I've been meaning to post this story for a while.
There is a restaurant chain here called the Outback Steakhouse
Outback Steakhouse is an Australian steakhouse restaurant. Although beef and steak items make up a good portion of the menu, the concept offers a variety of chicken, ribs, seafood, and pasta dishes. The Company’s strategy is to differentiate its restaurants by emphasizing consistently high-quality food and service, generous portions at moderate prices and a casual atmosphere suggestive of the Australian Outback.
The kids were intrigued, so I took my 2 big boys there one evening.
We went to the one near our house and the first thing we noticed when we walked in the door was the music - Country, but not Australian country music. There was no James Blundell, Adam Brand, Troy Cassar-Daley, Kasey Chambers, Smoky Dawson, Slim Dusty, Jimmy Little, Gina Jeffries, Lee Kernaghan, Chad Morgan, Reg Lindsay, Keith Urban, or John Williamson just to name a few.
The place was decked out in 'Australian' memorabilia - including Sidney Nolan's Ned Kelly
The waitress took our order
While we waited, I took photos of the coasters
The food came and it was far from memorable. I don't remember what we had but suffice to say it wasn't that great.
It is far from an Australian Steakhouse, and I should know. I've been to a few 🙂