Outback Closing in Goleta

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I was at Outback in Goleta for dinner the other night and was sad to find out that they are closing this location. The last day they are open is this Sunday, November 12th. Does anyone why or what might be taking its place?

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Flicka Nov 09, 2017 01:13 PM
Outback Closing in Goleta

I heard somewhere that landlords with empty property can take a deduction on their income tax for it. So I guess they don't really care if it rents or not. Greed rules!!

a-1511448745 Nov 09, 2017 08:32 AM
Outback Closing in Goleta

My husband and I went there once, maybe 5 years ago, and the food was so salty we could hardly stand. No loss in my book.

popcorn Nov 09, 2017 07:25 AM
Outback Closing in Goleta

A quick online search yielded some interesting information about the bloomin' onion, without adding the dipping sauce: it's about 2000 calories, has about 4 grams of transfats and over 4000 grams of salt. And then there's those tasty loaves of warm brown bread and attractive petite tureens of butter. All this before the main and sides arrive...

John Swepston Nov 08, 2017 02:42 PM
Outback Closing in Goleta

They also never honored the national advertising, at least when I was there

ednsb Nov 08, 2017 02:02 PM
Outback Closing in Goleta

I wish people would stay on topic. They are closing because once again the landlord at that strip mall has raised rents by double. No other reason. It is a middle performer for Outback and wouldn’t be closing otherwise. The landlord has driven good clients out in that mall for years like Petrini's, the Golf Klub, etc. Just like what the city did with the E-Bar site which cost the city $18M.

a-1511448745 Nov 09, 2017 01:19 PM
Outback Closing in Goleta

Is it even legal to double the rent on a lease renewal? I'm not talking rent control here just basic civility. Of course if the landlord has someone lined up they would rather have there then it's just private property rights and "oh, well". But to vacate a place just to fish for a bigger catch... then they just suck and deserve truckloads of bad karma.

mm1970 Nov 09, 2017 10:51 AM
Outback Closing in Goleta

Of course if they lower the rate later it's too late for the store that was already there. Bad idea all around if it's vacant for a long time.

mm1970 Nov 09, 2017 10:51 AM
Outback Closing in Goleta

Of course if they lower the rate later it's too late for the store that was already there. Bad idea all around if it's vacant for a long time.

SBPaul Nov 08, 2017 02:46 PM
Outback Closing in Goleta

the E-bar was on airport property run by SB city. The Outback location is in Goleta another city that is even more poorly run than SB. The evil land lord you are talking about is pricing his commercial location to the demand that local businesses are willing to pay. If they don't rent at his higher rate then he will lower the rate or have a really expensive concrete box.

a-1511448745 Nov 08, 2017 01:09 PM
Outback Closing in Goleta

no very good. old steak only. no new steak. eat onion get gas. no very good.

a-1511448745 Nov 08, 2017 12:57 PM
Outback Closing in Goleta

722, not at all surprised.... I only ate there maybe half a dozen times over the years and as one poster noted the quality went waaay dooowwnn over that time.

SBPaul Nov 08, 2017 12:16 PM
Outback Closing in Goleta

Gosh, I was wondering if you had gone?! Good to hear you did not have enjoy the waste.

420722 Nov 08, 2017 11:22 AM
Outback Closing in Goleta

They aren’t closing because they failed to lure customers they are always busy when I go. Their lease is up and the greed is hitting goleta too so the rent doubled. I suspect something really fancy will go in next but maybe not. Hopefully they find another spot in the area.

a-1511448745 Nov 08, 2017 11:15 AM
Outback Closing in Goleta

Can't say I'm surprised. I enjoy a good steak now and then but reasonably priced and although "reasonably priced" they were never all that good. I reckon the best and most reasonably priced steak around is going to be the one I cook from here on out.

SBPaul Nov 08, 2017 09:51 AM
Outback Closing in Goleta

I got cast iron pot and a fancy onion chopper that I could probably replace with a knife. Outback, you failed to innovate and you are now seeing what that results in. I went home and made your only difficult dish. No driving no waiting for the buzz thing to go off I just poured horrible fatty oil into a pot heated it up and dropped an onion in. I then prepared the "secret sauce" : mayonnaise, ketchup, horseradish, 1/3 teaspoon paprika, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1/8 teaspoon oregano, a dash ground black pepper and cayenne pepper; mix well. And enjoyed in the back yard under an oak tree. Outback (serving cheap food to a strip mall near you)

Yeti Nov 08, 2017 09:05 AM
Outback Closing in Goleta

They should take over the Sears location. Sears is on the way out, and then The Outback could serve even more tourists at once with a larger space.

CS805 Nov 08, 2017 08:53 AM
Outback Closing in Goleta

Rent went way up and now the building is going to sit empty for a long time. It's the Santa Barbara way!

a-1511448745 Nov 08, 2017 09:36 AM
Outback Closing in Goleta

To be fair, that place was always empty whenever I went in there. And the food quality has gone waaaay downhill.

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