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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Millennials.

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    the business strategy of offering "fresh" seafood to flyovers who live hours away from any large body of water

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      The "hurr durr you can't get fresh seafood in the midwest" bit hasn't been true in decades. Pretty much every decent sized city in the midwest has a seafood market (that usually supplies area restaurants too) that gets stuff flown in from the coast.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Even if you could only get frozen seafood, most frozen seafood is perfectly good.

        [...]
        What does "fast casual" mean? First time ive heard that term when talking about places.

        Fast casual is the term for places like Chipotle.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      You sound like a moronic homosexual

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >large body
      like you are fat boy

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Too expensive for poorgays and middle class. McDonalds for richgays.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      mcdonalds for rich people is papadeux or any other deux franchise

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Look at Mr. Rockefeller here.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >papadeux
        Other than a place I go to for boils this is the only other seafood place I go to. Everything else is basically frozen shit I can buy in the grocery store and make at home for next to nothing and I don't have to deal with anyone.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >papadeux
        Found the greasy houstonian who doesn't even know the pappa's are filthy greeks not inbred cajuns.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Their etoufee and dirty rice is fricking great anon, and the gator is decently priced.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >doesn't deny being a filthy houstonian
            >simps for faux-cajun slop
            lol. lmao, even.

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              I live in TX, but in the hill country. It's not bad food, much better quality than most other seafood chains. One of the few chain places I'll even eat at, and it's once every few years or so. We don't have any 'cajun' places here that aren't just Black folk making fried frozen slop that's no better than Red Lobster (local one wen't out of biz before COVID lol).

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                meet me at buccees on thursday, we are going to fight

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                >meet up with fellow anon
                >it's a Buc-cees
                >both go and get an ice cream
                ftfy

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >Rising cost of labor
      >Rising cost of leases
      >That stupid all you can eat shrimp deal
      >The general decline of casual sit down restaurants as fast food and fast causal took over
      >3 owners in a 15 year span
      >Too expensive for poor people, too cheap for rich people

      >too expensive for poor people
      Dude poors are the only ones who go to Red Lobster. It's their 'fancy restaurant'
      So many people I went to high school with, that was their birthday/prom night/big date spot, cracking open hideous sea bugs and horking down canola oil. Which was moronic because I live in Florida, there is fresh-caught seafood all the frick over, but those places could actually be a little spendy so the groids and borderers and trailer trash didn't go there.

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    They give you these funny forks and expect to to work at extracting the tiniest slivers of bug meat. No thanks, too expensive.

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    The real all you can eat shrimp was the friends we made along the way.

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    the competency crisis. like 20 years ago it actually tasted pretty good. last couple times I went, it was overcooked seaslop

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Every one of these restaurant chains has suffered the same fate. The quality has completely collapsed.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        You can thank private equity for that. It's part of the plan: Acquire asset, cut costs as sharply as possible, milk every penny, then liquidate. Rinse and repeat.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >competency crisis
      Isn't real.

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    bad management
    bad decisions
    niche market

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Too expensive for a normal meal, not fancy enough for a special occasion.

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous
    • 1 month ago
      Sage

      >What went wrong?
      Endless Shrimp promo fricked them straight into bankruptcy.
      Pizza Hut is doing the same thing with their $12 large any topping/specialty promo

      Endless Shrimp

      I remember when they tried the endless crab legs a long time ago. I was a teen with a limitless appetite and my older sister was pregnant. We had an eating contest and I swear we ate more than 30lbs of crab combined.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Was it your baby? Did it turn out moronic?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        That endless crab promotion went so badly that the president was allegedly fired or resigned over it. The restaurant denied it, although the timing was pretty suspicious.

        https://web.archive.org/web/20210118211527/https://www.tampabay.com/archive/2003/09/26/all-you-can-eat-was-too-much/

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        That endless crab promotion went so badly that the president was allegedly fired or resigned over it. The restaurant denied it, although the timing was pretty suspicious.

        https://web.archive.org/web/20210118211527/https://www.tampabay.com/archive/2003/09/26/all-you-can-eat-was-too-much/

        Lol wait, so they did the same damn frickup two decades ago and didn't learn the lesson?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      https://www.businessinsider.com/red-lobster-endless-shrimp-bankruptcy-private-equity-debt-real-estate-2024-5

      Private equity firm buys red lobster, sells all the real estate, turns around and rents the same real estate from the person they sold it to. When harder times came, red lobster got saddled with debt from having to pay rent.

