5-Day Veterans Day Salute from Outback Steakhouse

Oct 31, 2011, 12:46 ET from Outback Steakhouse

TAMPA, Fla., Oct. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --


In celebration of Veterans Day and as an expression of Outback Steakhouse's appreciation to our country's veterans and active duty military*, a free Bloomin' Onion® and a Beverage will be available to them at every Outback in the country from November 7th-11th, 2011.


Monday, November 7 - Friday, November 11, 2011


Available Nationwide.  Please visit www.outback.com for locations.

Donations Welcomed

To Support

The Troops:

Outback customers can donate $5 directly to Operation Homefront by texting "TROOPS" to 90999. (Standard Message Rates Apply)



Supporting our troops and their families has been our longstanding commitment at Outback Steakhouse. What began as a grassroots initiative in Tampa, Florida, when Outback Steakhouse was founded 23 years ago, has since grown into an international effort.  In 2002, Outback launched "Operation Feeding Freedom," sending a team of volunteer employees to Afghanistan to feed American troops. Since then, Outback has made a total of 9 trips to the Middle East and brought over 200,000 troops a much needed taste of home. For the last two years, Outback invited its guests to order off its special "Red, White & Bloomin'" Menu and donated $2 Million to Operation Homefront, a non-profit organization providing everyday and emergency support for active troops, wounded warriors and their families.  For everyone at Outback, it is an honor serving those who serve us so selflessly every day.  For more information about Outback's commitment, please visit www.outback.com/troops.

About Outback


Outback Steakhouse was once again voted #1 Best Steak in the 2011 Zagat Survey® of National Full-Service Restaurant Chains for the third consecutive year.  Outback Steakhouse starts fresh every day to create the flavors that our mates crave. Best known for grilled steaks, chicken and seafood, Outback also offers a wide variety of crisp salads and freshly made soups and sides.  New creations and grilled classics are made from scratch daily using only the highest quality ingredients sourced from around the world.  For more information, please visit www.outback.com or http://www.facebook.com/outback.

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*The FREE Bloomin' Onion® and Coca-Cola® promotion is open to Military Personnel who have one of the following forms of identification on November 7-11, 2011: U.S. Uniform Services Identification Card, U.S. Uniform Services Retired Identification Card, Current Leave and Earnings Statement (LES), Veterans Organization Card (i.e., American Legion and VFW), DD214 Certificate, Veteran Identification Card (VIC), Photograph in Uniform or Wearing Uniform. The FREE beverage will be customer's choice of any Coca-Cola® product.

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