Despite the wishes of some Fargo-Moorhead diners, Outback Steakhouse is not planning a return to the market. Ever since Outback closed its Fargo location in April, 2008, it has been rumored that the restaurant planned to return.
Shannon Black with OSI Restaurant Partners, LLC, parent company of Outback Steakhouse, said “there are is not a restaurant scheduled to open in Fargo, N.D.”
Outback Steakhouse, known for its grilled steaks, chicken and seafood, spent 10 years in Fargo before closing its 401 38th St. S. location abruptly.
Rumors have also surfaced that The Cheesecake Factory and Cracker Barrel restaurants are coming to Fargo. Company representatives also refute those rumors.
Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, a chain of family restaurants known for home-style food, does not have a Fargo location on its development plan, according to a company spokeswoman. Cracker Barrel does have a Bismarck location.
The closest Cheesecake Factory restaurant is in Edina, Minn., and that’s not about to change anytime soon.
Mark A. Mears, chief marketing officer for The Cheesecake Factory, said, “while we are always on the look-out for A+ sites to grow The Cheesecake Factory, I am not aware of any plans to establish a location in the Fargo area at this time.”
The Cheesecake Factory is an upscale casual dining restaurant that offers more than 200 menu selections and 50 cheesecakes made fresh daily.