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Red Lobster® Introduces New Menu Featuring Tasting Plates and Globally-Inspired Entrees

New Menu Offers Guests More Ways to Enjoy Seafood for Every Dining Occasion

Orlando, Fla. (December 4, 2017) – Red Lobster® announced today the launch of a new menu, featuring Tasting Plates and Globally-Inspired entrées. These new dishes are designed to give guests new ways to enjoy deliciously-prepared seafood at Red Lobster, while also still offering Red Lobster’s classic dishes and guests’ favorite entrees. 

The new Tasting Plates are ideal for guests looking to enjoy a small plate with big flavor. There are five craveable options available at an average price of $4.99, including:
  • Yucatan Shrimp, two jumbo shrimp roasted in chili-lime butter with caramelized pineapple and fresh jalapeños
  • Petite Red Lobster Roll, warm, sweet Maine lobster meat served in a toasted roll and brushed with butter
  • Loaded Seaside Fries, seasoned fries loaded with Monterey Jack cheese, clam strips and creamy clam chowder, topped with green onions
  • Shrimp Potstickers, three golden-fried dumplings topped with spicy dragon sauce and green onions
  • Dragon Broccoli, golden-fried florets drizzled with spicy dragon sauce and topped with fried chili peppers
Red Lobster ® is introducing Tasting Plates as part of its new menu – perfect for guests looking to enjoy small plates with big flavor. 
The line-up of new Globally-Inspired entrées priced from $10.49 to $16.99 features flavors and seafood preparations inspired by cuisine around the world, including four new and exciting options:
  • Dragon Shrimp, crispy shrimp tossed in spicy dragon sauce
  • Southwest-Style Tacos, three tacos filled with a choice of grilled shrimp, chicken, fresh tilapia or lobster meat, topped with house-made fire-roasted corn, avocado salsa and jalapeño ranch
  • Yucatan Tilapia and Shrimp, fresh, wood-grilled tilapia meets jumbo shrimp roasted in a chili-lime butter with caramelized pineapple
  • Pub-Style Fish and Chips, crispy, wild-caught Alaska white fish served with Red Lobster’s signature tartar sauce, coleslaw and fries
Red Lobster’s new menu includes a line-up of Globally-Inspired entrees featuring flavors and preparations inspired by cuisines from around the world, like new Dragon Shrimp – crispy shrimp tossed in spicy dragon sauce. 

“Red Lobster is known as a destination for special occasions and for our seafood events – like Lobsterfest and Endless Shrimp – and we want our guests to continue to come to us for those. As we talked to our guests, we also heard that they want to eat seafood with us more often for other occasions and in different ways,” said Salli Setta, President of Red Lobster. “We are excited about this new menu because it gives our guests new ways to enjoy seafood for more occasions and explore different flavors at an affordable price point.”

Red Lobster is also adding a wood-grilled 6 oz. Filet Mignon to its Surf & Turf offerings on the menu, perfectly prepared by Certified Grill Masters. And, as a complementary accompaniment to guests’ meals, Red Lobster has upgraded its Garden Salad to include mixed greens, slivered onions, grape tomatoes and shredded carrots, topped with croutons and cheddar cheese.

Everything is served new, custom designed artisan plateware that brings out the natural beauty of the seafood. 

All the items on the new menu take advantage of the recent updates Red Lobster has made to its kitchens, including new equipment, like lobster & crab pots and sauté stations, and new technology that improves the pace of meal. 

Guests are invited to share their Ultimate Surf & Turf experiences on Red Lobster’s Facebook Opens in a new Window, Twitter Opens in a new Window, and Instagram Opens in a new Window pages.Guests can also earn points for dining with Red Lobster and then redeem those points for a special reward by signing up for the My Red Lobster Rewards app-based loyalty program. The free app is available for iOS Opens in a new Window and Android Opens in a new Window.

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 more than 55,000 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 Opens in a new Window or Twitter Opens in a new Window.

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