Outback Steakhouse -Drive Thru Restaurant

Car drives through door at Outback Steakhouse in Sheffield.  It's a miracle, a wonder, extreme luck, or God watching out for people because on a crowded Friday Night an elderly driver did what other drivers have done throughout the nation, from time to time, and mistakenly hit the gas for the brake and drove through the doors of Outback Steakhouse.  I enjoy eating at Outback as it's one of my favorites and I know how many people set in the lobby waiting on seating on Friday and Saturday Nights.  It's unbelievable that no one was killed or severely injured when this happened.  

I know Outback Steakhouse is planning a new location in Florence to be located in the parking lot adjacent to the new Pet Store and beside Buffalo Wild Wings but ground (or parking lot) has not been broken yet and now it could be a little while before the Sheffield Location is reopened.  Hopefully it won't be too long but there are plenty of folks tonight that should be counting their blessings for looking at the photos it's difficult to believe that there wasn't multiple injuries or even deaths from the car which drove all the way through the front doors and almost into the bar area.  No Worries I suppose.

Be as the Bereans ( Acts 17:11 )
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I have been in that Outback Steakhouse no telling how many times over the years. I eat there at least once every 2 months, and I must say, what happened was preventable! Outback Steakhouse needed to have a line of concrete barriers along the front of the restaurant! If concrete barriers were in place and a driver made this mistake the car would be stopped by the concrete barriers. What if there had been a small child in the front of the restaurant at the time who wasn't able to get out of the way? 1 thing to keep in mind is Outback Steakhouse has been leasing the building or property (not sure which) from the city of Sheffield, so this might not be Outback's fault they did not have concrete barriers. That said I hope Outback Steakhouse reads this and puts concrete barriers in front of their new Florence location. Frankly for any restaurant that serves families and has majorly glass doors or windows along the front concrete barriers should be required by city code, because it is not acceptable for a small child or a person in a wheelchair to be run over because they couldn't get out of the way in time. Glad everyone was OK but who is to say this won't happen again?

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