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.




Sole A La Meuniere

Sole A La Meuniere
Red Lobster Copycat Recipe

Serves 4

4 large sole fillets
2 sticks unsalted butter
all-purpose flour
salt, to taste
freshly ground white pepper, to taste
6 tablespoons lemon juice
1 tablespoon minced parsley
1 tablespoon minced shallot

Season fillets with salt and pepper. Dust fillets in flour and shake off excess. For each fillet, heat 1 tablespoon of butter in a large skillet. When foam subsides, saute sole 2 to 3 minutes on one side until brown. Carefully turn and brown on other side 2 to 3 minutes. Remove to a serving plate and keep warm, while cooking remaining fish. Place remaining butter in a skillet. When butter foams, add minced shallot, parsley and lemon juice. Pour over fish and serve.

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