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New location to support 25 new jobs, host charity giveback event

Sevierville, Tenn. A new Outback Steakhouse® is bloomin’ in Sevier County and bringing 25 new jobs to the community. Located in Sevierville at 1705 Parkway, the new Outback will officially open to guests on May 3 at 11 a.m. To mark the grand opening, a ribbon cutting ceremony will take place at 10:45 a.m. on opening day, organized by the Sevierville Chamber of Commerce.

“We are so honored to be a part of the Sevierville community,” said Andy Garmley, managing partner of the Sevierville Outback location. “We’re looking forward to welcoming our friends and neighbors on opening day with delicious food and to give back to a great organization.”

As part of Outback Steakhouse’s ongoing nationwide charity give-back program, and to show its support for the Sevierville community, 50-percent of opening day sales* will be donated to the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee’s Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge and Sevierville Emergency Response Fund, which supports the affected communities that fell victim to the vicious fires that swept through the Smoky Mountains.

“Sevier County’s recovery from the November fires is in large part due to the strength of the community,” said Scott O’Neal of The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee. “This donation from Outback reinforces its place in the community and will help provide assistance both immediate and long term.”

The new Outback Steakhouse replaces a previous location in Sevierville, which will close on April 25. Guests at the new Outback will be able to enjoy signature grilled steaks, chicken and seafood entrees, and the Bloomin’ Onion in a restaurant boasting the chain’s new “Modern Australia” design, with décor that mirrors the indigenous flora and fauna, adventure, geography and leisure of modern day Australia. Featuring a spacious dining room and bar areas able to accommodate 282 guests, the 6,965-square foot restaurant will employ approximately 108 employees, about 15 of whom are new hires.

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

*Up to $5,000.

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About Outback Steakhouse®

Outback Steakhouse starts fresh every day to create the flavors that our mates crave. Best known for grilled steaks, the Bloomin’ Onion and a wide variety of chicken and seafood, Outback also offers a wide variety of crisp salads and freshly made soups and sides. New creations and grilled classics, such as Victoria’s Filet Mignon and Perfectly Grilled Salmon, are made from scratch daily using only the highest quality ingredients sourced from around the world. Earn up to 50% off every fourth visit by joining Dine Rewards™ at www.dine-rewards.com. For more information, please visit www.outback.com or http://www.facebook.com/outback.

About The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee

The Community Foundation exists to promote and facilitate giving in the 40 counties of Middle Tennessee and beyond. It does this by accepting gifts of any size from anyone at any time and by empowering individuals, families, companies, nonprofits, and communities to respond to needs and opportunities that matter. The Community Foundation works with people who have great hearts, whether or not they have great wealth, to craft solutions that reflect their intentions and goals. For more information, call 615-321-4939 or visit www.cfmt.org.