Paul Fleming has undoubtedly come a long way since growing up in Iberia, Louisana. He attended Loyola University and his first professional experience in the dining industry began as a dishwasher at a local New Orlean’s restaurant called Saturday’s. He would work his way up to manager of the restaurant before moving on to more significant endeavors. Probably familiar with Ruth’s Chis (another native to the area) while working at Saturday’s, his first road to becoming the steak genius he is was purchasing the franchise rights from Ruth Fertel for California, Arizona, and Hawaii. After giving Ruth’s Chris the national audience he did, he sold all his stores back to Ruth’s Chris. He goes on to co-create P.F. Changs (PF = Paul Fleming, who knew?) and then Pei Wei Asian Diner. He then took all this experience and more and finally opened up a restaurant bearing his name rather than his initials as he returned to his steak background and opened the first location in Newport Beach, California in 1998.
General Restaurant Information
Food Type: Steakhouse
Restaurant Type: Fine Dining
U.S. Locations: 68
States: 28 states, Fleming’s Steakhouse Locations
Company Slogan: A steak is never just a steak
Questions: Contact Information
Phone number: 949-222-2223
FAQ Page: No
Who Owns Flemings Steakhouse? Bloomin’ Brands
Headquartered: Tampa, Florida
Email/contact page: Contact Bloomin’ Brands
Address: 2202 N. West Shore Blvd., Suite 500, Tampa, FL 33607
Do They Franchise? Franchise Information
What Is It Like To Work At Fleming’s Steakhouse?
Employment Page (flemingssteakhouse.com)
3.9/5 or 78%; 46 Reviews (indeed.com)
3.8/5, or 76%; 185 Reviews (glassdoor.com)
What to expect when working at Flemings Steakhouse (job-applications.com)
The History of Fleming’s Steakhouse
Original Location: 455 Newport Center Dr, Newport Beach, California
Founded: December 1998
Founded By: Paul Fleming and Bill Allen
Q and A with Restaurateur Paul Fleming (great-taste.net)
Paul Fleming on Paul Martin’s American Grill (paulmartinsamericangrill.com)
Paul Fleming (wikipedia.org)
Founder Obituary: Still Living
Name Origin: Named after the founder, Paul Fleming
History Page: Company History Page
Current View of Original Location: 455 Newport Center Dr as it is today (link may not work on mobile devices without Google Maps)
Bloomin Brands (bloominbrands.com)
This chain makes its best case with its steaks (baltimoresun.com)
Charity Focus: No resources found
Foundation | Charity Work: No resources found
Green | Eco-Friendly: No resources found
Animal Cruelty: No resources found
Discounts At Fleming’s Steakhouse
Rewards Program: Fleming’s Steakhouse Reward Program
Do Kids Eat Free at Fleming’s Steakhouse?
Summary: No, kids do not eat free at this time.
Does Fleming’s Steakhouse Offer Military Discounts?
Summary: No military discounts are offered
What About My Birthday at Fleming’s Steakhouse?
Summary: When you belong their Let’s Be Friends program, they currently state that for your birthday you receive “enjoy a special gift when you dine within 30 days of your birthday”.
Do They Offer First Responder Discounts?
Summary: They do not offer a first responder discount
Do They Offer Senior Citizen | AARP Discounts?
Summary: They do not offer a senior citizen discount
Are There Any Other Discounts or Benefits at Fleming’s Steakhouse?
Summary: The chain offers a Let’s Be Friends program. Currently, that page states the following –
We’re always seeking new ways to enhance your experience. Join now to receive exclusive offers and email updates, and enjoy a special gift when you dine within 30 days of your birthday.
Order Online: No
WiFi Available: Yes
Use Apple Pay: No
Reservations: Fleming’s Steakhouse Reservations
Open 24 Hours: No
Customer Reviews of Fleming’s Steakhouse
Yelp: 4.0/5 or 80%, 6,043 reviews sampled
Tripadvisor: 4.3/5 or 86%, 2,241 reviews sampled
Overall Average: 4.07/5 or 81%, 8,284 reviews sampled
Food & Nutrition
Kids Menu: Kids Menu
Secret Menu: No
Most Popular Menu Item: Ribeye Steak
Coke or Pepsi: Coke
Does Fleming’s Serve Alcohol: Yes
Nutritional Information: No resources found
Vegetarian | Vegan Options:
Vegan Menu Items at Fleming’s Steakhouse (approvedeats.com)
Vegetarian Options (approvedeats.com)
Farm to Table | Organic Options | Clean | Non-GMO: Although there may not be a lot of information available about their dedication to their ingredients and how they come about them, you can read here the dedication of the chain to locavore or buying local ingredients around their restaurants.
Miscellaneous Nutrition Resources:
Steakhouse Nutrition Information (livestrong.com)
Healthy Dining Options (healthydiningfinder.com)
Fleming’s Steakhouse & Wine Bar (danicasdaily.com)
40 Amazing Secret Perks in Popular Restaurants (eatthis.com)
Allergen Information: No information available
Gluten Free Options:
Gluten Free Menu (glutenfreeguidehq.com)
Fleming’s Gluten Free Menu (urbantastebud.com)
Dairy Free Options: No resources found, but the following may be helpful to you.
Restaurant Guide For Dairy-Free Dining (godairyfree.org)
Peanut Free Options: No resources found, but the following may be helpful to you.
Food Allergy Guides For Many Chain Restaurants (verywellhealth.com)
Ways to Eliminate Risks of Peanut Allergy When Dining Out (healthguidance.org)
Does Fleming’s Steakhouse Have Any Secret Recipes?
Fleming’s Steakhouse Secret Recipes:
Chipotle Cheddar Macaroni and Cheese (topsecretrecipes.com)
Flemings Steakhouse Wicked Cajun Barbecue Shrimp (topsecretrecipes.com)
Steakhouse Recipes (allrestaurantrecipes.com)
Jalapeno & Bacon Potatoes Au Gratin (nospoonnecessary.com)
Signature Potatoes (people.com)
Did You Know?
Paul Fleming is the P.F. in P.F. Changs (source)
Paul Fleming has been credited as one of the key people to put Ruth’s Chris on the national map.
The restaurant chain is owned by Bloomin’ Brands which makes it the sister company of Bonefish Grill, Carrabba’s Italian Grill, and Outback Steakhouse.
The brand has the Fleming 100 which is a collection of 100 wines available by the glass or the bottle.
Paul’s golden touch (redlandsdailyfacts.com)
Fleming’s Steakhouse and Wine Bar (sandiegofamily.com)
America’s Best High-End Steakhouse Chains (#8) (thedailymeal.com)
Flemings and Related Items on Amazon
Followers (as of August 2018) –
Better Options: Coming Soon
Fleming’s is recognized for being one of the best high-end steakhouses in America due to their focus on the quality of food they serve. They have a high customer satisfaction rate and spare no expense on the preparation of their menu items. If steak is your jam and you are celebrating something special as well as have the budget to pull it off, the restaurant is indeed worth a visit.
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