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Jul 9 - Crabfest Returns to Red Lobster with New Stuffed Dishes


Jun 27 - Red Lobster Expands Delivery at More Than 300 Restaurants Through DoorDash


May 30 - Red Lobster Launches Lobster and Shrimp Summerfest; Introduces Tuna Poke Dish


May 16 - Red Lobster Expands Sustainability Efforts with Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch Program Partners


May 10 - National Shrimp Day: 5 Ways to Celebrate on May 10


Apr 24 - Red Lobster Announces New Dishes For Create Your Own Shrimp Trios Event


Apr 2 - New Seafood News Podcast: Alaska Halibut Prices, Red Lobster's New Lobster and Waffle Dish and More


Feb 20 - Thai Union Group Sales Up 1.6%, Profits up 14.6%, With Strong North American Business


Feb 5 - Red Lobster Launches 'Seafood with Standards' Platform with Super Bowl Pre-Game Show Commercial


Jan 30 - Lobsterfest Returns to Red Lobster With New Menu Items


Jan 25 - Red Lobster Celebrates 50th Anniversary, Unveils Seafood with Standards Platform


Dec 5 - Red Lobster Launches New, Smaller Tasting Plates and Globally-Inspired Entrées


Nov 21 - Red Lobster Adds Nephrops to Their Menu For ‘Ultimate Surf & Turf’ Event


Nov 16 - Moody’s Affirms Red Lobster Debt Rating, but Downgrades Outlook to Negative


Nov 2 - Red Lobster Experimenting with Contemporary Remodel Prototypes


Oct 24 - Red Lobster Experimenting With Delivery Service to Keep Up With Changing Restaurant Market


Sep 13 - Red Lobster Has a "Secret Menu" During Their Endless Shrimp Promotion


Sep 6 - Red Lobster's 2017 Endless Shrimp Promotion Begins With 2 New Offerings


Aug 7 - Thai Union’s Stake in Red Lobster Remains Strong in Second Quarter


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Crabfest Returns to Red Lobster with New Stuffed Dishes

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [SeafoodNews] - July 9, 2018

There’s only one reason to be crabby over the summer – Red Lobster’s Crabfest.

The fan-favorite dining event is back at the seafood chain for a limited amount of time, and customers can indulge in the largest variety of crab offered at Red Lobster all year.

“During Crabfest, our guests get the unique opportunity to explore a variety of different types of crab, all on one plate,” Red Lobster Executive Chef and Director of Culinary, Dustin Hilinski, said in a press release ...

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Red Lobster Expands Delivery at More Than 300 Restaurants Through DoorDash

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [SeafoodNews] - June 27, 2018

Don’t want to drive to Red Lobster? Well, now Red Lobster will come to you.

The seafood restaurant announced on Tuesday that they have expanded their partnership with DoorDash, a technology company that facilitates door-to-door delivery.

“We know our guests are busy, so we want to offer ways that make it easy and convenient for them to dine with us,” Red Lobster CEO Kim Lopdrup said in a press release. “We’re excited to expand ...

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Red Lobster Expands Sustainability Efforts with Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch Program Partnership

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [SeafoodNews] - May 16, 2018

Red Lobster announced on Tuesday that they have formed a partnership with the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch program.

The Seafood Watch program is part of an initiative to “improve the sustainability of global fisheries and aquaculture, through policy leadership, scientific research, industry partnerships and consumer engagement.” Red Lobster’s partnership with the program is part of the seafood restaurant’s mission to help “make better seafood choices for healthier oceans, now and for future generations ...

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Red Lobster Announces New Dishes For Create Your Own Shrimp Trios Event

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] - April 24, 2018

Shrimp lovers can head to Red Lobster to indulge in not one, not two, but three shrimp selections.

On Monday the seafood chain restaurant announced the launch of their Create Your Own Shrimp Trios event. The promotion gives diners a chance to choose three of nine “craveable shrimp selections” for $15.99. Options include classic favorites, like garlic shrimp scampi, popcorn shrimp, shrimp linguini alfredo, Cajun chicken linguini alfredo and the teriyaki grilled shrimp. In addition, Red Lobster has also added some new dishes ...

