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Carrabba’s Banks on Off-Premises Sales and a Robust Loyalty Program

Carrabba’s Italian Grill may not get the same fanfare as the other restaurants under the Bloomin’ Brands umbrella, but this casual Italian chain with 200-plus locations may be suiting up for its moment in the spotlight after a recent quarterly earnings call from its parent company.

Carrabba’s Unveils 4-Course Dinners for Valentine's Day

Like the famous spaghetti kiss in the classic Lady and the Tramp movie, Italian cuisine is known for creating romance. Carrabba’s Italian Grill is sharing the amore this Valentine’s Day by offering three different style four-course dinner selections starting at $45 for two from Monday, February 4 through Sunday, February 17.

Carrabba's Offering Free Lasagne or Spaghetti to Take Home

Bite into a free order of made from scratch Lasagne or Spaghetti starting January 22–January 31.When guests dine-in and enjoy one of Carrabba’s Italian Grill’s three signature dishes—wood-grilled Chicken Bryan, savory Chicken Marsala, or creamy Pollo Rosa Maria from their Carrabba’s Today, Carrabba’s Tomorrow menu—they will take home their choice of a free order of Lasagne or Spaghetti.

Taking the Pulse of the Italian Restaurant Icons

When it comes to the Italian category, three major chains dominate the headlines. Ranging from family-friendly casual all the way to upscale, these restaurants boast wider reach than independents, but with that size comes less dexterity.

Carrabba’s Offering $10 Deal for National Spaghetti Day on January 4

National Spaghetti Day is Friday, January 4 and Carrabba’s Italian Grill restaurants nationwide will be celebrating with a special offer.For one day only, enjoy their delicious Spaghetti Pomodoro, sautéed in classic tomato sauce, Penne Alfredo and Linguine Positano, featuring crushed tomatoes, garlic, olive oil and basil, for only $10.

Carrabba’s Raising Funds for Cancer Research in October

October is National Pasta Month and Carrabba’s Italian Grill’s nationwide are supporting the fight against cancer with Pasta Georgio—a new addition to the popular restaurant’s menu of fresh and handmade dishes inspired by the many tastes of Italy.

Shareholders Ask for Sweeping Changes at Bloomin’ Brands

Barington Capital Group, representing a group of shareholders of Bloomin’ Brands, Inc., sent a letter and 87-slide presentation to Elizabeth Smith, chairman and CEO of Bloomin,’ on Feb. 21 recommending the company implement a variety of measures to improve long-term value.

Carrabba's Offers 15 Percent Off Meals

To kick off 2015, Carrabba's Italian Grill is offering 15 percent off of every meal for a limited time through March 8.Also to celebrate 2015, bottles of Rodney Strong Chardonnay, Merlot, or Cabernet are $20.

Carrabba's Celebrates Italian Wine Harvest Season

Just in time for the Italian wine harvest season, Carrabba's Italian Grill is highlighting the rich flavors of a traditional Italian cooking technique: wine-infusion. The new Vino Italiano menu is a collection of innovative dishes cooked with wine to enhance and accent their flavors.

Revenues Up, Traffic Flat at Bloomin' Brands

Bloomin' Brands, Inc. reported financial results for the 13 weeks ended June 29, 2014.Total revenues increased 9 percent to $1.1 billion, while comparable sales for company-owned core domestic concepts increased 0.

Carrabba's Pairs Classics with New Creations in LTO Combo

Carrabba's has paired its classic favorites with new creations to deliver comfort and adventure, all on one plate. For a limited time, Carrabba's Italian Grill Classics & Creations has four perfectly matched combinations with a soup or salad starting at less than $15.

Food, Beverage Marketing is a Matter of Good Eats

As food and beverage marketing in the U.S. becomes increasingly complex and even more competitive, marketers in the category have a new creative and strategic resource to tap. The Good Eats Agency (www.

Full Serves Lead New Kids Meal Initiative

It wasn’t Bring Your Child to Work Day, but that’s certainly what it felt like at the launch of the National Restaurant Association’s new healthy kids menu initiative “Kids LiveWell” in Washington, D.