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Head of Red Lobster Replaced After All-You-Can-Eat Failure
Associated Press ^ | 9/24/03 | Richard Gibson

Posted on 09/24/2003 8:19:05 PM PDT by jimbo123

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To: jimbo123
I ate there once and will not return!
101 posted on 09/25/2003 2:08:37 PM PDT by gathersnomoss
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To: rftc
I think that's pretty much the consensus opinion of everybody who has ever had the misfortune of eating there.
102 posted on 09/25/2003 2:19:45 PM PDT by metesky (("Brethren, leave us go amongst them." Rev. Capt. Samuel Johnston Clayton - Ward Bond- The Searchers)
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To: AmishDude
All I ask is that they better de-vein the shrimp. They don't do that in many of the chinese buffets. Also, one has to wonder about the quality of mass quantities of food.
103 posted on 09/25/2003 3:23:19 PM PDT by cyborg (member in good standing of the Tinfoil Hat Society)
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To: jimbo123
Talk about not knowing your customer base. Reb Lobster goers are not there because they prefer quality over quantity. They're there to stuff their gullets with rubbery "seafood."
104 posted on 09/25/2003 4:21:12 PM PDT by MattAMiller
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To: KneelBeforeZod
LOL!

The Simpsons - always the best.

105 posted on 09/25/2003 5:16:39 PM PDT by dagnabbit (No Amnesty-Merger with Mexico)
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To: Old Professer
"Sounds more like a way-station for indentured immigrant workers than a legitimate restaurant."

We've wondered that. They speak NO English, no even a rudimentary amount. I asked one waitress if an item was new...she just stared at me, I simplified it "Is this new?" she still just stared at me and shook her head.

We crack jokes that the Triads must be moving in a new batch of illegals on another container vessel, but it may be actually what's going on!

Ed
106 posted on 09/26/2003 12:04:46 AM PDT by Sir_Ed
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To: dennisw; dighton
The Chinese buffets seem to make it work.

Not for some people they don't.

http://www.johnpinette.com/clips/chinesebuffet.wma

107 posted on 09/26/2003 6:57:22 AM PDT by Stultis
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To: dennisw
Dunno. The Chinese buffets seem to make it work. Some have snow crab legs and you can eat as many as you want.

Super King Buffet and Emerald Coast restaurants. YUMMIE!!!

108 posted on 09/26/2003 9:37:28 AM PDT by PJ-Comix (A Stitch In Time Won't Save You A Dime But At Least It Makes This Dopey Saying Rhyme.)
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To: dennisw
Ocean City, Maryland! That's where we lived when I was born. My dad used to dig up clams at the beach and mix them into my milk and baby food. Probably not a smart thing to do from a health perspective but I believe it did give me a lifelong hungering for seafood---especially clams and oysters.
109 posted on 09/26/2003 9:40:49 AM PDT by PJ-Comix (A Stitch In Time Won't Save You A Dime But At Least It Makes This Dopey Saying Rhyme.)
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To: Hunble
Crab is too difficult to eat (you have to work for it) and most people are not willing to spend their asking price.

You need special scissors to open up the crab shells, especially their legs. Some restaurants provide such scissors and with others you just have to bring your own.

110 posted on 09/26/2003 9:45:12 AM PDT by PJ-Comix (A Stitch In Time Won't Save You A Dime But At Least It Makes This Dopey Saying Rhyme.)
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To: Held_to_Ransom
On the other hand, one of my favorite places to go out in the Amish country is an 'all you can eat' smorgasbord where lunch is under 8 dollars, and dinner about 12.

That sounds like an "Amish" smorg I know in Shipshewana, IN. I put "Amish" in quotes since even though it is billed as an Amish restaurant, why was my "Amish" waitress wearing a cellphone?