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Thai Union Group Sales Up 1.6%, Profits up 14.6%, With Strong North American Business

SEAFOODNEWS.COM by John Sackton - February 20, 2018

Thai Union Group reported growth of 1.6% in overall sales in 2017, and a 14.6% increase in profits.

Thai Union said North America was again its chief market, contributing 40% of sales, while Europe contributed 32%.  The domestic Thai market represents 10%, and Japan only 6%.

China sales also increased significantly.

“Despite market volatility and higher raw material prices, our profitability remained resilent in 2017,” said Thiraphong Chansiri, CEO of Thai Union ...

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Lobsterfest Returns to Red Lobster With New Menu Items

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] by Amanda Buckle - January 30, 2018

Lobsterfest is back at Red Lobster, and the chain restaurant is celebrating with four new lobster entrees.

Dinners who visit Red Lobster during this limited time dining event will be able to try the new Dueling Lobster Tails, a feast featuring a Maine lobster tail steamed with fresh herbs, tomatoes and lemon, as well as a second Maine lobster tail grilled and topped with shrimp, bay scallops and roasted red bell peppers in a rich sherry lobster cream. Also added to the menu for Lobsterfest is a ...

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Red Lobster Launches New, Smaller Tasting Plates and Globally-Inspired Entrées

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] - December 5, 2017

Small things come with big flavor at Red Lobster. The fast-casual dining chain announced on Monday that they have launched a new menu featuring “Tasting Plates” and “Globally-Inspired” entrées.

“Red Lobster is known as a destination for special occasions and for our seafood events – like Lobsterfest and Endless Shrimp – and we want our guests to continue to come to us for those,” said Red Lobster President, Salli Setta ...

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Moody’s Affirms Red Lobster Debt Rating, but Downgrades Outlook to Negative

SEAFOODNEWS.COM  November 16, 2017

Moody’s released an updated rating on Red Lobster’s $380 million of debt securities today.  Moody’s affirmed the debt ratings B3 for corporate debt, which is unchanged.

However, they lowered their long term outlook from stable to negative.

"The change in outlook reflects the company's persistently high leverage and modest interest coverage due in part to continuing weak operating trends." stated Bill Fahy, Moody's Senior Credit Officer. "The affirmation of the B3 CFR considers Moody's expectation that Red Lobster's liquidity will remain strong with the company remaining free cash flow positive and maintaining material unrestricted cash balances" stated Fahy .

Moody’s said “Red Lobster's B3 Corporate Family Rating reflects the company's high leverage, ...

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Red Lobster Experimenting With Delivery Service to Keep Up With Changing Restaurant Market

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] by Amanda Buckle - October 24, 2017

Red Lobster is testing delivery service. The fast casual chain restaurant announced Monday that New York residents will be able to order from the restaurant’s full menu for delivery via the Grubhub app.

“We’re excited to test delivery in New York City to give our guests a convenient, new way to enjoy our delicious, freshly-prepared seafood,” Salli Setta, the president of the national chain, said in a press release. “Delivery is a platform that is ...

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Red Lobster's 2017 Endless Shrimp Promotion Begins With 2 New Offerings

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] September 6, 2017

Shrimp lovers will want to flock to Red Lobster. The restaurant chain is bringing back their annual “Endless Shrimp” promotion for a limited time, giving customers the opportunity to “mix and match their shrimp selections.”

“This year, Red Lobster is giving guests the most abundant and generous portions on their initial order, making it the best Endless Shrimp experience yet,” Chef Dustin Hilinski, executive chef and director of culinary at Red Lobster, said in a statement. “And this year’s new flavors are ...

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Red Lobster Launches Lobster and Shrimp Summerfest; Introduces Tuna Poke Dish

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [SeafoodNews] - May 30, 2018

Summer doesn’t officially start until Red Lobster kicks off their Lobster & Shrimp Summerfest.

The dining chain announced on Tuesday that their limited-time shrimp and lobster combo dining event is currently underway. Guests who visit red Lobster will have a chance to enjoy two of their favorite seafood proteins prepared in new ways. The new lineup includes:

Cedar-Plank Seafood Bake, a dish featuring jumbo shrimp and petite Maine lobster tails with garlic and Red Lobster’s signature Chesapeake seasoning, roasted on a ...

