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.




Triple Berry Sangria

Red Lobster Copycat Recipe

Makes 1 Pitcher

1 cup strawberries hulled
1 cup blueberries
1 cup raspberries
1 1/2 cups berry flavored vodka
1 1/2 cups Ocean spray blueberry juice
1/2 cup sugar or to taste
one 750 ml bottle of red wine
1-2 cups gingerale
ice cubes
mint sprigs for garnish

In a large pitcher, place the strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, vodka, fruit juice, and sugar. Mix well. Cover the pitcher and let the berries macerate in the fridge for about 30 minutes. Just before serving, stir in the wine, gingerale and ice cubes.

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