111 posted on 09/26/2003 9:48:11 AM PDT by PJ-Comix (A Stitch In Time Won't Save You A Dime But At Least It Makes This Dopey Saying Rhyme.)
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To: dennisw
Cool, thanks.
112 posted on 09/26/2003 9:50:34 AM PDT by FourtySeven
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To: dennisw
That Ocean City, MD buffet menu is impressive UNTIL you see the Emerald Coast Buffet menu that we have right here in Broward County. Take a look:

The following is only a guideline of what is normally served. Management reserves the right to change any of the items offered without notice.

Gourmet Center

Mon - Fri Lunch Weekend Brunch Mon - Thurs Dinner Fri - Sun Dinner
Sushi Bar California Roll
Florida Roll
Cucumber Roll
Vegetable Roll
Grilled Salmon Roll
California Roll
Florida Roll
Cucumber Roll
Vegetable Roll
Grilled Salmon Roll
California Roll
Florida Roll
Vegetable Roll
Seasonal Seafood Rolls:
     Tuna, Eel, Grilled 
     Salmon, JB, Dynamite
California Roll
Florida Roll
Vegetable Roll
Rice Pockets
Seasonal Seafood Rolls:
     Tuna, Eel, Grilled 
     Salmon, Spider, JB, etc
Sashimi: Salmon, Tuna, 
     Snapper, Octopus
Grill Chicken Teriyaki
Smoked Sausage
Garlic Bread
Chicken Teriyaki
Salmon Steaks
Smoked Sausage
Chicken Teriyaki
Salmon Steaks
Smoked Sausage
Steak Teriyaki
Chicken Teriyaki
Salmon Steaks
Grilled Mahi Mahi
Carving Station CLOSED CLOSED Hand Carved Prime Rib Hand Carved Prime Rib
Hot Entrees Orange Chicken
Shrimp & Lobster Sauce
Barbecue Ribs
Almond Chicken w/ Veg.
Black Pepper Steak
Shrimp Tempura
Imitation Scallop Tempura
Szechuan Chicken
BBQ Pork & Broccoli
Tofu w/ Mixed Vegetables
Sesame Chicken
Meatballs w/ Black Bean
     Sauce
Szechuan Tofu
Kung Pao Chicken
Szechuan Eggplant
Egg Rolls
Ja-Doo Chicken Wings
Sauteed Mushrooms
Shanghai Noodles
Salt & Pepper Snapper
Orange Chicken
Shrimp & Lobster Sauce
Barbecue Ribs
Ja-Doo Chicken Wings
Bacon
Honey Garlic Spare Ribs
Sesame Chicken
Black Pepper Steak
Sauteed Mushrooms
Mussels w/ Black Bean
     Sauce
Szechuan Chicken
Meatball w/ Green Pepper
Imitation Scallop Tempura
Kung Pao Chicken
Shanghai Noodles
Tofu w/ Mixed Vegetables
BBQ Pork & Broccoli
Egg Rolls
Almond Chicken w/ Veg.
Salt & Pepper Snapper
Snow Crab Legs in Garlic
     Butter
Shrimp & Lobster Sauce
Barbecue Ribs
Ja-Doo Chicken Wings
Szechuan Chicken
Honey Garlic Spare Ribs
Sesame Chicken
Egg Roll
Spring Roll
Black Pepper Steak
Szechuan Eggplant
Messels w/ Black Bean
     Sauce
Pot Stickers
Meatball w/ Green Pepper
Shanghai Noodles
Duck Breast w/ Sweet
     Potato
Tofu w/ Mixed Vegetables
Imitation Scallop Tempura
Orange Chicken
Peking Pork Chops
Snow Crab Legs in Garlic
     Butter
Shrimp & Lobster Sauce
Breaded Jumbo Shrimp
Barbecue Ribs
BBQ Pork & Broccoli
Seafood Delight
Sesame Chicken
Peking Pork Chops
