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President Kim Lopdrup to attend ribbon cutting ceremony

Orlando, Fla. (January 24, 2008)COLLEGE STATION, Texas (January 24, 2008) Red Lobster President Kim Lopdrup will unveil the restaurant’s fresh design concept to College Station residents on Monday as part of the biggest makeover the iconic brand has undertaken. A ribbon-cutting ceremony begins at 3:45 p.m., and the new restaurant will open for dinner at 4 p.m.

Starting Monday, College Station residents will see a new restaurant with more natural looking decor, warmer lighting, colors and wood tones inside. According to Kim Lopdrup, president of Red Lobster, “The redesign’s inspiration came from Bar Harbor, Maine, and blends a more sophisticated ambience with the casual feeling of a seaside restaurant.” As part of the redesign, there is increased seating which will allow the restaurant greater flexibility to seat large parties who often come to Red Lobster for celebrations, while still offering a more intimate setting for smaller parties.

The new Red Lobster is located at 1200 University Drive. It replaces a 24-year-old restaurant in College Station formerly located at 813 Texas Ave. and is the sixth restaurant to open as Red Lobster rolls out its fresh design nationwide, joining locations in Sherman, Texas, Reno, Nev., Lakewood, Co., Aurora, Co., and Yuma, Ariz.

In addition to the updated look, Red Lobster has updated its dinner and lunch menus to include expanded fresh fish options and new, chef-crafted entrees. The company has also added special touches like sea salt and peppercorn grinders on every table and recently introduced new silverware and plateware. 

As a complement to recent changes, Red Lobster has re-launched its web site ( ), which now includes such features as a chef’s blog, a virtual fresh fish cookbook and extensive information regarding seafood and health.

About Red Lobster

Diners have recognized Red Lobster as the nation’s best seafood restaurant for the 18th year in a row in a nationwide poll by Restaurants & Institutions magazine. Red Lobster has over 680 restaurants in North America and more than 63,000 employees.  The company served more than 145 million guests in fiscal 2006. For the Red Lobster nearest you, call 1-800-LOBSTER or visit



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