Bonefish Grill

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Bonefish Grill
Type Wholly owned subsidiary
Industry Restaurant
Genre Casual dining
Founded January 15, 2000 (2000-01-15)
St. Petersburg, Florida, U.S.
Founders Tim Curci
Chris Parker
Headquarters 2202 North West Shore Boulevard, Suite 500
Tampa, Florida, U.S. 33607
Number of locations 158 (2011)
Key people Elizabeth A. Smith
(CEO/Chairman of OSI)
Dirk A. Montgomery
(CFO/EVP of OSI)
Stephen Judge
(President of Bonefish Grill)
Products American cuisine
(Seafood)
Parent Bloomin' Brands
Website bonefishgrill.com
Footnotes / references
[1][2]
A Bonefish Grill in Miamisburg, Ohio.

Bonefish Grill is an American casual dining seafood restaurant chain owned and operated by Bloomin' Brands, headquartered in Tampa, Florida. The company was founded on January 15, 2000 in St. Petersburg, Florida by Tim Curci and Chris Parker.[3]

Bloomin' Brands acquired Bonefish Grill on October 5, 2001. At the time, the chain had only three locations. In 2006, Bonefish Grill announced the opening of its 100th restaurant.[4] As of December 31, 2011, Bloomin' Brands had seven franchised Bonefish Grill restaurants and 151 corporate owned and operated Bonefish Grills across 28 states.[1]

Menu[edit]

Bonefish Grill restaurants are typically only open for dinner, although many restaurants are now open for weekend brunch which has a full menu of different types of omelets and other various breakfast choices to try. The company is experimenting with full lunch service in some markets with specific lunch items not found on the dinner menu. Their menu focuses largely on wood-grilled fish. The specials change every couple of months so there is always something new to try. The bar is fully stocked, and there are many different drinks and those specials also change every couple of months. [1]

They are recognized for their Bang Bang Shrimp appetizer, which consists of shrimp in a creamy spicy sauce.[1]

Charitable contributions[edit]

Bonefish Grill has a history of partnering with various charitable organizations, including the American Red Cross.[citation needed]

Corporate social responsibility[edit]

Bonefish Grill's procurement process is guided by the reports and recommendations of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and issued government regulation. The chain actively pursues sustainable practices through the research of ocean status, product authentication, global trends, biomass, annual catch limits, changing fish migrations, and aquaculture production methods and sources. Some of their fish periodically undergo DNA testing to ensure diversity and proper species labels.[5]

They are also affiliated with the Ocean Trust, an ocean conservation foundation building science, conservation, and industry partnership for the sustainability of the oceans, as well as providing a link to sustainable fisheries, wildlife and the environment.[citation needed]

Staff[edit]

Bonefish Grill offers alternate menus such as a gluten free option and are able to aid in any allergy concern.

Advertising[edit]

Alec Baldwin did a series of high-profile radio ads for Bonefish Grill in 2009-2011.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d OSI Restaurant Partners, LLC (December 31, 2011). "FY 2011 10-K". U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Retrieved April 14, 2012. 
  2. ^ "About BFG, Management". OSI Restaurant Partners, LLC. 2011. Retrieved April 14, 2012. 
  3. ^ "About BFG, Our Story". OSI Restaurant Partners, LLC. 2011. Retrieved April 14, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Inside the company, History" (PDF). OSI Restaurant Partners, LLC. Retrieved April 14, 2012. 
  5. ^ "About BFG, FAQ's". OSI Restaurant Partners, LLC. 2011. Retrieved April 14, 2012. 

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