Outback & Carrabba’s Express:
By Felipe Castilla - PROFILES March 2021
March 15, 2021
Celebrating Amazing Food, Impeccable Service, and a Dine-out Experience You Can’t Beat.
For Matt Morrell, General Manager at Outback Carrabba’s Express, the best times he remembered having were all at the dinner table with his family. From an early age, Matt knew he wanted to extend that joy he felt at home to others, professionally as well.
Those same feelings of togetherness and belonging Matt felt as a youth, are what inspire him and his team today, to go above and beyond at Outback Carrabba’s Express to provide customers with not only incredible food but, more importantly, an unforgettable experience.
Outback Carrabba’s Express is a combination restaurant that focuses on a more refined dine-out experience, in Hallandale Beach, FL. They had their grand opening on Monday, February 22.
“We serviced around 250 individuals in the area,” Matt said. “It was great to finally open the doors and take care of our special community.”
The restaurant is located at 2307 East Hallandale Beach Blvd. situated between an AT&T and T-Mobile store. It’s smaller than the traditional Outback Steakhouse and Carrabba’s Italian Grill, but only because it’s designed to maximize productivity and efficiency in the kitchen.
Although the concept is not new, it is new to Hallandale Beach. In fact, there are currently two other locations in Riverview and South Tampa.
“We’ve been open for some time,” Matt said. “We’re in our sixth year of operations.” The idea behind this style of eatery, is to offer customers delicious, sumptuous, and amazing quality food that conveniently fits into their busy lifestyle. They do this by concentrating solely on a dine-out experience, providing customers with excellent Takeout, Delivery and even Catering services, without the traditional dining room and bar.
From equipment to lighting, they have tailored their entire layout for the best customer experience possible with an emphasis on efficiency and quality.
“We offer unbeatable food with amazing service in a fast paced environment,” said Matt. The Outback and Carrabba’s fusion features all the favorite dishes from both all under one roof. The Chicken Bryan from Carrabba’s Italian Grill for example, is a wood grilled chicken topped with goat cheese, sun dried tomato, basil and lemon butter sauce.
If you’re thinking that this dish has an odd name, you wouldn’t be alone. In fact, the Chicken Bryan is named after Bryan, Texas, the small town, the Carrabba family settled in, after moving from Sicily.
Another signature dish offered at the new restaurant is, the Fettuccini Carrabba. It’s a fettuccini Alfredo with wood grilled chicken, sautéed mushrooms and peas.
There is also the Filet and Lobster Tail special from Outback Steakhouse. It’s a juicy, thick cut 6 oz. Outback filet and cold water steamed lobster tail, served with drawn butter.
Let’s not forget Outback’s iconic Bloomin’ Onion, hand carved, cooked until it’s crisp, gold and ready to dip in their signature bloom sauce.
All of these and more, are available for takeout and on all third-party food delivery platforms. That means you can order from Uber Eats, DoorDash, Postmates, Grubhub and more.
The food isn’t the only thing to celebrate about at Outback Carrabba’s Express, however. The customer service is what’s really at the heart of the operation.
They’ve gathered a special group of highly trained individuals, all coming together to deliver signature food and quality service.
What Matt and the rest of the team are most excited about, is bringing families together, especially in a time of the Covid-19 pandemic. That’s because they consider themselves as one big family. It’s this family-oriented atmosphere that makes the Outback Carrabba’s Express worth visiting. The fine staff at Outback Carrabba’s Express are personable, expertly trained, and driven by their desire to provide a delicious dining experience to those who aren’t looking for the traditional restaurant experience.
Outback Carrabba’s Express works to see the customer experience, through the eyes of their customers to better understand their expectations and deliver on them. For the excellent staff, it’s not just about great food, but about creating new, exciting and satisfying customer experiences.
“I think it goes back to how I got started,” Matt said. “Seeing the joy in people coming together for something better.”
Their hours of operation are Sunday - Thursday 11am - 10pm and Saturday - Sunday from 11am - 11pm.
Matt and the team, make sure to dedicate time towards finding people who align with Outback Carrabba Express’ principles and beliefs.
The Outback Carrabba Express team will stop at nothing short of excellence, when it comes to providing customer service.
The service and hospitality provided at Outback Steakhouse and Carrabba’s Italian Grill, have now been expanded to accommodate, even the busiest customer with a convenience that fits any occasion.
The magnificent steak cuts, pasta’s and seafood you expect from Outback and Carrabba’s, are available in one convenient location. With generous portions at a modest price, this versatile dine-out restaurant is guaranteed to satisfy families across Hallandale Beach.