News Release

February 09, 2024

Pucker Up This Valentine’s Day For The Outback Steakhouse Bloomin’ Onion Breath Kiss Challenge

Submit your smooch Feb. 9 – 29 to win the free iconic appetizer

TAMPA, FLA. (Feb. 8, 2024) – Love is in the air and at Outback Steakhouse! Outback is encouraging couples to lean in and go for it this Valentine’s Day with the Bloomin’ Onion Breath Kiss Challenge. Starting tomorrow, Feb. 9 through the end of the month, snap a picture of the no regrets post-Bloomin’ Onion smooch with the hashtag #outbackonionbreath to win a *FREE* Bloomin’ Onion for your next date night out.

“Out of all the kisses in your lifetime, the one you’ll remember the most comes with a story,” said Brett Patterson, President of Outback Steakhouse. “Embrace a memory-making moment and indulge in a shameless Bloomin’ Onion breath kiss.”

The Bloomin’ Onion is Outback’s iconic and most popular appetizer, invented by one of Outback’s four founders, Tim Gannon, who aimed to create a delicious come-back flavor where guests cannot 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.

Check out the Challenge Rules at Please keep it PG-rated – no one wants to get cancelled!

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.