Outback Steakhouse is being accused of running a satanic cult after its chain of restaurants was found to be suspiciously located in several cities across the country.
The restaurant chain’s controversial association was uncovered by one inquisitive Twitter user who, with the help of Google maps and Microsoft Paint, showed that the restaurants were geo-located in the shape of a pentagram in New York, Indianapolis, Phoenix and Atlanta.
“Wtf is Outback Steakhouse planning,” wrote @eatmyaesthetics, which has so far garnered some 116,000 retweets and more than 3,000 comments.
Outback Steakhouse is slaughtering cows and sacrificing them to SATAN: a conspiracy theory pic.twitter.com/RQP8DWUvDt
— ✨Juniper Darling✨ (@motherjuniper) July 28, 2017
Following on from the shocking discovery, several other amatuer investigators uncovered the trend in Cincinnati, North Carolina, Tennessee, Miami, Texas, Philadelphia and Virginia.
Y’all may be on to something pic.twitter.com/fXEsSXR5G3
— Lemme take a gander! (@hanginwitcoop) July 28, 2017
philly here ! pic.twitter.com/WiFcNMJzly
— Jack Chiang (@TechmerJack) July 29, 2017
The five-pointed star has other religious and cultural associations, but has recently become synonymous with the Satanic Temple.
Outback haven’t entirely ignored the claims, briefly using the debacle to promote their onion appetizer.
Plot twist. pic.twitter.com/t2VEpCrWY2
— Outback Steakhouse (@Outback) July 28, 2017
Then there’s what we’ve all been thinking.
There's bored, and then there's "looking for location patterns of Outback Steakhouse's in different cities" bored. https://t.co/mpdM7lMGaw
— Connor Penny (@connorpenny99) July 29, 2017