October 12/Tampa, Fla. -- For the first time, fans of Outback Steakhouse will not have to wait until dinner to enjoy the chain's unique steaks, pastas and burgers, as the steakhouse will now be serving up lunch on weekends beginning at 11 am, nationwide.

The lunch menu features Your Perfect Lunch Combo of soup or salad and a choice of Outback Steakhouse favorites like Alice Springs Chicken Quesadillas, Outbacker Burger, 1/2 Prime Rib Dip Sandwich or 1/2 Chicken Artichoke Flatbread, for $7.99. Other lunchtime offerings include an endless soup and salad combo, as well as 10 entrees under $10.

"We're excited to offer our guests delicious and affordable lunch options," said Outback Steakhouse chief marketing officer Mike Kappitt. "Our innovative, yet classic offerings will give customers an exceptional mid-day meal, both in flavor and value."