Red Lobster is a U.S. chain of seafood restaurants. It
is aimed at the mid-level "casual dining" segment
of the market and features a variety of boiled, steamed,
and fried seafood. Though Red Lobster offers a number
of common side orders including French fries, salad, and
coleslaw, its signature item may well be its "Cheddar
Bay biscuits," which have attracted somewhat of a
Red Lobster was founded in 1968 by entrepreneurs Bill
Darden and Joe Lee. Originally billed as a "Harbor
for Seafood Lovers", the original restaurant in Lakeland,
Florida was quickly followed by several others throughout
the Southeast. Today, there are over 600 Red Lobster locations
throughout the United States and Canada.
In 1995, Red Lobster (along with the Olive Garden) became
part of Darden Restaurants, Inc., a firm owned by Joe
Lobster opened its doors in Lakeland, Florida, in
1968 as a "Harbor for Seafood Lovers."Great
Service. Great Seafood.
Now that's what we call enjoying the best of the sea.
Whether your family comes together over a big plate of
succulent crab legs, you celebrate life's special moments
by dipping into Lobster Fondue or you mark your calendar
for Lobsterfest year after year, Red Lobster is undoubtedly
where America goes for great tasting seafood.
It all started when the original Red Lobster was introduced
to America in Lakeland, Florida, in 1968. Company founder
Bill Darden had tested his entrepreneurial success on
a restaurant concept of a different color, "Green
Frog," along with a 19-year-old protégé,
Joe Lee, future president of Red Lobster and current Chairman
of Darden Restaurants. Our vision then was to provide
great service so that our guests could fully enjoy our
great-tasting seafood and spend precious time with their
family and friends.
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