Outback Steakhouse, Inc. Reports December Comparable Store Sales

Outback Steakhouse, Inc. today reported that comparable store sales for the five-week period ended December 29, 2001, increased by approximately 1.8% and 4.9% for domestic Outback Steakhouses and Carrabba's Italian Grills, respectively, compared to the same five-week period in 2000.

New Zealand Financial Times
January 7, 2002

Outback Steakhouse, Inc. Reports December Comparable Store Sales

PR Newswire - USA; Jan 7, 2002

Outback Steakhouse, Inc. today reported that comparable store sales for the five-week period ended December 29, 2001, increased by approximately 1.8% and 4.9% for domestic Outback Steakhouses and Carrabba's Italian Grills, respectively, compared to the same five-week period in 2000. Average unit volumes for all domestic Outback Steakhouses and Carrabba's Italian Grills increased by approximately 0.8% and 7.5%, respectively, compared to the same five-week period in 2000.

(Comparable store sales figures are based on domestic stores opened for more than 18 months. Average unit volume figures are based on all domestic stores.) STORE INFORMATION Restaurants opened Restaurants during the month open as of ended Dec. 31, 2001 Dec. 31, 2001 Outback Steakhouses Company owned and consolidated affiliates 8 575 Domestic franchised and joint venture 2 114 International franchised and joint venture 3 50 Total 13 739 Carrabba's Italian Grills Company owned and
consolidated affiliates 2 75 Joint venture 1 28 Total 3 103 Fleming's Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bars Company owned and consolidated affiliates 2 11 Roy's Company owned and consolidated affiliates — 11 Joint venture – 1 Total — 12 Lee Roy Selmon's Company owned — 1 Bonefish Grills — Company owned and consolidated affiliates — 3 Joint venture — 1 Total – 4 System-wide total 18 870

Outback Steakhouse, Inc. operates 739 Outback Steakhouses, 103 Carrabba's Italian Grills, 11 Fleming's Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bars, 12 Roy's, one Lee Roy Selmon's and four Bonefish Grills in 49 states and 21 countries internationally.

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Contact: Robert S. Merritt of Outback Steakhouse, +1-813-282-1225

Website: http://www.outback.com/

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