The Marysville Outback Steakhouse held their grand opening and ribbon cutting on Dec. 7, brining a new restaurant to the Lakewood area.
The new restaurant at 2537 172nd St. NE, Marysville is open daily.
The Outback Steakhouse has a "wide variety of food on our menu," said owner and operator Tyler Anderson, which includes food like steaks, chicken, seafood and salads.
The popular American chain has also kept many of their popular dishes from their inception.
"We stuck to our roots with a lot of our food. Our baby back ribs fall off the bone, and I'd put them against any other ribs," said Anderson.
"Our 'Bloomin' Onion' has never changed since day one. That's kind of our signature staple appetizer," he said.
Anderson said that many people like the freshness of their food as well.
"Everything's fresh. We get produce here three to four times a week," he said.
The steakhouse will also serve "hand-crafted spirits" and a variety of local beers. A happy hour will also be available daily at the restaurant.
People like how flexible the service at the restaurant is as well, said Anderson.
"We cater to people's pace. If they're here to relax and enjoy themselves, we'll cater to that, or if they're here for a quick lunch, we'll identify that as quickly as possible and get you in and out," he said.
The new restaurant has private dining spaces as well as a banquet room that can hold 25 to 30 people, said Anderson.
The Outback Steakhouse will share the building with Bonefish Grill, a chain restaurant that focuses on seafood.
This is the second time the two restaurants have shared a building in the U.S. The two restaurants will share some kitchen space in the center of the building.
"I couldn't be more excited about it," said Anderson.
The Bonefish Grill, which will be operated under a separate owner, is planning to open sometime this January.
Anderson was born and raised in Boise. He has spent years in Portland but has moved north to the Marysville area now with his family.
"I couldn't be happier with the community that we moved into," he said. "I live here in the community and I plan on being here a long time."
Anderson pledged 50 percent of the proceeds to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Snohomish County during the grand opening day of the restaurant.
"We try to be as heavily involved in our community as possible. That's always been Outback's goal and my goal," he said.
Anderson said he wanted to contribute to "something local," as opposed to a big national charity with the opening day funds.
The Lakewood restaurant opens at 11:30 a.m. daily and is open for lunch and dinner. More information about the chain is available at outback.com.