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                             August 24, 2022

       Christopher Meyer
       Chief Financial Officer
       Bloomin' Brands, Inc.
       2202 North West Shore Boulevard, Suite 500
       Tampa, FL 33607

                                                        Re: Bloomin' Brands,
                                                            Form 10-K for the
Fiscal Year Ended December 26, 2021
                                                            Filed February 23,
                                                            File No. 001-35625

       Dear Mr. Meyer:

              We have reviewed your filing and have the following comments. In
some of our
       comments, we may ask you to provide us with information so we may better
understand your

              Please respond to these comments within ten business days by
providing the requested
       information or advise us as soon as possible when you will respond. If
you do not believe our
       comments apply to your facts and circumstances, please tell us why in
your response.

                                                        After reviewing your
response to these comments, we may have additional comments.

       Form 10-K for the Fiscal Year Ended December 26, 2021

       Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results
of Operations
       Financial Highlights, page 33

   1.                                                   We note your disclosure
of Restaurant-level operating margin as a key financial
                                                        performance indicator.
This measure is not identified as a non-GAAP financial measure.
                                                        Tell us your
consideration of labeling this measure as a non-GAAP measure.
                                                        Additionally, please
present the most directly comparable GAAP measures with equal or
                                                        greater prominence.
Refer to Item 10(e)(1)(i)(a) of Regulation S-K and Question 102.10
                                                        of the Non-GAAP
Financial Measures Compliance and Disclosure Interpretations. This
                                                        comment also applies to
your earning releases filed under Form 8-K.
       Results of Operations, page 42

   2.                                                   We note that    FICA
tax credits on certain employees    tips    impact your effective tax rate
                                                        significantly on an
annual basis. Please discuss both the nature and drivers (e.g.,
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         restaurant sales) of these tax credits. In addition, to the extent
that you experience a
         significant change in your ability to utilize material tax credits in
a particular reporting
         period, please disclose that fact.
Non-GAAP Financial Measures, page 44

3.       We note your reconciliation on page 48. Please expand your disclosure
to clarify how you
         determined the tax effect of non-GAAP adjustments in calculating
adjusted net income
         (loss), adjusted diluted earnings (loss) per share, and adjustment to
provision for income
         taxes in each reporting period presented. Refer to Question 102.11 of
the Non-GAAP
         Financial Measures Compliance and Disclosure Interpretations.
        We remind you that the company and its management are responsible for
the accuracy
and adequacy of their disclosures, notwithstanding any review, comments, action
or absence of
action by the staff.

        You may contact Nasreen Mohammed at 202-551-3773 or Adam Phippen at
3336 if you have questions regarding comments on the financial statements and
related matters.

FirstName LastNameChristopher Meyer                              Sincerely,
Comapany NameBloomin' Brands, Inc.
                                                                 Division of
Corporation Finance
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