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New Location Supports Childhood Cancer Research at Johns Hopkins with Give Back Event

LAUREL, Md.  — Outback Steakhouse® is debuting its newest restaurant location in Laurel, Maryland opening its doors at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, January 21. To show its support of the local community, a portion of the restaurant’s opening day sales will benefit Childhood Cancer Research in The Division of Pediatric Oncology at The Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center. The new restaurant will be the first in the area to feature a new “Modern Australia” design both inside and out.

“We love being a part of the Laurel community and are excited to open a new restaurant with a totally new design for our guests to enjoy,” said Scot Overton, Managing Partner, Outback Steakhouse. “We’re looking forward to seeing our friends and neighbors on grand opening day and to give back to a great organization.”

To mark the official grand opening, the Laurel Outback restaurant is inviting local area residents to attend a ribbon cutting ceremony with the Baltimore Washington Corridor Chamber of Commerce at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, January 21.

The new restaurant will replace the previous Laurel location on Sweitzer Lane and will feature a “Modern Australia” design with decor that mirrors the indigenous flora and fauna, adventure, geography and leisure of modern day Australia. Guests will also enjoy a spacious, energetic bar area that includes a community table – a great place to meet up with friends and enjoy specialty beer, wine and hand-crafted cocktails. The new bar will also feature customized seating and furnishings and is connected directly to the outdoor dining patio.

In addition to Outback’s signature bold steak dinner entrees, customers will be able to enjoy a wide variety of fast and affordable lunch options including lunch combos for just $7.99, such as the Classic Outback Burger or Chicken Artichoke Flatbread, or the new Aussie Fish, Steak or Chicken Tacos. Plus, for a limited time guests can enjoy Outback’s Wood-Fire Grilled favorites, including Baby Back Ribs, Wood-Fire Grilled Pork Porterhouse and the new Wood-Fire Grilled Shrimp on the Barbie, each served with a freshly made side and a Signature Side Salad starting at just $14.99.

The Laurel Outback Steakhouse is located at 14718 Baltimore Avenue, Laurel, MD 20707 and is open from 11 a.m.10 p.m. Monday – Thursday, 11 a.m.11 p.m. Friday – Saturday and 11 a.m.9 p.m. on Sunday. Call-ahead seating is available by calling the restaurant at (301) 317-8401, or guests can access Outback’s new Click Thru Seating by visiting Outback.com/Seating to view the current wait time at their local restaurant and put their name on the wait list for now or later. For on-the-go guests, Curbside Takeaway is available by calling the restaurant or placing your order online.

For more information about Outback Steakhouse, please visit www.outback.com, www.facebook.com/outback or follow us on Twitter @Outback.

About Outback Steakhouse

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.

About The Division of Pediatric Oncology at The Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center

The Division of Pediatric Oncology at The Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center is focused on the research and treatment of childhood cancers. As one of the leading Cancer Centers in the United States, The Johns Hopkins Division of Pediatric Oncology is at the forefront of developing new therapies and designing clinical trials to provide children with cancer the best possible treatment. As a leader in pediatric cancer research, Johns Hopkins Pediatric Oncology is dedicated to making new discoveries to improve the lives of children with cancer in Maryland, the nation, and around the world. For more information or to make a donation to The Division of Pediatric Oncology at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center, visit www.hopkinsmedicine.org/kidscancer.