Outback Steakhouse, Inc. Reports March Comparable Store Sales

Apr 04, 2001, 01:00 ET from Outback Steakhouse, Inc.

    TAMPA, Fla., April 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Outback Steakhouse, Inc. (NYSE:   OSI)
 today reported that comparable store sales for the five-week period ended
 March 31, 2001, increased by approximately 2.5% and 9.8% for domestic Outback
 Steakhouses and Carrabba's Italian Grills, respectively, compared to the same
 five-week period in 2000.  The comparable store sales increase for Outback
 Steakhouse was comprised of a 2.9% increase in per person check average and a
 0.4% decrease in customer counts.  The comparable store sales increase for
 Carrabba's Italian Grills was comprised of a 1.4% increase in per person check
 average and an 8.3% increase in customer counts.
     Average unit volumes for all domestic Outback Steakhouses and Carrabba's
 Italian Grills increased by approximately 2.0% and 9.5%, respectively,
 compared to the same five-week period in 2000.
     (Comparable store sales figures are based on domestic stores opened for
 more than 18 months.  Average unit volume figures are based on all domestic
 stores.)
 
     Outback Steakhouse, Inc.
     STORE INFORMATION
 
                                          Restaurants opened      Restaurants
                                        during the month ended      open as of
                                            March 31, 2001      March 31, 2001
 
     Outback Steakhouses
      Company owned -- domestic and
       international                                5                 531
      Domestic franchised and joint
       venture                                      3                 109
      International franchised and joint
       venture                                    ---                  42
        Total                                       8                 682
     Carrabba's Italian Grills
      Company owned                               ---                  60
      Joint venture                               ---                  21
       Total                                      ---                  81
     Fleming's Prime Steakhouse
      and Wine Bars
       Company owned                              ---                   3
       Joint venture                              ---                   2
        Total                                     ---                   5
     Roy's
      Company owned                               ---                   1
      Joint venture                               ---                   5
       Total                                      ---                   6
     Zazarac
      Company owned                               ---                   1
     Lee Roy Selmon's
      Company owned                               ---                   1
 
     System-wide total                              8                 776
 
     Outback Steakhouse, Inc. operates 682 Outback Steakhouses, 81 Carrabba's
 Italian Grills, five Fleming's Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bars, six Roy's, one
 Zazarac and one Lee Roy Selmon's in 49 states and 16 countries
 internationally.
 
 

SOURCE Outback Steakhouse, Inc.
    TAMPA, Fla., April 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Outback Steakhouse, Inc. (NYSE:   OSI)
 today reported that comparable store sales for the five-week period ended
 March 31, 2001, increased by approximately 2.5% and 9.8% for domestic Outback
 Steakhouses and Carrabba's Italian Grills, respectively, compared to the same
 five-week period in 2000.  The comparable store sales increase for Outback
 Steakhouse was comprised of a 2.9% increase in per person check average and a
 0.4% decrease in customer counts.  The comparable store sales increase for
 Carrabba's Italian Grills was comprised of a 1.4% increase in per person check
 average and an 8.3% increase in customer counts.
     Average unit volumes for all domestic Outback Steakhouses and Carrabba's
 Italian Grills increased by approximately 2.0% and 9.5%, respectively,
 compared to the same five-week period in 2000.
     (Comparable store sales figures are based on domestic stores opened for
 more than 18 months.  Average unit volume figures are based on all domestic
 stores.)
 
     Outback Steakhouse, Inc.
     STORE INFORMATION
 
                                          Restaurants opened      Restaurants
                                        during the month ended      open as of
                                            March 31, 2001      March 31, 2001
 
     Outback Steakhouses
      Company owned -- domestic and
       international                                5                 531
      Domestic franchised and joint
       venture                                      3                 109
      International franchised and joint
       venture                                    ---                  42
        Total                                       8                 682
     Carrabba's Italian Grills
      Company owned                               ---                  60
      Joint venture                               ---                  21
       Total                                      ---                  81
     Fleming's Prime Steakhouse
      and Wine Bars
       Company owned                              ---                   3
       Joint venture                              ---                   2
        Total                                     ---                   5
     Roy's
      Company owned                               ---                   1
      Joint venture                               ---                   5
       Total                                      ---                   6
     Zazarac
      Company owned                               ---                   1
     Lee Roy Selmon's
      Company owned                               ---                   1
 
     System-wide total                              8                 776
 
     Outback Steakhouse, Inc. operates 682 Outback Steakhouses, 81 Carrabba's
 Italian Grills, five Fleming's Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bars, six Roy's, one
 Zazarac and one Lee Roy Selmon's in 49 states and 16 countries
 internationally.
 
 SOURCE  Outback Steakhouse, Inc.