Construction crews have started gutting the former Bob Evan’s Restaurant in Leesburg in preparation for turning it into Loudoun County’s second Outback Steakhouse location. The restaurant space is part of the Leesburg Premium Outlets and is in a stand-alone building near Fort Evans Road.

Large dumpsters sit in the parking lot and workers are stripping the old Bob Evans interior and carting it out in order to make way for the Outback decor, furniture and fixtures. A peek in an open door shows they are taking much of the space down to the studs.

The Burn first broke the news about the Outback Steakhouse coming to Leesburg back in December. The chain, which has more than a thousand locations in some 46 states, is famous for its steaks, its deep-fried Bloomin’ Onion and its signature brown bread, among other dishes.

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The Leesburg location will be the second Outback in Loudoun County, after the location in Sterling at the Potomac Run Plaza. An Outback representative says they are hoping for a Summer 2021 opening.