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Bloomin' Brands Names Ramin Eivaz to Newly Created Analytics Role

Bloomin' Brands, Inc. announced that Ramin Eivaz joined the company as senior vice president of Digital Marketing, Analytics & CRM. This newly created position will lead a team that will integrate brand marketing and digital analytics for an enhanced customer experience.

Bloomin’ Brands Lays Off 55 Amid Sales Struggles

Bloomin’ Brands confirmed to the Tampa Bay Business Journal that it laid off 55 employees on Wednesday. The casual dining parent, which operates Outback Steakhouse, Bonefish Grill, Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse, and Carrabba’s Italian Grill, told the publication the layoffs affected different levels of the company, and that Bloomin’ planned to support the employees in their transition with severance packages.

Best Buy Exec Joins Bloomin' Brands' Board of Directors

The Board of Directors of Bloomin' Brands, Inc. elected Mike Mohan as a director of the company effective October 20. Mohan will also serve on the Compensation Committee. With this appointment the board is comprised of eight members, six of whom are independent.

Outback Carries Bloomin’ Brands to Positive First Quarter

Bloomin’ Brands made “significant progress,” in the first quarter, CEO Liz Smith said in a conference call Wednesday, giving a nod to the casual dining company’s current initiatives as well as what she believes can be an exciting tailwind for an industry that has experienced consistent traffic declines in recent years.

Bloomin’ Brands Plans to Ramp Up Off-Premise Dining

In a self-described challenging year for Bloomin’ Brands, the casual-dining company decided to close 43 underperforming restaurants while increasing its delivery efforts to give customers a differentiated dining experience.

Bloomin' Brands to Shutter 43 Restaurants

Bloomin' Brands, Inc. reported results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended December 25, 2016 compared to the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended December 27, 2015.Highlights for Q4 2016 include the following:Repurchased 1.

Dine Rewards Loyalty Program Launches Nationwide at Bloomin' Brands

Bloomin' Brands, Inc. officially launched Dine Rewards on Tuesday, the first nationwide loyalty program in casual dining to offer rewards across multiple restaurant concepts. After just three visits to Outback Steakhouse, Carrabba's Italian Grill, Bonefish Grill, or Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar, guests can earn 50 percent off on their fourth visit.

Bloomin' Brands Plans to Close 14 Bonefish Locations

Bloomin' Brands, Inc. reported results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended December 27, 2015 compared to the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended December 28, 201.Key highlights for Q4 2015 include the following:Adjusted restaurant margin was 16.

FSR 50: Top 10 Groups

This is the powerhouse list of groups that own and operate the industry’s highest-performing full-service chains. Ranked based on the group’s 2014 U.S. sales, each parent company owns at least two chains and more than 40 brands are represented in this who’s who of chain operators.

Bloomin' Brands to Sell Roy's Restaurants

Bloomin' Brands, Inc. has announced an agreement for the sale of all of its interests in the Roy's Restaurants concept, including 20 company-owned restaurants, to United Ohana, LLC, a new company formed by Sunil Dharod.

Bloomin' Brands Appoints Chief Information Officer

Bloomin' Brands, Inc. announced the appointment of Donagh Herlihy as executive vice president digital and chief information officer.  Herlihy joins the company from Avon, where he led eCommerce and global information technology strategy and operations.

Bloomin’ Brands Names President of International Division

Bloomin' Brands Inc.  announced the appointment of Pat Murtha as executive vice president of Bloomin' Brands, and president, Bloomin' Brands International.In this role, Murtha will be responsible for helping define, develop, and implement the international growth strategy for Bloomin' Brands, and will be a member of the Executive Leadership Team.

Outback Steakhouse Outlasts the Down Under Fad

Celebrating its 25th anniversary, Outback knows when to go new—introducing updated designs, healthy menu options, and new flavor profiles—and when to stay true to its concept, culture, and proven leadership.

Bloomin' Brands Sets 2013 Stockholder Meeting and Record Date

Bloomin' Brands, Inc. has announced that the company's 2013 Annual Meeting of Stockholders will be held on Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at 9 a.m. at the Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel located at 4200 Jim Walter Boulevard, Tampa, Fla.