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If you’re a fan of the Bloomin’ Onion, I’ve got some good news for you if you live in the Brandon area.

The Tampa Bay Business Journal reports that there’s a “fast casual” version of the restaurant called “Aussie Grill.” Brandon will be getting one. These started poppping up in 2019 before the COVID-19 life changed how we dine. But you’ve got to think this will be a hit for those who don’t want to dine in right now.

Their website says customers can get a perfectly-cooked steak in 4 minutes. They also serve a lot of the usual Outback Steakhouse favorites like burgers, chicken, ribs, sides, and desserts. A bloomin’ onion available from a drive-thru? This could be dangerous. Hopefully we don’t get one of these near me in Pinellas!

The Brandon location will be at 1426 West Brandon Blvd. For those who live in the area, you might remember there was a “Wow! That’s Fresh” there that served salads, burgers and pizza.

This will be the second Aussie Grill in Brandon. There’s one open now in the mall. There are also Aussie Grill locations in Riverview, Tampa and Lutz right now. The TBBJ says this new one in Brandon should open in spring. [Source: TBBJ]

Geno’s 10 Favorite Sandwiches in the Tampa Area

They’re so simple to make in a hurry, but these Tampa area spots take the sandwich to the next level, creating a masterpiece between those slices of bread.  Now before anyone complains, the Chicken Tenders Pub Sub I always rave about when it’s on sale didn’t make the list but it’s certainly an honorable mention. As are the great subs at Brocato’s in Tampa or the legendary Cubans we have all over Tampa Bay. But the Cuban sandwiches deserve their own countdown I’ll do at some point. Here are the 10 who made the cut!

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