Red Lobster started 56 years ago in Lakeland, Florida. It was small with only a few locations originally, but in the 1980s, it blew up and the chain expanded nationwide. Today, there are about 650 Red Lobster restaurants, with 11 in Minnesota.

But lately, things haven't been so great for them. The restaurant, famous for its unlimited shrimp deals and cheddar bay biscuits, is having a tough time and might even have to declare bankruptcy.


Did you know the lobster on Red Lobster's logo is their mascot and has a name? Delish says his name is Clawd. "You know, like the French "Claude" but punny-er."

Red Lobster Sold To Golden Gate Capital For 2.1 Billion
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Red Lobster Locations In Minnesota:

Rochester, MN: 1280 Highway 14 SW, Rochester, MN 55902

Burnsville, MN: 1301 County Road 42 West, Burnsville, MN 55306

Oakdale, MN: 8350 3rd ST N, Oakdale, MN 55128

Bloomington, MN: American Blvd West, Bloomington, MN 55431

Maplewood, MN: 2925 White Bear Ave., Maplewood, MN 55109

Mankato, MN:1890 E Madison Ave, Mankato, MN 56001

Roseville, MN: 2330 Prior Avenue, Roseville, MN 55113

Golden Valley, MN: 8900 Golden Valley Road, Golden Valley, MN 55427

Minneapolis, MN: 8500 Hwy. 47, Minneapolis, MN 55433

Maple Grove, MN: 12515 Elm Creek Blvd. N, Maple Grove, MN 55369

Duluth, MN: 301 S Lake Avenue, Duluth, MN 55802

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Red Lobster Considers Bankruptcy

According to Bloomberg, Red Lobster's finances have taken a hit due to expensive lease agreements and high labor expenses, along with other problems. Filing for bankruptcy would give them a chance to continue operating while they figure out how to reduce their debts.

It's uncertain what the implications of bankruptcy would be for the nearly 650 Red Lobster locations. Until the company announces plans, we can't know for sure if locations will be closed.

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