Outback commits to sell Louisiana shrimp

Published 12:20 am Friday, October 9, 2009

The Outback restaurant chain is scrapping plans to serve imported shrimp in Louisiana.

Bruce Attinger, a partner in the Florida-based company, said Wednesday that the company had planned to begin selling less costly foreign shrimp next month. Attinger said he decided that was a bad idea after he heard about hardships of the state’s industry, which is struggling to compete against the imported product.

Gov. Bobby Jindal, who called a news conference at the Governor’s Mansion to announce the company’s decision, said he hopes other restaurant chains will also commit to selling Louisiana shrimp.

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