Paul Avery is the current CEO and President of World of Beer Bar & Kitchen, a growing national brand serving craft beer & food. Prior to joining the World of Beer team, Paul was with OSI Restaurant Partners (now Bloomin Brands). Paul was with OSI for 22 years and helped grow the small local restaurant group to a multi-billion dollar internationally known brand. Paul developed his career with OSI from a local area partner, to President of Outback Steakhouse, to finally, Chief Operating Officer. As COO, he oversaw the operations and growth of Outback Steakhouse (domestic and international), Carrabba’s Italian Grill, and Bonefish Grill. He also served on the OSI Board of Directors. Paul is also currently partnering with Chef Damian Mandola, founder of Carrabba’s Italian Grill and most recently, the Austin,Texas-born Mandola’s Italian Kitchen, to introduce and expand the Mandola’s Italian Kitchen brand into the state of Florida.