TAMPA, Florida - The executives of The Outback Steakhouse had their semi-annual meeting in Tampa and decided to make a big corporate change.
Board of directors member Cassiopeia Snapstickler, 51, stated that four of the eight board members presented a proposal to change the name The Outback Steakhouse to The Down Under Steakhouse.
Senior board member Dylan Wilderness, 60, said that the reason for the name change is to get away from the negative connotation that the word Outback implies.
He noted that the word Outback is just too close to the negative word Outhouse, which as everyone knows is a wooden building that is unattached from the main house.
Mr. Wilderness expressed the fact that The Amalgamated Data Gathering Company of Chicago conducted a survey and 3 out of 5 responders mentioned the fact that they felt that the name The Down Under Steakhouse is a lot more pleasing to the ears than the name The Outback Steakhouse.
The board's youngest member Elena Dufonbeau, 29, suggested that the name be changed to The Out Yonder Steakhouse but she was quickly informed that the name Out Yonder was very similar in definition to the name Outback.
In A Related Story. Thurston Brockmender independent owner of the largest Outback Steakhouse in Arizona said that if the name change is approved he will not abide by the decision and he will continue to call his Tucson restaurant The Outback Steakhouse.