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Claim: Outback Steakhouse brought steak dinners to American troops serving in Afghanistan.
Example: [Collected on the Internet, 2002]
Origins: Thus began an article that ran in the
On 19 June 2002, fifteen Outback Steakhouse (an international chain of Australian-themed restaurants) employees worked with military personnel in Kandahar, Afghanistan, to cook and serve ribeyes and bloomin' onions to members of the
The folks from Outback brought 6,700 steaks, 30,000 shrimp, and 3,000 giant onions with them. Broccoli, rolls, french fries, and cans of O'Douls (a non-alcoholic beer) completed the meal. For dessert, Jeff's Gourmet Pies of Tampa donated 6,600 slices of cheesecake.
This is good eating even to those who haven't spent months chowing down on little else but powdered eggs and
Barbara "a bloomin' miracle" Mikkelson
Last updated: 7 April 2008
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