Tampa, Florida, September 2011 – Outback Steakhouse has been voted number one Best Steak in Zagat's 2011 National Chain Restaurants Survey for the third consecutive year. "It is an honor to be recognized once again by those who enjoy dining out and use Zagat as their key guide to dining options," says Outback Steakhouse President Jeff Smith. "We want to thank all those who consider Outback their favorite place for a great steak dinner. All of our Outbackers work hard to provide the best service, and delicious dishes made fresh to order and prepared just the way our customers like it." "We are also thrilled to be recognized in Zagat's Best Value category again this year," Smith adds. "At Outback Steakhouse we have an ongoing commitment to providing our customers with fresh, quality food at accessible price points." More than 6,000 ZAGAT.com diners participated in the survey, which included 137 of the nation's largest restaurant chains, and weighed in on the quality of Food, Facilities and Service using Zagat's signature 30-point scale. The survey participants eat at chain restaurants an average of 10.7 times per month. For over 23 years Outback has been dedicated to providing its customers with only the finest cuts of choice steaks that have gone through a proprietary aging process to ensure unrivaled taste and tenderness. "All of our beef is grain fed, aged to perfection, hand trimmed and then grilled to order in our restaurants," says Outback Steakhouse Senior Vice President of Culinary Innovation John Li. "We've always sought out the best, freshest ingredients to create great tasting, signature flavors. We start every day fresh by chopping, dicing and stirring fresh ingredients just the way our customers like it." For more information about the Outback Steakhouse menu and restaurant locations, please visit www.Outback.com, www.Facebook.com/Outback or www.Twitter.com/Outback. About Outback Steakhouse Outback Steakhouse starts fresh every day to create the flavors that our mates crave. Best known for grilled steaks, chicken and seafood, Outback also offers a wide variety of crisp salads and freshly made soups and sides. New creations and grilled classics are made from scratch daily using only the highest quality ingredients sourced from around the world.