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Red Lobster

  1. crime scene
    Extremely Florida Woman Attempts to Steal Live Lobster From RestaurantConsider the lobster bandit.
  2. Food Fraud
    New Report Accuses Restaurants of Passing Off Cheaper Fish As LobsterA report found that 35 percent of dishes include inferior seafood.
  3. The Chain Gang
    Beyoncé Is So Powerful She Can Single-Handedly Lift Red Lobster’s SalesOne lyric leads an entire nation to crave popcorn shrimp and cheddar biscuits.
  4. GM-Nos
    Even More Retailers Are Refusing to Sell Genetically Modified SalmonCostco and Red Lobster are the latest ones to pass.
  5. The Chain Gang
    Red Lobster Will Try to Get Fancier by Plating the Same Menu in New WaysIt’s not changing the menu too much, and the CEO says don’t expect “to see any of these low-priced specials that we’re not proud of.”
  6. Racist Receipts
    $1 Million Lawsuit Filed Against Red Lobster Server Who Posted Receipt Online“This can come back and haunt him forever, it’s never, ever going to go away. This has permanently destroyed him, forever,” his mom says.
  7. For Sale
    Red Lobster Will Be Sold for a Mere $2.1 BillionPrice does not include cheddar biscuits.
  8. Kindness
    Red Lobster Server Who Posted Racist Receipt Gets $10,000 TipShe used it to pay off loans and get a working car.
  9. Racist Receipts
    Racist Receipt at Red Lobster Prompts Glut of Amateur Internet SleuthingRed Lobster: for the seafood lover — and possibly racist customer — in you.
  10. The Grub Street Diet
    Ballet Dancer Misty Copeland Is Hooked on Sushi and Seamless“I grab my phone, press send, and my coffee and muffin appear at my door.”
  11. Food Safety
    Stomach Virus Linked to Bagged Salad at Olive Garden and Red LobsterMore bad news related to the cyclospora outbreak.
  12. Calories
    Are These Really the 25 Best Chain Restaurant Dishes in America?Meanwhile, it’s gut-busts ahoy on the home front.
  13. We’re Full
    Restaurants Honor Gastric Bypass Restaurant ‘Discount Cards’Smaller portions, better prices.
  14. Boston Market
    Should Salt Shakers Be Banished at Restaurants?Boston Market thinks so.
  15. Restaurant Wars
    Red Lobster Waitress Attacked for Pouring Too Much WaterYou don’t see that at Sizzler.
  16. The Chain Gang
    Harlem’s Chain-ification Continues: Applebee’s Set to OpenThe “neighborhood” restaurant is setting up shop next to Target and Best Buy in East Harlem.
  17. The Chain Gang
    Red Lobster Builds World’s Biggest Lobster Farm to Raise Things ThatIt turns out, the chain has been serving these ‘lobsters’ for years, just not if you order a whole one.
  18. Harlem
    Red Lobster Creeps Over to the Apollo TheaterGet your bib on.
  19. The James Weird Awards
    The James Weird Awards: Red Lobster Redemption, Gasoline-Baked Clams, and ApplePlus: faux Girl Scout cookies, faux bacon milkshakes, and more, all in this week’s roundup of weird food news.
  20. User’s Guide
    A Recent History of Restaurant Employees Writing Nasty Things About CustomersFourteen examples to make Chick-fil-A feel better about its racist-receipt debacle.
  21. Health Concerns
    Did Michelle Obama Just Put an End to All-You-Can-Eat Breadsticks?Olive Garden and Red Lobster say they’ll make their food healthier.
  22. Mediavore
    Restaurants Cut Back on Salt; Little Dom’s Stymied in Studio CityBut they’re not telling everybody in case it makes their food sound bland.
  23. Mediavore
    Despite Bar Rescue’s Best Efforts, Downey’s May Not PullPlus: Fallout from Japan’s nuclear meltdown still threatens the country’s food supply; and Red Lobster’s new ad campaign features ‘real’ people, all in our morning news roundup.
  24. Mediavore
    North Korea In Need of Food Aid; L.A. Times Rants About The Beard AwardsA debate is being had over whether the U.S. and South Korea should offer assistance.
  25. Mediavore
    Magic Johnson Sells 105 Starbucks Stores; San Gab Mayor Resigns Due ToA day following his sale of a stake in The Lakers, Magic divests his interests in the coffee chain. Meanwhile, Albert Huang calls it quits.
  26. Mediavore
    Herring Get Bogged Down By The Thousands; Teen Nacho Thieves NabbedPlus: Victimized catfish farmers and the decline of Gordon Ramsay’s empire, all in our morning news roundup.
  27. Mediavore
    Kimpton Eyes Old City For a Hotel and Restaurant; Suspects Pick the Wrong Bar toPlus Michael Symon closes one of his Cleveland-area restaurants, and Red Lobster and Olive Garden both expand into the Middle East, all in our morning news roundup.
  28. Mediavore
    Catfish Farmers in Trouble; Gordon Ramsay’s Empire Continues to CrumblePlus: an Iron Chef closes shop, and the global domination of Olive Garden, all in our morning news roundup.
