by mentioning “National Onion Day” to their server.

“There’s only one place to be on National Onion Day – enjoying a Bloomin’ Onion,” said Brett Patterson, President of Outback Steakhouse. “Our iconic appetizer revolutionized the industry and is so popular that it deserves its own day of celebration, so we’re looking forward to giving guests what they love.”

The Bloomin’ Onion was invented by one of Outback’s four founders, Tim Gannon, who aimed to create a delicious come-back flavor; he knew that guests could not stop at one petal. Today, Bloomin’ Onions are cooked and crafted by Bloomologists and served on a trademarked pedestal displaying the fitting message, “on another level.” There is an average of over 200 petals per onion, and Outback uses over 14 million pounds of colossal onions in a year.

*Available for dine-in only on 6/27/2023 at participating Outback Steakhouse locations in the U.S with guest mention of “NATIONAL ONION DAY” to server. Limited time offer. Offer not valid at restaurant locations in the states of MS, TN, plus all airport locations. Receive 1 Free Bloomin' Onion with the purchase of one full-price adult entrée. Maximum one discount per table. Excludes applicable taxes and gratuity. No cash value. Void where prohibited by law. Offer ends 6/27/2023.

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 or the Outback Facebook page.