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 Lobster Lover's Lunch
Red Lobster is giving lobster lovers another reason to celebrate with the launch of the new Lobster Lover’s Lunch. Now available in restaurants, the new limited-time offer available only during Lobsterfest features NEW! Lobster Roll with French Fries, NEW! Lobster-Topped Caesar Salad or one-half Lobster and Langostino Pizza paired with guests’ choice of a side salad or cup of soup, giving guests a craveable weekday lunch option for $9.99*.
The NEW! Lobster Roll features sweet Maine lobster meat tossed in lemon aioli on a toasted roll – split on the top, never on the side.
The NEW! Lobster-Topped Caesar Salad is another exclusive item on the Lobster Lover’s Lunch that pairs Red Lobster’s Classic Caesar Salad with decadent Maine lobster meat.
The guest-favorite Lobster and Langostino Pizza features Red Lobster’s popular signature crispy thin-crust pizza topped with Maine and langostino lobster meat, melted mozzarella, fresh tomatoes and sweet basil.
In creating their lunchtime meal, guests can make their entrée complete with the choice of New England Clam Chowder or Creamy Potato Bacon** as their soup option, or select either a side signature Garden Salad or Caesar Salad to complement their entrée. Guests can also choose to add grilled shrimp to their salad or select the creamy Lobster Bisque as their soup of choice to make their perfect Lobster Lover’s Lunch.
The Lobster Lover’s Lunch is available Monday through Friday from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. To view the complete Lobsterfest menu, find a restaurant location or to join the Fresh Catch Club, visit Red Lobster’s website.
*Not available in Times Square and Hawaii locations.
** Selections may vary based on region