Next time you're at The Outback Steakhouse on South Broadway in Tyler, you may notice that much of the menu is the same, but the signature bloomin' onion has changed. What?!

Did they ruin a good thing?

The bloomin' onion is pretty darn good, and some say it's deep-fried perfection.  You might argue it's the sauce that makes it.  We can still get that, but check out what they're doing at Outback to one-up themselves, or at least give us more reasons to hit the treadmill the next day.

They're adding the Loaded Bloomin' Onion to the menu, which is basically the bloomin' onion with loaded fries on top.   In other words, it's a pile of onion rings and french fries loaded with cheese and bacon bits, and it comes with that amazing bloom sauce and spicy ranch on the side.

This sounds like the ultimate bonding moment with Dad on Father's Day.  Stuff yourself silly and talk about life, and pick up the tab because this is the one day of the year when Dad ain't payin'.  And besides, wrestling the bill away might burn an extra "loaded" calorie or two.