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Dan and others,

Outback seems to be a great steakhouse (52 when compared to other steakhouses) but I'm a bit concerned about how it stacks up as a restaurant. Both you and I tried comparisons with and without McDonald's and saw the score drop by 6 points when MCD was included. This doesn't seem to me to be very Rule Maker like.


I don't think that is a very fair comment. When I go to a restaurant for a "nice" meal I don't go to Macdonalds and when I need a quick lunch I don't go to a steakhouse.

You might try comparing it with other chain restaurants that involve waiter service and selling alcohol that aren't steakhouses but comparing it with Macdonalds is a bit like comparing Neiman Marcus with Walmart.

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