 

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National Shrimp Day: 5 Ways to Celebrate on May 10

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [SeafoodNews] by Amanda Buckle - May 10, 2018

In case you needed a reason to indulge in shrimp, today is National Shrimp Day!

An always delicious meal choice, shrimp is also a healthy one, packed with B vitamins, iron and omega-3’s. While we can’t tell you how the “holiday” started, we can share some ways to celebrate:

Bonefish Grill: Search for your nearest Bonefish Grill to feast on their Bang Bang Bliss menu. Created just for National Shrimp Day, this special menu is built around the chain’s signature ...

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New Seafood News Podcast: Alaska Halibut Prices, Red Lobster's New Lobster and Waffle Dish and More

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] - April 2, 2018

Join Seafood News Podcast hosts Nicole Christie and Amanda Buckle as they talk Alaska halibut prices and the latest news with the Gulf of St. Lawrence crab fishery. Plus, listen as they read the funniest tweets about Red Lobster’s new lobster and waffle dish.

This podcast was sponsored by Urner Barry's new Comtell App. Download the Comtell app through Google Play for Android or the App Store for iOS.

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Red Lobster Launches 'Seafood with Standards' Platform with Super Bowl Pre-Game Show Commercial

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] by Amanda Buckle - February 5, 2018

Football fans watching the Super Bowl pre-show got a glimpse of Red Lobster’s new Seafood with Standards platform.

“The hard way; it’s heading out before dawn in temperatures that even your thermometer is scared of,” a voiceover starts the commercial, which shows fishermen out in less than ideal conditions. “The hard way; it’s catching them and throwing some back, even when some is all you have ...

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Red Lobster Celebrates 50th Anniversary, Unveils Seafood with Standards Platform

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] - January 25, 2018

Red Lobster is celebrating its 50th anniversary by giving their customers an opportunity to a limited edition "gold card," which would give them $2,000 worth of Red Lobster for a year! 

In order to win, guests need to share their favorite Red Lobster "memory" on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram with the hashtag: #RLGoldenSweepstakes. Entries will be accepted up until February 8.

"Our founders had big dreams, but they never dreamed Red Lobster would be as successful as it is today ...

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Red Lobster Adds Nephrops to Their Menu For ‘Ultimate Surf & Turf’ Event

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] - November 21, 2017

Red Lobster is changing their menu for the holiday season and adding Nephrops norvegicus, also known as Norway lobster, into the mix.

The fast-casual chain restaurant announced their limited time “Ultimate Surf & Turf” event in a press release on Monday. The event features five “craveable pairings of seafood and steak,” which allows diners to ...

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Red Lobster Experimenting with Contemporary Remodel Prototypes

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] by Amanda Buckle - November 2, 2017

Red Lobster is getting a new look. The seafood chain’s Manassas, Virginia, location is the first to receive “one of several remodel prototypes,” Prince William Living reports. Changes to the restaurant include a contemporary look that is “lighter” and “brighter” for a more “refreshed seafood experience.”

But the appearance of the restaurant is not the only thing changing. The staff has received new uniforms and new additions have been added to the menu ...

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Red Lobster Has a "Secret Menu" During Their Endless Shrimp Promotion

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] by Amanda Buckle September 13, 2017

The Endless Shrimp promotion is back at Red Lobster – but with a twist. The seafood restaurant chain has a “secret menu” for customers to order off of.

The 2017 Endless Shrimp campaign has a total of five flavors and preparations to choose from, including two new additions to the menu – Nashville Hot Shrimp and Mediterranean Shrimp. However, there are actually five more dishes that the restaurant is not promoting.

So, how do you order these “secret” menu items? You simply need to ...

 

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Thai Union’s Stake in Red Lobster Remains Strong in Second Quarter

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] by Amanda Buckle August 7, 2017

Thai Union, the world’s largest canned tuna producer, is benefitting from the 2016 deal in which they bought a stake in restaurant chain Red Lobster. The seafood chain brought in 235 million baht to the net profit in the second quarter, which translates to over $7 million in US dollars.

“Our strategic investment in Red Lobster and effort in cost control continue to deliver positive results,” said Thai Union Group CEO Thiraphong Chansiri...

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