Columbia's Outback Steakhouse to close

File photo. The Outback Steakhouse in Columbia will close.

Columbia's Outback Steakhouse restaurant will close on Sunday, February 23rd.

There are 59 employees at the Columbia restaurant. They will get the opportunity to transfer to another location. The closest one is in Osage Beach. Employee will get severance if they do not want to transfer.

Parent Company Bloomin Brands spokeswoman Elizabeth Watts said in a statement that "closing a restaurant is never easy. This decision was made based solely on business circumstances and has no reflection on the employees."