Outback Racing Team Supports Operation Homefront

The Outback Steakhouse Racing Team, led by #39 driver Ryan Newman, is the latest way Outback is supporting military service members through Operation Homefront.  Fans can show their support of the military by texting “TROOPS” to 90999.  With each text message, fans donate $5 directly to Operation Homefront.  Go to www.outbacksteakhouseracing.comto learn more about the team.

As part of its “Thanks for Giving” program, Outback has donated over $2,000,000 over the past two years in support of our troops and families.

The support through Operation Homefront continues in 2012 with local promotions in select restaurants around the country, and adds the integration with Outback Steakhouse Racing.

“We’re honored to continue our support of military families through our partnership with Outback Steakhouse,” said Jim Knotts, Operation Homefront’s chief executive officer.  “The commitment of the company and its patrons has made a difference in the lives of thousands of our service members.  The additional integration with their racing team is one more way for Outback to connect with those who defend our freedom.”

Knotts continued, “We wish Ryan Newman and the team great success on the track this year.  Noting Ryan’s support of the Army too, it is especially meaningful to be a part of his team as we support our nation’s Soldiers and their families.”

Operation Homefront, a national nonprofit with 23 local chapters, provides emergency assistance – including food aid, rent and mortgage assistance, and help with car repairs – to active-duty service members of all branches.

With each text message, $5 will be charged to your mobile phone bill or deducted from your pre-paid balance.  Message and data rates may apply.  All purchases must be authorized by account holder.  Service available on most carriers.

Outback Steakhouse has been an innovator in casual dining for 22 years.  During that time, it has perfected the art of serving great-tasting steaks. In fact, Outback was recently voted #1 Best Steak in the 2009, 2010, and 2011 Zagat Survey of National Full-Service Restaurant Chains.  Outback is not only known for the “Best Steak” award, but also serves fresh, “made from scratch” appetizers, salads, entrees, sides and desserts that use only the highest-quality ingredients available.  Outback’s menu of new choices, classic favorites and “down under prices,” offers something for everyone.  Outback promises delicious, affordable food, spirited service, and an energetic atmosphere that will make casual nights out the most enjoyable available. Please visit www.Outback.com for more information.

A national nonprofit, Operation Homefront leads more than 4,500 volunteers across 23 chapters and has met more than 590,000 needs since 2002.  A four-star rated charity by watchdog Charity Navigator, nationally, 94 percent of total revenue donated to Operation Homefront goes directly to support service members.  More information is available at www.OperationHomefront.net.