Bloomin’ Brands

Bloomin’ Brands is one of the world’s largest casual dining companies, with more than 1,450 restaurants throughout 48 US states and 20 countries globally. It's main brands today include Outback Steakhouse, Carrabba's, Flemin's and Bonefish Grill; the company was founded in 1988 with the opening of the first Outback Steakhouse in Tampa, Florida in 1988.

Baseline assessment

Environment

Room for improvement

Nutrition

Room for improvement

Social inclusion

Room for improvement

Summary

Bloomin’ Brands publicly discloses a number of environmental commitments but falls short in the nutrition and social inclusion dimensions. Despite its sizeable global footprint, the company has not set targets to reduce its GHG emissions. And while it is an active member of the Restaurant Roundtable for Sustainability, it also does not commit to achieving a deforestation-free supply chain. The company states that sourcing seafood harvested in a sustainable manner is a priority but has not disclosed any related targets to achieve this. It does have specific targets to reduce food waste but has yet to disclose these. Neither has it disclosed commitments to soil health or optimising fertiliser and pesticide use. Its animal welfare policy is under development. Although Bloomin’ Brands owns more than 1,200 restaurants, it has yet to disclose any commitments or information in the nutrition dimension, including on increasing the relative share of healthy foods it offers. Few statements are disclosed on serving safe food with wholesome and high-quality ingredients. The company has no public disclosure in the social inclusion dimension, including regarding child and forced labour, health and safety and paying a living wage.

Food and Agriculture Benchmark

The Food and Agriculture Benchmark will assess 350 keystone companies on the issues underpinning the food system transformation agenda. The benchmark’s aim is to stimulate companies to apply sustainable business practices throughout their operations as well as use their influence to encourage value chain partners to do the same. WBA has organised the food and agriculture value chain into six sub-sectors. These sub-sectors are also reflected in the methodology framework.

Food and agriculture revenue
USD 4,139,389,000
Major subsidiaries
Outback Steakhouse, Carrabba's Italian Grill, Bonefish Grill, Fleming's
Consumer brands
n/a

Value chain sub-sectors

Other benchmarks

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