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OSI Restaurant Partners Joins National Council of Chain Restaurants

For Immediate Release
Contact: J. Craig Shearman (202) 626-8134
shearmanc@nrf.com

OSI Restaurant Partners Joins National Council of Chain Restaurants

WASHINGTON, July 27, 2011 – The National Council of Chain Restaurants announced today that OSI Restaurant Partners, one of the largest casual dining restaurant companies in the world, has become its newest member.

“We are very pleased to welcome another dynamic chain restaurant company as a member of NCCR,” NCCR Executive Director Rob Green said. “We look forward to a strong partnership with OSI as we focus on advocacy in our nation’s capital on key issues which uniquely impact the chain restaurant industry.”

“We are excited about our membership in NCCR,” OSI Vice President of Government Affairs and Corporate Counsel Matt Halme said. “As the leading trade association representing chain restaurants, NCCR is a unique venue for our industry to exchange ideas and discuss strategic goals. NCCR’s partnership with the National Retail Federation on advocacy issues makes this membership an extremely strong value proposition.”

Headquartered in Tampa, Fla., OSI owns and operates Outback Steakhouse, Carrabba’s Italian Grill, Bonefish Grill, Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar, and Roy’s Hawaiian Fusion Cuisine. OSI has 95,000 employees at 1,470 locations in 49 U.S. states and 24 countries around the world.

In addition to participating on panels such as NCCR’s Food Supply Chain Committee, NCCR members receive membership privileges in the National Retail Federation, NCCR’s parent association and the world’s largest retail trade group.

The National Council of Chain Restaurants is the leading trade association exclusively representing chain restaurant companies.  For more than 40 years, NCCR has worked to advance sound public policy that best serves the interests of restaurant businesses and the millions of people they employ. NCCR members include many of the country’s most well-respected quick-service and casual-dining establishments. NCCR is a division of the National Retail Federation, the world's largest retail trade group. www.nccr.net

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