History of Outback Steakhouse

Outback Steakhouse was started as an American dining restaurant chain based in Tampa, Florida.  Today they have over 900 locations in 21 countries throughout North and South American countries. They are located in Europe, Asia and Australia featuring USDA Choice and Prime steaks and other offerings in an Australian-inspired environment.

The restaurants were founded February 1988 in Tampa, Florida by Bob Basham, Chris T. Sullivan, Trudy Cooper and Tim Gannon. Today the restaurants are owned by OSI Restaurant Partners and by franchise and venture agreements internationally. Outback Steakhouse joined the South Korean market in 1997 through the franchise agreement with Aussie Chung Inc.


Hours of Operation:  Mon-Thurs: 4:00pm-10:30pm; Fri: 4:00pm-11:30pm; Sun: 2:00pm-9:30pm

Minimum Age to Work Here:  18 years old

Positions Available:  Host, Hostess, Bartender, Server, Head Wait Server, Line Cook, Prep Cook, Take Away Person, Trainer, Dishwasher, Busser, Kitchen Staff Manager, Front of the House Manager, Assistant Manager, Restaurant Manager, Project Planner, Event Coordinator, Design Project Manager, Gift Card Accounting Manager, Administrative Assistant, Strategic Operations Manager, Productivity Manager

Background Check Required?  Yes

Negotiation:  Set hourly rate.  There is no room for negotiation.


Job Description/ Average wage

Wait staff: Outback Steakhouse refers to their waiters and waitress as wait staff which they still do the same performances as a waiter or waitress. They are expected to greet the customer, take their orders, and then deliver them in the manner that they were ordered by the customer. The wait staff is suppose to take drink orders first and make sure that they see the identifications of those who are placing orders for alcoholic beverages making sure that they are of legal age to have the drink. Since the bartender is not in the position to see the customers and determine the age they are dependent on the wait staff. The appetite, soups and salads are served first. Afterwards the wait staff delivers the steaks to the customers along with any other side dishes. They are expected to check the steak order making sure that it is prepared in the manner that the customer desires. Afterwards they present the customer with their bill, collect, and then return with the receipt plus the change or charge card. They must be friendly and outgoing. The average wage is around $5.00 an hour plus tips. This varies in accordance to the area that you are working.

Bartender: The bartender must be a professionally licensed person who knows how to make all sorts of mixed alcoholic drinks. They need to be able to prepare the drink with the right amounts of alcoholic beverages and add fruit drinks as required. In some cases drinks are made by adding cola’s, water, vermouth, or other substances to dilute the alcohol. It is necessary for the bartender to be trained and licensed before they can acquire a position with Outback Steakhouse restaurants.  This position is going to pay anywhere from $2 to $9 a hour plus tips.

Bus Boy / Dishwasher: You’re going to help keep the restaurant clean, as well as the back kitchen.  You’re going to help with clearing tables, cleaning dishes, as well as helping chefs with the pots, pans and more.  You’re going to also assist the waitstaff with any cleaning duties that are necessary.  The average wage is anywhere from $7 to $9 a hour.

Manager: As a manager of the restaurant, you’re going to watch over the entire restaurant.  You’re going to be in charge of hiring employees, assigning tasks, as well as making sure that the restaurant is running at 100%.  You’re going to help the franchise owner with any problems that may arise in the restaurant itself.  The average wage is anywhere from $30,000 to $44,000 a year.

Benefits for hourly employees:

  • Medical Coverage
  • Dental Coverage
  • Prescription Card
  • Life Insurance
  • Meal Discount
  • Paid Vacations
  • Competitive wages

Benefits for Salary Employees

  • All of the above benefits
  • Short Term Disability
  • Long Term Disability
  • 401 (k)
  • Adoption Assistance
  • Flexible Spending program
  • Employee Assistance Program

Atmosphere and Perks

Outback steakhouse ensures a fun-filled and challenging working environment. The generous pay rates the company can offer is not just enough for employees are also offered with job perks that even entry level positions can enjoy. These perks include paid work trainings, flexible schedules and the qualified employees can have retirement plans, health and wellness benefits, discounts and other perks. This company is a great venue where everyone is given a fair chance for career growth and development.

Interview Questions

Where do you see yourself five years from now?  Do you have plans to work for longer years in this company?

How do you deal with co-workers that are difficult to work with?

When are you available to work here?

Why did you choose to apply in this company?

What are your skills that are best suited to the job you have applied for.

Why should the company hire you?

Can you work in a fast and heated environment?

How will you describe yourself as a team player?

What will you do if you have conflict with your manager?

Interview Tips

You need to prepare yourself for the interview as part of the hiring process. This will generally take place after your employment application has been reviewed. Usually, the hiring manager or the assistant manager will set the interview. You have to answer questions which will determine your employment experiences related to the job, job skills, and availability. Make sure you will be able to be amenable of you are asked to work at graveyard shift. This will potentially give you the points to be considered to be hired. Make sure to display positive personality in answering the questions.

How to apply

You may apply for these job positions and other positions available with Outback Steakhouse by visiting their website: http://www.outbacksteakhouse.com/careeropportunities/benefits.aspx

Please feel free to visit your local Outback Steakhouse to find out what is available in your area.

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