NAPERVILLE, Ill. -- Bloomin Brands, the parent company of Outback Steakhouse, Bonefish Grill, Carrabba's Grill, and Fleming's Steakhouse, announced that the company will shut 43 of its 1,500 locations.
The company has a mix of owned and franchised restaurants in 48 states, as well as Puerto Rico and 20 countries.
Carrabba's Grill in Naperville is among the 43 restaurants that were permanently closed Feb. 15. A spokesman for Bloomin Brands said no other restaurants in Illinois, Indiana or Wisconsin were closed.
The spokesman said Bloomin Brands is providing severance to all employees and working to place as many as possible in our other restaurants.