Approximately 40 “underperforming” Carrabba’s, Outback, Bonefish Grill and Flemings restaurants will be closing by the end of 2017, according to the owner.
Bloomin’ Brands Inc. said it will close restaurants across the country, but did not specify the locations that will be impacted. All four restaurants have a presence locally:
• Carrabba’s Italian Grill has restaurants in Washington Twp., Mason, Troy, Columbus and Cincinnati.
• Outback Steakhouse has restaurants in Centerville, Cincinnati, Dayton, Kenwood, Mason, Columbus.
• Bonefish Grill has restaurants in Dayton, West Chester Twp., Columbus and Cincinnati
• Flemings has a location in Beavercreek at The Greene Town Center
“Although 2016 was a challenging year for both Bloomin’ Brands and the industry, we made real progress on our strategy to reallocate spending away from discounting toward investments to strengthen brand health, ” Liz Smith, CEO of Bloomin’ Brands, said in a statement.
The chain has more than 1,500 restaurant locations. The company recorded a net loss of $4.3 million, or 4 cents per share, down from a profit of $17.7 million in the same period a year ago.
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