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Restaurants & Institutions Magazine Presents Red Lobster with Prestigious “Choice in Chains” Award

Orlando, Fla. (July 26, 2005) — On Monday, Red Lobster received a “Choice in Chains” Award from Restaurants & Institutions magazine for being voted “best seafood restaurant” in a survey of more than 3,200 consumers. 

Respondents rated 200 of the nation’s largest restaurant companies on food quality, menu variety, cleanliness, service, value, atmosphere and reputation. 

Red Lobster is the only restaurant to have been named best in its category every year since the seafood category was created in 1989.

“We are honored to receive this award because it is based on a national survey of the restaurant critics who matter most – our guests,” said Red Lobster President Kim Lopdrup.  “We’re focusing on delighting every guest with a ‘simply great’ seafood dining experience.  Our guest satisfaction scores are at best-ever levels.”

In its 37-year history, Red Lobster has introduced America to many seafood dishes – including live Maine lobster, snow crab legs, jumbo shrimp and tilapia.

Recently, the company received national recognition for its LightHouse Menu, which features great-tasting dishes that are low in fat, carbs and calories, as well as its kid’s menu that provides healthy tastes of the sea, including steamed crab legs, grilled fish and fresh vegetables.

Red Lobster operates over 670 restaurants in the United States and Canada, serving more than 141 million guests a year.  For the Red Lobster nearest you, call 1-800-LOBSTER or visit

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