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Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Outback simplifies dinner and a movie night

While I was celebrating my mom's birthday at Outback Steakhouse tonight, I noticed an unusual addition to the menu. No it wasn't a new appetizer, it was Kevin Costner's goofy looking mugshot, in a preview for his most recent movie, Swing Vote.

Outback's summer movie deal combo offered a meal and a $5 coupon for Swing Vote and any other Disney or Touchstone film. I didn't opt for the combo, but this gimmick could prove to payoff for both sides,.As many families look for cheaper entertainment, Outback's deal could be enticing to families looking for cheap friday night entertainment.

I'm not aware of any similar restaurant/movie packages, but many other major chains,such as T.G.I. Fridays could create similar offers. These deals could prove to be a great remedy to fill those restaurants who have suffered from a sluggish economy and theaters who have seen in-home,high def-entertainment slow their box office sales.

By Matt O'Hern at 10:12 PM | Comments (0)

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