Thursday, August 9, 2018
By NATARIO McKENZIE
Tribune Business Reporter
Outback Bahamas plans to invest some $2 million on a second restaurant on New Providence.
Since July 2013, the Outback Steakhouse Brand has been serving up Aussie inspired food favourites with a Bahamian twist. Through the continued support of its loyal customer base, the company has continued to 'bloom', offering its customers a superior dining experience in a safe and family friendly environment. Building on that success, the company is also expanding into the Turks and Caicos Islands.
"We've been hard at work over the last year to bring the brand into the Turks and Caicos" said Christopher Mortimer, Outback President and CEO.
"We're very excited about the progress we've made and are looking forward to a successful launch later this month".
The August 20 unveil of the new Outback Turks and Caicos precedes similar expansion plans in line for Nassau as well. Construction will begin this fall on Outback Bahamas' Western NP Providence location with an unveiling date set for Mother's Day 2019.
"Over the next several months, residents in the West will get to see the new restaurant take shape from the ground up," Mortimer explained.
"We are so happy to be able to give our customers who live in western New Providence the great food, great price and service which they have come to know and love a little closer to home".
The New Providence expansion represents an investment of some two million dollars creating hundreds of Bahamian jobs in both the construction and post construction phases - which is of particular importance in light of the current economic climate.
"The country's current economic environment is without question the most difficult to face Bahamian Businesses in recent years" noted Mortimer. "In this age where many businesses have found it difficult to stay afloat we're happy to have the support of the local community"