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UPDATE: SUV removed from Outback Steakhouse, business reopens

UPDATE: 4:30 p.m. Friday: Rochester's Outback Steakhouse reopened for business Friday morning.

The restaurant confirmed to KTTC the SUV that went through a wall was removed from the building. The business opened at 11 a.m. Friday.


ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) — A man attempting to pull into a parking spot crashed into the side of the Outback Steakhouse on Broadway Avenue South in Rochester Thursday afternoon.

According to a Rochester Fire Department (RFD) news release, the SUV went through the exterior wall and hit a table where two people were sitting at about 4 p.m.

RFD says those people and the driver were checked out by a Mayo Clinic Ambulance crew. Nobody was taken to a hospital.

The restaurant was evacuated and later evaluated by RFD and a licensed building inspector.

RFD says the vehicle will be left in place until it can be safely removed.

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