      Its a classic American tale where some rich buttholes want to make some quick short term money, so they buy a successful business, suck it dry, and toss it out.

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >What went wrong?
    Endless Shrimp promo fricked them straight into bankruptcy.
    Pizza Hut is doing the same thing with their $12 large any topping/specialty promo

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Endless Shrimp

  12. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I wish McDonald's would offer all-you-can-eat shrimp

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      it would be made out of shredded shrimp and some binder, and press molded into the shape of a shrimp.
      The 'tail' would be a piece of red plastic.

  13. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >Rising cost of labor
    >Rising cost of leases
    >That stupid all you can eat shrimp deal
    >The general decline of casual sit down restaurants as fast food and fast causal took over
    >3 owners in a 15 year span
    >Too expensive for poor people, too cheap for rich people

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Red Lobster should have found a way to pivot to fast casual like 20 years ago, that may have saved them

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Red Lobster should have found a way to pivot to fast casual like 20 years ago, that may have saved them

      What does "fast casual" mean? First time ive heard that term when talking about places.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Think Chipotle or Panera Bread.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Even if you could only get frozen seafood, most frozen seafood is perfectly good.

          [...]
          Fast casual is the term for places like Chipotle.

          Got it, thanks anons.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >What does "fast casual" mean
        It's the next step up from Quick-Serve Restaurant (e.g. McDonald's or Popeyes). It's not quite as quick, but a little nicer decor and menu, suitable for mom and dad to have something approximating a date night, while on a budget.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >>Too expensive for poor people, too cheap for rich people
      The sorts of dudes who own contracting companies, drive huge trucks, and live in McMansons love eating McDonald's

      They have the worst diets I've ever seen. I didn't even know grown adults could eat like they do.

  14. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    All you can eat economics did not catch up with inflation.

  15. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Tail-on shrimp in the shrimp pasta.

  16. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    america is out of food, soon all supermarkets will close and you'll have to eat bugs to survive.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous
    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Good thing the Cicadas are hatching soon!

  17. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I've never been to a Red Lobster but I've been reading about this since it's been getting shoved down my throat on every website. Just how are you going to make any money selling seafood for cheaper than it costs to buy? And the problem is "cost cutters"? Are you people this unskilled at arithmetic?

    I'm shocked you're not blaming "DEI" while you're at it, the problem is obviously that seafood costs have gone up and they were afraid to raise menu prices. This is not a mystery. Raise the prices. You'll lose some customers, better than losing the entire business.

    Anyway, seems like there's still going to be some that stay open, I should probably go to one before they're gone for cultural literacy. I wonder where they are though. I know there was one in Times Square.

  18. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Horrible sales that always lost money, decent deal for customers bad for business
    Terrible locations, name ONE RL that wasn't in some ass backwards run down mall parking lot
    No signature dish compared to any other chain, no their bread things don't count
    Prices compared to a local seafood or fish place was so little reason to go ever
    Places always understaffed outside Saturday+sundays

    You could basically go to a Chinese buffet with seafood options and have the same-ish quality of RL with more options. The only person I ever knew who would jump at the chance to go was my black coworker when we were traveling for work and McCormick and Schmit was too expensive or far away.

  19. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    customers: "hey we like your restaurant, can you change this one little thing so that we like it more and come more often and spend more?"

    red lobster management: "no, in fact we will do the exact opposite because the online community college drop outs we hired said we should"

    red lobster management: "hey why are we bankrupt"

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