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Outback Steakhouse Has a New Bloomin’ Fried Shrimp Appetizer

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Outback Steakhouse’s Bloomin’ Onion is an appetizer that lives on in legendary status. Good thing the folks at Outback know how to perpetuate that legend’s energy by transferring it onto fried shrimp.

Introducing Bloomin’ Fried Shrimp from Outback, where the steakhouse blesses the spices and flavors of the Bloomin’ Onion onto crispy shrimp. The crispy affair is then drizzled with the brand’s proprietary Bloomin’ Sauce.

Bloomin’ Fried Shrimp is now available to order exclusively in the Outback App for a limited time for $12.99.

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Outback Steakhouse Now Has A Bloomin’ Fried Chicken

Bloomin' Fried Chicken

Despite being a steakhouse, Outback’s most recognizable dish is arguably the Bloomin’ Onion. Perfect for sharing with a group as an ideal appetizer, accompanied by a zesty “bloom sauce,” it’s understandable in being so popular. Outback has recognized the Bloomin’ Onion’s popularity in their newest menu item, with the debut of a Bloomin’ Fried Chicken.

This iteration of the revered appetizer is a boneless chicken breast hand-battered in Outback’s Original Bloomin’ Onion® seasoning, fried until golden brown and drizzled with the spicy signature bloom sauce. A layup on why this new item is a success on concept already, so trust that the Bloomin’ Fried Chicken’s buzz will be well warranted.

This now makes me think how successful a lineup of Bloomin’-style options on Outback Steakhouse’s menu would be. My bet’s on it being more a hit than not.

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Outback Steakhouse Is Loading Their Bloomin’ Onions With Baby Back Ribs And Cheese Fries

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Last year, Outback Steakhouse created a 3-Point Bloomin’ Onion in honor of the NCAA March Madness basketball tournament. The loaded variation featured the restaurant chain’s iconic appetizer, topped with cheese fries, and center-cut sirloin steak bites.

Needless to say, it checked off all of our criteria for a hearty appetizer.

This year, however, the 3-Point Bloomin’ Onion is taking on another form. The new 3-Point Rib Bloom features the steakhouses’ signature Bloomin’ Onion topped with Aussie Cheese Fries (fries topped with bacon, Monterey Jack, and Cheddar), and four BBQ Baby Back Ribs. Now I know how some people feel about ranch dressing, but if there was ever a prime candidate to serve with a bucket of that tangy nectar of the gods stolen from Mt. Olympus, the Rib Bloom would be it.

Outback’s new Rib Bloom will be available through the end of March Madness.

Imagine if they combined the ribs and the steak bites for next year’s promotion…


Outback Just Loaded Their Bloomin’ Onion In The Best Possible Way


You can’t go to Outback Steakhouse without getting their iconic Bloomin’ Onion. We actually think people associate the popular side dish with the restaurant more than steak. Well, Outback’s adding a new take on their classic plate of fried onions. They’re loading them up.

The new Loaded Bloomin’ Onion is a regular Bloomin’ Onion topped with Loaded Aussie Cheese Fries. Those are topped with melted Monterey Jack and Cheddar cheese with a sprinkle of chopped up bacon. They’re served with Outback’s bloom sauce and a spicy ranch dressing.

Outback’s new item will only be available for a limited time during the restaurant chain’s “Big Australia” promotion. Other new items include an 18-oz Center Cut Sirloin, Béarnaise Jumbo Shrimp-topped Filet and a Giant Crab-stuffed Lobster Tail.


Here’s How To Get a FREE Bloomin’ Onion® At Outback Steakhouse Today

All you have to do is mention “Outback Bowl” to your server. That’s it. But today, Sat. January 2nd, is the ONLY DAY to do so. So get going already.

For ‘America’s Boldest Rivalry,’ the 2016 Outback Bowl in Tampa, FL matched a team from both the SEC and Big Ten conferences, represented by the University of Tennessee Volunteers and the Northwestern University Wildcats, respectively. A win from Northwestern and the Big Ten would have meant a free coconut shrimp appetizer from Outback Steakhouse. But a dominant, blowout victory of 45-6 by the SEC’s Tennessee Vols guaranteed a free Bloomin’ Onion® to any party willing to utter the phrase.

RELATED: The Complete History of Outback’s Bloomin’ Onion®

In 2015, Outback Steakhouse gave away over 75,000 orders of Coconut Shrimp after the Wisconsin Badgers victory. Considering the Bowl’s escalating popularity and this year’s 30th annual game, it is expected that the number of complimentary appetizers will be surpassed.

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Free Appetizer at Outback Steakhouse Hinges on College Football Game


Who: Outback Steakhouse

What: Celebrating the Outback Bowl, the restaurant chain will give away a free appetizer to customers with any purchase. The appetizer, however, depends on what participating college team wins. If the Auburn Tigers win, customers will get a free order of Bloomin’ Onion. If the Wisconsin Badgers win, they’ll get a free Coconut Shrimp.

Where: All participating Outback Steakhouse locations.

When: The giveaway is only available on Jan. 2, 2015.


Outback Steakhouse Giving Away Free Bloomin’ Onions to Military on Veterans Day


Who: Outback Steakhouse

What: In honor of Veterans Day, Outback is giving away a free order of Bloomin’ Onion and a beverage for anyone presenting a valid military ID. Outback will also be offering a 15 percent discount to retired military personnel and family with a valid ID.

Where: The Veterans Day deal will be available at all participating Outback Steakhouse restaurants.

When: The giveaway will be available on Tuesday, November 11. The discount will be available from November 12 through December 31.