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Timothy Gannon
Mr. Gannon began his storied restaurant career in New Orleans and went on to co-found Outback Steakhouse (1988) where he developed its iconic ?Bloomin? Onion? recipe, which has generated over $1 billion in worldwide sales. Under Mr. Gannon?s leadership, Outback Steakhouse significantly expanded its 360 footprint from one restaurant to over 1400 locations. In 2006, Gannon co-founded OSI Restaurant Partners, an operator of Outback, Carrabba?s Italian Grill. Bonefish Grill, Roy?s Restaurant and Fleming?s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar units.Among his many honors, in 1994 Inc. Magazine named Mr. Gannon its ?Entrepreneur of the Year.? He was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award by The Florida Restaurant Hall of Fame, was inducted into the US Business Hall of Fame and he is also a member of the Tampa Bay Chamber of Commerce Business Hall of Fame. Approximately two years ago he launched ?Kettle Comfort, Cooking for America,? a West Palm Beach, FL-based charitable organization that delivers Chef-inspired food to thousands of hungry or nutrition deprived people on a daily basis. Most recently he joined forces with former Outback co-founder Bob Basham to establish PDQ Palm Bay, a new restaurant dining concept featuring reasonably priced flavorful food, served fast.

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