Bloomin’ Brands Inc. reported Wednesday a 24-percent increase in profit, driven by sales increases at its core restaurant chains — a result chief executive Liz Smith attributed to limited-time offers, restaurant revitalization efforts and creative marketing campaigns. The Tampa, Fla.-based company, which operates Outback Steakhouse, Carrabba’s Italian Grill, Bonefish Grill, Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar, and Roy’s posted net income of $17.4 million, or ...

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