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.
Red Lobster Hawaiian Skewers
1/2 pound shrimp, peeled, deveined and uncooked
1/2 pound bay or sea scallops
1 can pineapple chunks in juice
1 green bell pepper, cut into wedges
6 ounces barbecue sauce
16 ounces salsa
2 tablespoons pineapple juice
2 tablespoons white wine
Blend sauce ingredients until evenly mixed. Skewer pineapple chunks, shrimp, scallops, bell pepper wedges, and bacon slices folded. Baste skewer evenly on each side and grill. Cook until shrimp are a pink color. Serve with rice.