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Teams Get Taste of Tampa Bay with Outback Steakhouse Welcome DinnerDecember 26, 2011
Tampa, FL – In what has become an annual tradition, Outback Bowl officials extended a special welcome to the Georgia Bulldogs and the Michigan State Spartans tonight during the first official bowl event of the week at the Outback Steakhouse Team Welcome Dinner. Teams were treated to a feast from Outback Steakhouse while bowl representatives welcomed the players and presented gifts to the Head Coaches, Athletic Directors and their wives.
And a feast it was as the teams devoured more than 4,500 lbs of food including: 750 lbs of ribeye steak, 750 lbs of chicken, and 900 lbs of ribs, all cooked over a woodfire grill. Also 700 lbs of house salad, 200 lbs of green beans, 160 bloomin’ onions, 1,200 lbs of cheese cake, 80 gallons of barbecue sauce and 90 cases of soda and water.
The Outback Bowl will kick-off at 1:00 PM on January 2nd in Raymond James Stadium. Tickets to the bowl are available at Ticketmaster by calling 1-800-745-3000 or online at www.Ticketmaster.com