Chris T. Sullivan
Co-Founder and Chairman of The Board
Chief Marketing Officer
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Outback was founded in the year 1988. The company has been active for almost 31 years now. The founders of the company were Trudy Cooper, Bob Basham, Tim Gannon and Chris T Sullivan. The company is an Australian-themed restaurant, with an emphasis on casual dining and large portions at affordable prices as well. The company’s first restaurant was opened in Tampa, Florida, USA. The parent company of the entity changed its name to OSI Restaurant Partners in the year 2006.
Then in the year 2007, private equity companies such as Bain Capital and Catterton Partners had bought OSI Restaurant Partners for almost $3.2 billion. The company was renamed as Bloomin Brands in the year 2012 and became a limited public entity as well, as of the year 2012 as well. In the year 2009, Outback Steakhouse Canada had abruptly closed all nine locations in the province of Ontario, Canada, due to poor economic conditions. Then in the year 2009, the company had opened another yet location in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada. The company and its founders are also the major contributors to the Republican Party, contributing more than $303,000 and $334,000 for the year 2000 and year 2004 election cycles, respectively. The company is also itself is one of the largest donors in the food and beverage sector as well, being second only to the National Restaurant Association, which itself represents almost more than 300,000 restaurants. Then in the year 2012, the company had become a sponsor of the Ryan Newman and the number 39 Chevrolet for Stewart-Haas Racing, in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series as well. Later onwards, Kevin Harvick had taken over Outback's sponsorship and promotion in the year 2014 for two races in their number 4, after Newman had left the team to drive Richard Childress Racing's number 31 car. The headquarters of the company is based in 2202 North West Shore Boulevard Suite 500. The name of the place is Tampa, while the name of the state is Florida, USA. The pin code of the area is 33607.
Outback is an American cuisine company that focuses on providing various types of recipes and dishes for casual dining needs. The company currently has its presence in over 1,000 locations across 23 different countries in the world, including the USA, Canada, Taiwan, Japan, Brazil, etcetera. As of the year 2017, the total revenue generated by the company is more than $3.8 billion. The company is currently a subsidiary of Bloomin Brands. The current CEO of the company is Elizabeth Smith.
The primary services provided by the company include allowing customers to obtain various kinds of casual dining recipes and dishes prepared by the company’s restaurants.
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