Hari ni baru dpt pergi dinner at Red Lobster selepas merancang sekian lama. Hari ni dah boleh ambik kereta sewa untuk pakai esok ke Karuizawa, so boleh la guna untuk dinner ke Red Lobster. Kalau nak pergi terpaksa naik teksi kerana mmg jauh dan tak boleh jln kaki. Lagi pun hari ni cuti Kinrokansya no hi (Hari Menghargai Orang Bekerja). Sampai dlm pkl 7 dan terpaksa tunggu lebih kurang > 15 mins sbb ramai org dtg. Mungkin tujuan mereka sama ngan kami bwk anak2 jln sempena hari cuti ni. Kami pun termasuk dlm org yg bekerja sambil belajar hehehe. Makanan mmg sedap dan byk yg boleh makan. Harga pun kira berpatutan la dgn tpt yg agak ekslusif dgn interior design yg mmg best. Siap buat performance, shiagari (last touch) depan customer etc. Losbter soup, Shrimp etc..dan last sekali Parfeit yg sedap.
Red Lobster is a U.S. chain of seafood restaurants. It also operates in Canada and Japan. It is aimed at the mid-level “casual dining” segment of the market. The menu includes a variety of specialty seafood and non-seafood entrees, appetizers, salads, and desserts.
Company growth and franchises
Red Lobster was founded in 1968 by entrepreneurs Charley Woodsby and Bill Darden. Originally billed as a “Harbor for Seafood Lovers”, the original restaurant in Lakeland, Florida was followed by several others throughout the Southeast. General Mills acquired Red Lobster in 1970 as a five-unit restaurant company and rapidly expanded the company nationwide. Today, there are over 600 Red Lobster locations throughout the United States and Canada. There are also a small number of Red Lobster restaurants located in Japan.
In 1995, Red Lobster (along with the Olive Garden, and Bahama Breeze) became part of Darden Restaurants. Seasons 52 has since been added to the list of Darden owned and operated restaurants.
Red Lobster twice offered an endless snow crab leg promotion. However, in 2003 the promotion resulted in parent company Darden Restaurants taking a $3 million charge to third quarter earnings resulting in CEO Edna Morris’ departure from the company. The ill-timed promotion was launched amid high wholesale crab legs prices. The chain also underestimated how many times guest would order more. Further complicating matters at the restaurant level was the amount of time guests spent tableside in the restaurant cracking crab legs which increased wait times in the lobby and overall diminished guest capacity per hour.
There are currently 31 Red Lobsters in Canada, as well as Red Lobsters in 44 of the 50 states in the United States.