Before there was red lobster specials, there was Bill Darden, a man excited about making delicious, high-quality seafood available and affordable to everyone, including individuals who lived far from the coast. What was once a single, family-owned restaurant in Lakeland, Florida, now has over 700 locations.
Traceable. Sustainable. Responsible. These are greater than just words on our menu – it’s our promise that all of the seafood we serve is sourced to the highest standards. Because, 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 some 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 hours 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. As a founding member from the Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) in 1997, we helped establish guidelines for best 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 employment. It’s a lifestyle in countless coastal communities…a tradition passed down from generation to generation. Red Lobster is proud to aid the men and women within these communities who fish responsibly to make certain there’s lobster to trap and enjoy for generations ahead.
Maine Lobster is iconic, and never just because it’s our logo. This is the most sought-after lobster because of its 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 the waters where Maine Lobster is found. Our partners also follow regulations concerning trap limits and get away from using fishing methods that can harm the surroundings, like dragging for what time does red lobster close.
On our menu, you’ll often find Snow and King crab. There are more varieties that can make a special appearance on our menu, if they’re deemed abundant to catch responsibly, like Bairdi and Dungeness. Whatever the species, every crab we serve is wild-caught using crab traps or “pots.”