Chains=bad. I second overpriced, dumbed down, just bad food, in shittastic atmospheres.
Outback? They may have nice meat (no nicer than what can be had by every body else, frankly) but they can't cook it worth a poo. I've been there three times and sent back my steak multiple times on every single visit. MR people, it's not f-ing rocket science.
I think if your whole identity is a "steakhouse" you had better get your f-ing temperatures correct. If you can't, close up shop.
BTW, there isn't a chain out there that makes much of anything like sauces. It comes in huge plastic bags that get warmed up in boiling water like minute rice and then vomited into a steam pan for service.
Unfortunately, America's tastebuds are so dulled by craptastic, out of season produce, hellacious amounts of sugar, terrible meat and dairy products, and a collective food memory that starts with Captain Crunch and ends with Spagheeti-O's that it all tastes great to them.
Sorry, this obviously pushed one of my pet peeve buttons.
::hops off soapbox and has a beer::