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