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Steakhouse blooms in new retail center by Dallas-Fort Worth Airport

Steakhouse blooms in new retail center by Dallas-Fort Worth Airport

Outback Steakhouse
Euless, steak is on the way. Photo courtesy of Outback

There's steakhouse action in the mid-cities with a new branch of Outback Steakhouse opening in Euless at 2601 SH 121 on October 18. Managing partner Scott Ruka says in a release that the company is honored to be part of the Euless community and, following the company's pattern with new openings, will make a donation to a local charity, this time a group called 6 Stones.

If you haven't left your house lately, Outback is the Australian-themed chain serving steaks, seafood, and steakhouse fare. Its parent company is Bloomin' Brands, which also owns Carraba's, Bonefish Grill, and Fleming's Steakhouse.

This opening is a pleasant surprise, coming after a round of closures that Bloomin' Brands executed in February, when it shuttered 43 restaurants that were not performing well.

But it really just replaces a previous location on SH 114 in Grapevine, which closed on October 10. A spokesperson calls this a "relocation," a trend that follows other recent Outback openings in Florida and Oklahoma City.

The new Euless location is at the new Glade Parks retail center, which offers improved access and visibility, the spokesperson says.

There are 14 locations overall in the DFW area, with the closest branches to Euless being in Hurst and Irving. Life is good if you live in the mid-cities and you like Outback.

The new Outback will serve all of the signature dishes: grilled steaks, chicken, seafood, and the famed eye-catching Bloomin' Onion fried appetizer. This location boasts a new-ish "Modern Australia" design, which seems to consist of photos of kangaroos, desert and seaside landscapes, wood fittings, and images of random kitchen accessories such as seasonings and knives.

Bloomin' Brands, Inc. was founded in 1988 and is headquartered in Tampa, Florida.