Red Lobster is an American casual dining restaurant chain that is owned and operated by Darden Restaurants, Inc., headquartered in Orlando, Florida. The company also has operations in Canada, the United Arab Emirates, and Japan. As of May 29, 2011, there are 698 Red Lobster locations worldwide.

Red Lobster was founded in 1968 by entrepreneurs Bill Darden and Charley Woodsby. Originally billed as a "Harbor for Seafood Lovers", the first restaurant in Lakeland, Florida, was followed by several others throughout the southeast. In 1970, General Mills acquired Red Lobster as a five-unit company. With new backing, the chain expanded rapidly in the 1980s.




Grilled Lobster Tail

Red Lobster Grilled Lobster Tail
Copycat Recipe

Serves 2

2 (10 ounce) rock lobster tails
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon paprika
1/8 teaspoon white pepper
1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 cup olive oil
1 tablespoon lemon juice

Preheat grill. Split lobster tails lengthwise with a large knife. Mix seasoning with oil and lemon juice.Brush meat side of tail with marinade. Place tails meat side down and grill 5-6 minutes until well scored.Turn over lobster and cook another 6 minutes. Brush often with remaining marinade.Lobster is done when it is opaque and firm to the touch. Serve with butter and fresh lemon.

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