In the late 1980s, four friends had the dream of opening a casual-dining restaurant that offered quality food and exceptional service at a reasonable price.
They conceived an Australian theme with a “No Rules, Just Right” mindset to create a fun, friendly dining experience that would differentiate themselves from other dining concepts. In March 1988, they opened the first Outback Steakhouse in Tampa, Florida. Since then, our family of brands has expanded to include Carrabba's Italian Grill, Bonefish Grill, Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar, and Aussie Grill by Outback. Together, these unique, Founder-inspired restaurants make up Bloomin' Brands, Inc.
Today, Bloomin' Brands is one of the world's largest casual dining companies with approximately 77,000 Team Members and more than 1,450 restaurants worldwide. Continuing our Founders’ commitment to excellence, Bloomin’ Brands was named to the Forbes’ list of America’s Best Employers for Diversity for the third year in a row and was also honored as one of America’s Best Large Employers in 2021.