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Red Lobster® Introduces Big Festival of Shrimp


Orlando, Fla. (Jan. 2, 2017) – Beginning today, Red Lobster is inviting guests to dive into new and exciting flavors during its Big Festival of Shrimp. The limited-time event gives guests the opportunity to choose two of six new and classic shrimp preparations for just $15.99.

The flavorful line-up during Big Festival of Shrimp is sure to satisfy any palate. More adventurous guests will love the New! Wild-Caught Firecracker Red Shrimp – panko-crusted, wild-caught red shrimp tossed in a sweet and spicy chili sauce. Guests craving a classic with a twist can enjoy the New! Creamy Shrimp-and-Cheese Linguini – shrimp and linguini tossed in a creamy Cheddar and Parmesan sauce, topped with toasted Parmesan panko. And, for guests who like both sweet and savory, New! Bourbon-Brown Sugar Grilled Shrimp is a great choice– featuring wood-grilled shrimp brushed with a bourbon and brown sugar glaze.

During Red Lobster’s Big Festival of Shrimp, guests can pair two shrimp selections for $15.99 from the event’s flavorful line-up of six new and classic shrimp flavors and preparations.

In addition to the new, limited-time items, guest can also choose from classic dishes including Red Lobster’s signature Hand-Crafted Garlic Shrimp Scampi, Parrot Isle Jumbo Coconut Shrimp and the Garlic-Grilled Shrimp Skewer.

“Shrimp is one of the most versatile seafood proteins, making it perfect for seafood lovers to explore new flavors and preparations,” said Dustin Hilinski, Executive Chef and Director, Culinary at Red Lobster. “The Big Festival of Shrimp is a great opportunity for guests to try new combinations, and perhaps even expand their flavor palates as they start the new year.”

Red Lobster invites guests to dive into new and exciting flavors and preparations, including the NEW! Wild-Caught Firecracker Red Shrimp and NEW! Bourbon-Brown Sugar Grilled Shrimp.

To complement their meals, guests can select from seasonal sides, including New! Roasted Green Beans and Mushrooms and New! Roasted Carrots and Butternut Squash, both topped with a bourbon brown butter. Guests can also enjoy new cocktail options including New! Blackberry Amaretto Sour with freshly muddled blackberries, DISARONNO and Red Lobster’s house sour mix, and New! Spiked Sangria Splash, a white sangria blend of Jam Jar sweet white wine, Hennessy V.S, mango and passion fruit juices and Red Lobster’s house sour mix.

Guests are invited to share their Big Festival of Shrimp experience on Red Lobster’s Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram pages. To view the complete Red Lobster menu, find a restaurant location or to join the Fresh Catch Club, visit Red Lobster’s website.

About Red Lobster Seafood Co.
Red Lobster is the world's largest seafood restaurant company, headquartered in Orlando, Fla., with an impressive heritage and an even brighter future. As a private company owned by Golden Gate Capital, Red Lobster is focused on delivering freshly prepared seafood at reasonable prices - served in a lively, contemporary seaside atmosphere. With 58,000 employees in over 700 restaurants in the U.S. and Canada, and a growing international footprint, Red Lobster is more committed than ever to be not just the biggest seafood restaurant, but the best. To learn more, visit or find us on Facebook or Twitter.

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