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Outback Steakhouse

Marketing

Casual chains tout the quality side of value

The past week's best-performing ads pushed top-flight items at a bargain price.

Leadership

Brett Patterson named president of Outback Steakhouse

The appointment was the latest top-level executive and board changes disclosed today by Bloomin’ Brands.

He will continue to oversee the domestic operations of Outback. In another change, Liz Smith is stepping down as executive chairwoman.

Jana Partners said it intends to put up two candidates for Bloomin’ Brands eight-person board.

Menu items featuring cheese, meat and potatoes rank high this fall.

Bloomin' Brands said its stock price doesn’t reflect its performance and that it is exploring strategic alternatives, sending shares soaring.

The high-flying company plans to add two Jaggers units to the two that already open.

Parent Bloomin’ Brands is partnering with DoorDash, an arrangement that will also add lunch delivery from Bonefish Grill.

Diversification into new concepts is sweeping through casual dining in particular. Here’s a rundown of who’s trying what.

These LTOs scored high for craveability in Technomic’s recent survey.

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