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Rare Orange Lobster Saved by Denver Broncos Fans

Meet Crush, who avoided his fate at Red Lobster by not conforming

(Newser) - The Downtown Aquarium in Denver has a new resident—a rare orange lobster that was rescued from a shipment of crustaceans delivered to a Red Lobster restaurant in Pueblo, Colorado. A long-term employee spotted the bright orange lobster while unpacking a shipment last Friday and alerted restaurant managers, reports the...

Bakery Accepts John Oliver's Challenge
Bakery Accepts
John Oliver's
Cake Challenge

Bakery Accepts John Oliver's Cake Challenge

After owner missed out on Red Lobster equipment sale, host made an offer

(Newser) - John Oliver is now a cake bear and a bakery in upstate New York that complained about his show Last Week Tonight snapping up equipment from a defunct Red Lobster is set to get some new ovens after all.
  • On his show Sunday, Oliver joked about how Deising's Bakery

John Oliver Isn't the Only Celeb Diving Into Red Lobster
Not Everyone Is Happy With
John Oliver's Red Lobster Stunt
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Not Everyone Is Happy With John Oliver's Red Lobster Stunt

Kingston business owner says he'd hoped to buy equipment from the eatery that Oliver scooped up

(Newser) - John Oliver's acquisition of a Red Lobster in upstate New York had many laughing after Sunday's Last Week Tonight segment on it, but not everyone appreciated the stunt. Per News 12 , Eric Deising, owner of Deising's Bakery in Kingston, near where Oliver's new purchase is located,...

Red Lobster Fans Have a New Hero in John Oliver

'Last Week Tonight' host buys all contents of a Red Lobster, including the cheesy biscuits

(Newser) - "John Oliver buys a Red Lobster in upstate New York" probably isn't a headline you expected, but the Last Week Tonight host has made that a reality. The seafood restaurant chain recently filed for Chapter 11 , and a Red Lobster in Kingston, New York, was among dozens to...

Red Lobster Shutting a Bunch of Locations
Red Lobster Opts for
the 'Best Path Forward'

Red Lobster Opts for the 'Best Path Forward'

Seafood chain files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection

(Newser) - The whispers are now official: Red Lobster has filed for bankruptcy protection. The seafood restaurant chain announced Sunday that it filed for relief under Chapter 11, under a stalking-horse agreement in which Red Lobster will sell the business to an entity created and controlled by its existing term lenders, reports...

Report: Red Lobster Is Considering Bankruptcy

'Endless Shrimp' deal cost company millions

(Newser) - Cue the "hot water" jokes: Red Lobster is reportedly considering a bankruptcy filing after years of losses, including an $11 million third-quarter loss in 2023 that was blamed on an overenthusiastic response to the chain's expansion of its "Endless Shrimp" deal. Bloomberg , citing "people with knowledge...

Red Lobster Misjudged Diners' Hunger for Endless Shrimp
Red Lobster Misjudged Diners'
Hunger for Endless Shrimp
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Red Lobster Misjudged Diners' Hunger for Endless Shrimp

Unexpectedly popular promotion was main reason for $11M 3Q loss, company says

(Newser) - Visitors to Red Lobster this summer and fall might have wondered how the chain was able to sell all-you-can eat shrimp for $20 every day and still turn a profit. It turns out that they couldn't. Red Lobster made "Ultimate Endless Shrimp," which used to be a...

Lawsuit: Red Lobster Made 'Deceptive' Claims About Its Lobsters

Some of its seafood isn't sustainable or responsible, suit argues

(Newser) - Red Lobster has been making some fishy claims about its product, according to a class- action lawsuit filed in California. According to court documents, the plaintiffs say the chain markets its lobster and shrimp as "sustainable" and "responsible" when the truth is very different, IntraFish reports. The lawsuit,...

Red Lobster Mother's Day Brawl Goes Viral

Angry customer tried to force her way inside

(Newser) - Tempers boiled over and a customer saw red outside a Red Lobster in Pennsylvania on Mother's Day. In video that has now gone viral, workers at the East York restaurant push a shouting customer, apparently frustrated at long wait times, out of the restaurant. The woman, who identifies herself...

Guess What Someone's Accused of Stealing From Red Lobster

If you guessed a lobster, you'd be correct

(Newser) - You may not make the news if you simply steal a lobster, but if you're accused of taking it from a place named after the crustacean, you could be guaranteed a place among the day's headlines. That's what happened in St. Petersburg, Fla., where a 42-year-old woman...

Beyonce Shoutout Spikes Red Lobster Sales by 33%

'Formation' turned restaurant into a (somewhat) cool kid overnight

(Newser) - Red Lobster is reaping the benefits of what Fortune is calling "the mother of all branding gifts." The seafood restaurant has seen a surprise jump in sales—a 33% increase Sunday from the previous year—and it looks like it has Beyonce's new single to thank, CNNMoney...

America's 3 Unhealthiest Meals

Check to see if your favorite chain restaurants are on this 'yummy' list

(Newser) - Jayne Hurley and Bonnie Liebman of the Center for Science in the Public Interest note it's not easy to win top "honors" in the category of "Xtreme Eating." But never fear: The winners of their "Worst Chain Restaurant Meals of the Year" "have what...

Judge Orders Man to Take Wife on Date
 Judge Orders Man 
 to Take Wife on Date 

Judge Orders Man to Take Wife on Date

Joseph Bray ordered to take his wife bowling, to Red Lobster

(Newser) - Let the punishment fit the crime? A Florida man who appeared in court this week on a domestic violence charge was ordered by the judge to ... take his wife on a date. The charge apparently grew out of an argument Joseph Bray had with his wife—whose birthday he failed...

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