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.




Tequila Lime Shrimp

Red Lobster Tequila Lime Shrimp
Copycat Recipe

Serves 2-3

2 tablespoons lime juice
1 pinch garlic salt
1 lb shrimp, peeled and deveined
2 tablespoons tequila
1 pinch ground cumin
1/4 cup olive oil
ground black pepper to taste
6 (10") wooden skewers

Mix together the lime juice, tequilla, olive oil, garlic salt cumin and black pepper in a bowl. Pour into a large resealable plastic food storage bag. Add shrimp to the marinade seal bag and turn to coat evenly. Refrigerate 1 to 4 hours before grilling. Soak skewers in water for 30 minutes to prevent burning. Preheat grill and lightly oil grill to prevent shrimp from sticking. Thread shrimp onto skewers.Cook uncover on a preheated grill until shrimp turn pink. Turn once to cook both sides.

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