ORLANDO-Outback Steahouse Inc. of Tampa, FL has opened its first Orlando-area Zazarac restaurant at Sand Lake Road and Dr. Phillips Boulevard in a fast-developing commercial/residential southwest area. Outback has installed seasoned restaurateur Joseph Davi of Orlando as managing partner of the estimated $1 million, 6,600-sf, 180-seat property.

The restaurant features southern Louisiana fare. Howard Richardson is executive chef. He apprenticed with Chef Roger Verge in France and interned for four years as a chef at Emeril’s and Graham’s Creole Café in New Orleans.

Davi was formerly associated with P.F. Changs China Bistro and Houston’s.

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