Outback Steakhouse, Inc. runs one of the largest casual steakhouse chains in the United States, Outback Steakhouse. The chain consists of more than 600 Australian-themed restaurants in 47 states and several countries. The dinner-only restaurants serve moderately priced entrees such as seasoned steaks, prime rib, chicken, seafood, and pasta. The chain's signature, however, is an appetizer, the 'Bloomin' Onion.' The company also runs the Carrabba's Italian Grill chain, which includes about 70 dinner-only restaurants offering moderately priced Italian cuisine in a casual atmosphere. Outback Steakhouse, Inc. is also involved in two emerging restaurant chains: an upscale steakhouse called Fleming's Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar, and another upscale chain called Roy's Restaurants, which features 'east-west' cuisine and was founded by celebrated chef Roy Yamaguchi.
Outback Steakhouse Copycat Recipe
A New York style cheesecake served with a choice of raspberry or chocolate sauce.
4 large eggs
3 tablespoons flour
1 1/2 cups sugar
3 tablespoons cornstarch
2 lbs cream cheese, softened (4-8oz. packages)
2 teaspoons vanilla
1/2 cup softened butter
16 ounces sour cream
melted chocolate or raspberry sauce or caramel sauce or chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Lightly spray 9 inch spring form pan with butter flavored cooking spray. Set aside. Beat eggs in large bowl until frothy. Blend in sugar, flour, and cornstarch. Add remaining ingredients, blending well after each addition. Blend until smooth. Pour into spring form pan (it will be VERY full). Bake 1 hour at 325 degrees. (Cake will be set on the edges and glossy in the center.) Turn oven off and leave cake to cool for 1 hour with the door open. Remove from pan and refrigerate. Top with your favorite sauce or decorate with chocolate curls or fruit slices.
Cooling the cheesecake thoroughly makes it taste that much better and it is easier to slice.