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
3 cups shredded cabbage
1 1/2 cups shredded spinach
1 cup very thinly sliced celery
8 ounces petite shrimp, cooked, peeled, and deveined
1/2 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
1/2 teaspoon freshly-ground black pepper
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup white wine vinegar
1/2 cup mayonnaise
2 tablespoons honey
In a large bowl, toss vegetables together with shrimp. Mix ingredients for dressing until smooth. Toss vegetables together with dressing. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Mix well before serving.