|This article relies on references to primary sources. (April 2012)|
|Type||Wholly owned subsidiary|
|Founded||January 15, 2000
St. Petersburg, Florida, U.S.
|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)
John W. Cooper
(President of Bonefish Grill)
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.
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. As of December 31, 2011, Bloomin' Brands had seven franchised Bonefish Grill restaurants and 151 corporate owned and operated Bonefish Grills across 28 states.
Bonefish Grill restaurants are typically only open for dinner, although many restaurants are now open for weekend brunch and the company is experimenting with full lunch service in some markets. Their menu focuses largely on wood-grilled fish.
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.
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.
Alec Baldwin did a series of high-profile radio ads for Bonefish Grill in 2009-2011.
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- "About BFG, FAQ's". OSI Restaurant Partners, LLC. 2011. Retrieved April 14, 2012.
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