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Outback Steakhouse

Leadership

Bloomin’ Brands’ Liz Smith to surrender CEO job

She’ll be succeeded in April by finance chief Dave Deno.

Financing

Are consumers trading their burgers for steak?

The diverging performances of chains such as Outback Steakhouse and Steak ‘n Shake show an economy heading in two directions, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

The steakhouse chain is looking for a more modern prototype that accommodates tomorrow’s trends.

Management says it’s never been more bullish about the concept’s future—even as investors wonder, what about the rest of the company?

An activist investor wants a selloff of Carrabba’s, Bonefish and Fleming’s.

Here’s a look at the most tempting limited-time offers in August.

A more local approach to marketing is taking hold at Bloomin’ Brands, while discounting takes a back seat.

Sales and traffic comps remained negative for the big brand in Brinker’s portfolio.

The casual chain is looking at kitchen-only formats after shrinking the size and tweaking the back of house of its conventional stores.