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This week on Nation's Restaurant News, CEO of Bloomin' Brands David Deno speaks about how Outback Grill and Aussie Grille were able to bounce back from initial coronavirus sales slumps on our recent episode of Extra Serving.

“When this first happened in mid-March, we wanted to do two things. One, we wanted to take care of our employees. And two, we wanted to serve great food in a safe environment — either in the restaurant or in peoples’ homes.” Said David Deno. 

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store is joining the growing list of restaurant chains deleting menu items to simplify operations during the coronavirus pandemic. The “simplified” menu has a new category, Cracker Barrel Favorites, which features the brand’s best-known dishes. The menu section includes the newly introduced Barrel-Cut Sugar Ham, a bone-in Sugar Ham steak served with biscuits or corn muffins and choice of three country sides. It’s $14.99.

“We delete menu items from time to time to make room for new signature, craveable menu items that our guests love,” Cammie Spillyards-Schaefer, vice president of Culinary and Menu Strategy, told Nation’s Restaurant News in a statement. 

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