The plans clearly indicate 'relocation', which may imply the closing of the long-standing Edmond Outback at 3600 Broadway Extension which opened in the mid-90's.
However, an official with Outback replied to an email inquiry, "I am unable to confirm any plans for Oklahoma City at this time, but I can tell you we are interested in the area".
The plans also clearly show the location to be on the south side of Memorial Road near Quail Springs Mall.
The parent of Outback, Bloomin' Brands Inc., went public in 2012 to raise capital to refresh and expand the popular steakhouse as well as its other brands, Carrabba's, Bonefish Grill and Fleming's Steakhouse.
Outback unveiled a new restaurant design in 2015 to replace the ubiquitous Australian-style restaurants that have become well associated with the brand.
According to the Bloomin' Brands, their new restaurants feature “a 'Modern Australia' design with decor that mirrors the indigenous flora and fauna, adventure, geography, and leisure of modern day Australia. Guests will also enjoy a spacious bar area that is connected directly to the outdoor dining patio and features a community table, as well as customized seating and furnishings.”
Outback is based in Tampa, Florida and operates almost 1,000 locations in 23 countries.