  29. Behind the Scenes
    Darden CEO Came of Age in L.A.While new chains like Seasons 52 and Capital Grille have come from afar, the CEO of its parent company grew up in Watts.
  30. The James Weird Awards
    The James Weird Awards: Lobster Theft, Bananaphobia, and Cannibal CuisinePlus: insulting song dedications, French-onion soup with a side of birth control, and a fake-gun-toting restaurant robber, all in this week’s roundup of weird restaurant news.
  31. Mediavore
    Red Lobster Removes Oysters From Menu; Is L.A. Really ‘The Big Orange?’The Gulf Spill forces a major chain to scrap some of its seafood offerings and LAist debunks a rarely used nickname for the city.
  32. Mediavore
    McDonald’s Closes in Lansdale; Red Lobster Removes Oysters From Its MenusPlus Chef Boyardee’s Pennsylvania home is up for auction, and bachelor and bachelorette parties are moving away from strippers, and towards sit-down meals, all in our morning news roundup.
  33. Freebies
    The Dark History of Fast-food PromotionsDomino’s, Carl’s Jr., Starbucks, Quiznos, and Red Lobster can all nod their logos in sympathy with an overrun KFC.
  34. NewsFeed
    Purse Snatcher Strikes Terror in Heart of Times Square DinersWe’ve poked fun at Bar Carrera’s intrusive “beware of pickpockets” signage, but the ‘Post’ reminds us they do exist.
  35. NewsFeed
    Stewart O’Nan Writes the Great American Red Lobster NovelAcclaimed writer Stewart O’Nan’s latest novel, Last Night at the Lobster, isn’t about a couple who hits the motel after one too many gargantuan Lobsteritas — instead it follows a hard-working general manager, Manny DeLeon, through his last night at a Red Lobster in New Briton, Connecticut, that has been closed by parent corporation Darden Restaurants. O’Nan got the idea after a Red Lobster near his home in Avon suffered a similar fate. “I knew how it fit into the community and started thinking about how every restaurant is a world onto itself,” he tells us. “I thought of that suddenly going away.” We asked him what he learned about the chain while doing research so obsessive that it involved poaching the Lob’s menus and coasters.
  36. Neighborhood Watch
    Rayuela Brings More Brunch to the LESDumbo/Fulton Ferry: Friday night at Rebar promises “free partial-nude drawing.” [Dumbo NYC] East Village: Simone on First Avenue is closed, but let’s pray not for good. [Down by the Hipster] Lower East Side: Rayuela has launched a weekend brunch with arepas and poached eggs, churros and Mayan chocolate, and guanabana mimosas plus live salsa music Sundays. [Grub Street] Midtown West: Just when you thought he’d had enough of the limelight, Rocco DiSpirito will be the guest chef tomorrow at the Condé Nast cafeteria. [Eater] Times Square: Ruby Tuesday will sidle up next to Red Lobster but may fare better with New York diners thanks to “fully upholstered chairs.” [Lost City] Williamsburg: New fro-yo destination /eks/ whips up fresh organic yogurt and incorporates recycling holes into its cartoon-covered walls. [Gridskipper]
  37. Back of the House
    Gay Waiter Literally Has It Shoved in His Face; Falai to Open More CasualJean Georges waiter claims to have been abused by the restaurant’s homophobic staff — including a forced after-hours lap dance. We might have expected this at Mercer Kitchen, but … [Newsday] The Times considers the banana-cream pie as a Zeitgeist item, concludes that it unites the diverse population of Los Angeles. Also, it’s funny when people throw them. [NYT] Iacopo Falai set to open Caffe Falai, a more casual version of his restaurant later this week. Get there while it’s still BYOB. [The Strong Buzz] New York has better bars and restaurants than London, says English op-ed. And they’re just figuring this out now? [Telegraph] Chinatown is the place to go for cheap, high-quality vegetables. Also, we would add, for cheap, high-quality fish, turtles, dumplings … [WNYC] Cook and cashier brutally shot at Brooklyn’s Happy House Chinese restaurant. [NY1] Whether to add other brands to your core business, or shed them: McDonald’s versus Red Lobster. True inside-baseball, but interesting. [Foodservice Blog]
  38. Back of the House
    Chains Slipping, Child’s Returning, and Restaurant Spy AdvertisingSales are slipping in restaurant chains everywhere, and not even because of E. coli. [Houston Chronicle] Back from the dead: Child’s restaurant, a booming New York cafeteria chain for most of the twentieth century, is reopening in Coney Island. [NYDN] For the restaurateur who knows the staff is cheating him, but just can’t quite prove it … [Craigslist] Synergy at work: Glossy restaurant-branded lifestyle magazines for rich diners at posh restaurants. To no one’s surprise, David Burke has a hand in this. [NYT] Related: Hawaiian Tropic Zone’s Tina Marino Probably Won’t Be Sharing Her Life With You Red Lobster and Olive Garden jump on the trans-fat banned-wagon [CNN]