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Bloomin’ Brands

In the late 1980s, four friends who were all veterans of the hospitality industry had the dream of opening their own restaurant. They wanted a place with a casual atmosphere and a strong focus on quality food and service.

To differentiate themselves from other concepts, they decided an Australian theme fit the relaxed, friendly and fun image they wanted. They opened their first Outback Steakhouse restaurant in 1988 in Tampa. Outback became known for serving a great steak at a reasonable price by people who genuinely cared about their guests.

Since the first Outback Steakhouse opened, our family has expanded to include Carrabba’s Italian GrillBonefish Grill, and Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar. Together, these make up Bloomin’ Brands, Inc.

Today, Bloomin’ Brands is one of the world’s largest casual dining companies with approximately 94,000 employees and close to 1,500 restaurants throughout 48 states and internationally.




Joseph (Joe) Kadow

Joseph (Joe) Kadow is the Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer of Bloomin’ Brands, Inc. An original member of the Bloomin’ Brands executive leadership team, Mr. Kadow leads the legal, communications and government relations functions.

He began his career at Bloomin’ Brands in 1994 as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary. Prior to joining Bloomin’ Brands, Mr. Kadow was a partner in the national law firm of BakerHostetler.

Mr. Kadow is a member of the Board of Directors and Audit Committee for The Habit Restaurants, Inc. and is the Immediate Past Chairman of the Board of Directors for the National Restaurant Association.

A native of Scranton, Pennsylvania, he graduated from the University of Scranton in 1978 with a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting. He received his Juris Doctor degree from the Dickinson School of Law of Penn State University in 1981 and was admitted to practice in Pennsylvania in 1981 and Florida in 1983.