A week ago, Tim Gannon, Outback Steakhouse’s co-founder and creator of the Tampa-based chain’s signature Bloomin’ Onion, appeared as a guest judge on the Food Network's 24 Restaurant Battle show. The show pits dueling teams of aspiring restauranteurs who have 24 hours to conceive, plan and open their own restaurants for one night. On this show, a TexMex restaurant called Texas Fajita Co. had a fajita vs. brisket showdown with a Texas BBQ restaurant called The ...

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