Outback Steakhouses


Tampa-based Bloomin’ Brands says customers are increasingly choosing delivery over dining out. The company, which owns Outback Steakhouse, Bonefish Grill, and Carrabba's has poured millions of dollars into restaurant renovations. And it’s trying to entice diners with a loyalty program. 

Bloomin' Brands

The Tampa parent company of Outback Steakhouse is getting creative to keep diners coming back to its restaurants. Bloomin’ Brands has invested millions in restaurant renovation, delivery, and a customer loyalty program. The company is also looking to grow its business in Brazil. 

Speed Limits, Gun Bills Remain in Play

Apr 16, 2014

After taking this week off and holding committee meetings Monday and Tuesday, the Florida Senate will face a flurry of bills when it returns to the floor April 23.

The Senate is expected to pass a proposal (HB 7035) that would revamp laws dealing with juvenile sentencing in cases that involve murders or other series felonies. Also, it will begin debating a proposal (SB 392) that could allow speed limits to go as high as 75 mph on some highways.

Senators also are expected to take up two proposals backed by gun-rights advocates.