TAMPA, Fla., Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Date Nights: all couples need them, but not all couples have them. In fact, according to Outback Steakhouse's New American Romance study,[i] more than half of those surveyed said they need at least one Date Night per month to keep the spark alive, but shockingly 56% can't remember their last Date Night. To make matters worse, 50% of people have cancelled or postponed at least one scheduled Date Night in the past year. So to answer the public's Date Night SOS, Outback is coming to the rescue as the Official Sponsor of Date Night with a special menu for two every Thursday – Sunday, beginning October 23, a deal so juicy, there is no excuse to ever postpone another Date Night.
Since the way to one's heart is through the stomach, Outback is setting the mood with food with Outback's New Date Night Meal for Two,* including a Bloomin' Onion appetizer and a Classic Cheesecake to share, paired with two of Outback's favorite steak entrees. Plus, couples can truly relax and un-wine-d with $10 off select bottles of wine. For a limited time only, couples can choose from the following sizzling options:
Two 8 oz. Outback Special® Sirloins
Two 6 oz. filets
One 8 oz. sirloin and one 6 oz. filet
Each meal comes with a choice of a Freshly Made Side & Signature Salad per person
"After learning that 42% of people canceled Date Night because they were too tired, we decided to make it as easy and tasty as possible with our special Date Night Meal for Two, available each weekend," said Jeff Smith, President of Outback Steakhouse. "'We'll do all the work – come in as you are and enjoy!"
Outback's New American Romance Study also unveiled the top reasons people have canceled or postponed a Date Night in the past 12 months, including having to work (31%), being too busy (37%) and too tired (42%). So in an effort to put an end to the never-ending excuses, Outback's special Date Night Meal for Two, available Thursday – Sunday, is the perfect reason to kick off the weekend early and make time for what really matters.
Plus, Outback is rewarding couples for sharing their love for one another, asking people to post #TBT photos to capture that first spark with their loved one for the chance to win a free Date Night. By uploading a 'Throwback Thursday' photo on October 23 to Outback's Facebook page, couples will be entered for the chance to win a free Date Night with a $50 Outback gift card. To enter and for official sweepstakes rules, please visit Facebook.com/outback.
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.
*Price, product participation and restaurant hours may vary by location
[i] The 2014 New American Romance Study was conducted by Wakefield Research (www.wakefieldresearch.com) for Outback Steakhouse® among 1,000 nationally representative U.S. adults ages 18+, between January 9th and January 15th, 2014, using an email invitation and an online survey. Quotas have been set to ensure reliable and accurate representation of the U.S. adult population 18+. The margin of error for the study is +/- 3.1%.