Outback Steakhouse Will Replace Your Flakiest Friend With a Paid Actor for One Night Only

Limited-time 'ReplaceMates' contest offers customers who have been flaked on a chance to dine with a method actor.

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Flaky friends, gotta love ‘em, are a menace to society. The missed reservations and leftover concert tickets alone can really build up over the years. If only there were some way to have a backup bestie available in the event of a last-minute cancellation. If only…

Anticipating a flaky friend’s last-minute change of plans is no small task, but Outback Steakhouse has taken up the challenge with “ReplaceMates.” Taking intel from a US survey stating that 72% of Americans have had friends call off plans in the past, “Replacemates” offers a stand-in pal in the form of a paid actor.

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