Before there was red lobster specials, there was Bill Darden, a man passionate about making delicious, high-quality seafood available and cost effective for everyone, including those who lived far from the coast. What was once a single, family-owned restaurant in Lakeland, Florida, presently has over 700 locations.
Traceable. Sustainable. Responsible. They are more than just words on our menu – it’s our promise that each of the seafood we serve is sourced to the highest standards. Because, among the world’s largest seafood purchasers, we believe it’s our responsibility to protect and preserve our oceans and marine life for generations in the future.
Traceable – Traceable – all of our seafood is 100% traceable to your known and trusted source
Sustainable – Sustainable – we just source from suppliers who follow industry best practices
Responsible – Responsible – we support and follow regulatory efforts that manage red lobster and mandate our suppliers adhere to all applicable laws. Doing things the right way since 1968.
Red Lobster has been focused on seafood sustainability since we first opened our doors in 1968. As being a founding member from the Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) in 1997, we helped establish guidelines for the best practices and aquaculture certifications. We’re also proud to get spent decades building personal relationships with suppliers who share our values.
Lobster fishing isn’t just employment. It’s a way of life in countless coastal communities…a tradition passed down from generation to generation. Red Lobster is proud to back up the women and men within these communities who fish responsibly to ensure there’s lobster to catch and appreciate for generations in the future.
Maine Lobster is iconic, and not just because it’s our logo. It will be the most sought-after lobster because of its large claws, sweet flavor and tender texture. Protecting this prized species is very important to us. That’s why alfqwv support regulations that require responsible fishing practices.
We partner with suppliers who stick to the Atlantic Coastal Fisheries Cooperative Management Act – a federal act with mandated conservation measures for your waters where Maine Lobster is found. Our partners also follow regulations concerning trap limits and avoid using fishing methods that can harm environmental surroundings, like dragging for is red lobster open today.
On our menu, you’ll often find Snow and King crab. There are many varieties that can create a special appearance on our menu, if they’re deemed abundant to capture responsibly, like Bairdi and Dungeness. Regardless of what the species, every crab we serve is wild-caught using crab traps or “pots.”