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
24 shrimp (41/50 size) peeled, deveined, blanched, and chilled
2/3 cup mayonnaise
2 teaspoons lemon juice
1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
1/2 teaspoon Old Bay Seasoning
2/3 cup finely sliced celery
Mix mayonnaise, lemon juice, fresh chopped parsley, and seasoning in a two quart bowl. Add the celery and shrimp. Mix well. Refrigerate until served. Cut cantaloupe in half. Remove seeds. Cut a small flat slice on bottom (skin side) of cantaloupe to make it stand. Fill with shrimp salad and garnish with fresh chopped parsley.