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.




Cheddar Bay Biscuit Mix in Stores

I spotted these at Walmart and decided to give them a try. The biscuit mix is pretty close to supermarket standby Bisquick, with the addition of some buttermilk powder and a good bit more fat added to the mixture. Add some shredded cheese and water to the mix, scoop it out into biscuits, and bake at 425 degrees for about 15 minutes. While the biscuits are baking, you melt down some butter, and add the seasoning packet. Once the biscuits are hot out of the oven, you brush the butter on the biscuits. It's a piece of cake all around, and my kitchen ended up a lot cleaner than when I make biscuits from scratch.

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