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 Recipe
6 sprigs Fresh Mint
1 ½ Cup Ripe Honeydew (medium cubes)
1 tsp Sugar
1 ea Lime (juice only)
¼ Cup Cucumber (peeled, seeded, small dice)
1 qt Lemonade
6 oz Light Rum
Combine melon, cucumber, and lemonade in blender, blend until liquefied and strain into pitcher of ice with 3 of the mint sprigs. Combine the remainder of the mint, lime, and sugar in bottom of glass and muddle together. Add rum and shake/stir well. Pour rum/mint mixture over ice with melon lemonade. Serve chilled and garnished with fresh mint and lime