Honey Garlic Spare Ribs
Szechuan Eggplant
Orange Chicken
Black Pepper Steak
Duck Breast w/ Sweet
     Potato
Mussels w/ Black Bean
     Sauce
Pot Stickers
Stuffed Crab Claws
Egg Rolls
Ja-Doo Chicken Wings
Spring Rolls
Shanghai Noodles
Salt & Pepper Snapper
Soups Hot & Sour Soup
Won Ton Soup
Egg Drop Soup
Hot & Sour Soup
Won Ton Soup
Egg Drop Soup
Seafood Chowder
Japanese Miso Soup
Sweet Corn and Chicken
     Soup
Hot & Sour Soup
Won Ton Soup
Egg Drop Soup
Seafood Chowder
Japanese Miso Soup
Sweet Corn and Chicken
     Soup
Hot & Sour Soup
Won Ton Soup
Egg Drop Soup
Desserts Black Forest Cake
Home Made Almond 
     Cookies
Napolean
Cheese Cake
Honey Twist
Fresh Cut Fruit
Fresh Cut Fruit Salad
Jello
Flan
Chocolate Cake
Almond Jello & Mandarin
     Orange
Coconut Cake
Chocolate Strawberries or
     Bananas
Black Forest Cake
Home Made Almond 
     Cookies
Coconut Tarts
Cheese Cake
Honey Twist
Key Lime Pie
Fresh Cut Fruit
Fresh Cut Fruit Salad
Jello
Strawberry Short Cake
Flan
Coconut Cake
Chocolate Strawberries or
     Bananas
Fresh Fruit Tarts
Napolean
Black Forest Cake
Home Made Almond 
     Cookies
Coconut Tarts
Cheese Cake
Honey Twist
Key Lime Pie
Strawberry Short Cake
Fresh Cut Fruit Salad
Flan
Fresh Cut Fruits
Chocolate Strawberries or
     Bananas
Fresh Fruit Tarts
Mochachino Cake
Marble Cheesecake
Home Made Almond 
     Cookies
Coconut Tarts
Cheese Cake
Honey Twist
Tiramisu Cake
Strawberry Short Cake
Fresh Cut Fruit Salad
Flan
Fresh Cut Fruit
Ice Cream
Make your own Sundae
Vanilla
Amaretto Almond (Sugar
     Free)
Chocolate
Strawberry Cheesecake
Orange Sherbert
Pistachio
Pralines
Strawberry Cheesecake
Rum & Raisin
Vanilla
Amaretto Almond (Sugar
     Free)
Chocolate
Strawberry Cheesecake
Orange Sherbert
Pistachio
Pralines
Strawberry Cheesecake
Rum & Raisin
Vanilla
Amaretto Almond (Sugar
     Free)
Chocolate
Strawberry Cheesecake
Orange Sherbert
Pistachio
Pralines
Strawberry Cheesecake
Rum & Raisin
Vanilla
Amaretto Almond (Sugar
     Free)
Chocolate
Strawberry Cheesecake
Orange Sherbert
Pistachio
Pralines
Strawberry Cheesecake
Rum & Raisin
Salads Crab Meat Salad
Italian Tortellini Salad
Rotini Salad
Macaroni Salad
Make you own Caesar
     Salad
Assorted Salad Builders
Peel n' Eat Shrimp
Kiwi Musells
Crab Meat Salad
Shrimp salad
Seafood Salad
Italian Tortellini Salad
Hawaiian Delight Salad
Make your own Caesar
     Salad
Assorted Salad Builders 
Stone Crab
Kiwi Musell
Peel n' Eat Shrimp
Raw Oyster on Half Shell
Crab Meat Salad
Shrimp Salad
Italian Tortellini Salad
Make your own Caesar
     Salad
Assorted Salad Builders
Snow Crab Legs
Stone Crab
Kiwi Musells
Peel n' Eat Shrimp
Crab Meat Salad
Shrimp Salad
Italian Tortellini Salad
Make your own Caesar
     Salad
Assorted Salad Builders

113 posted on 09/26/2003 9:57:39 AM PDT by PJ-Comix (A Stitch In Time Won't Save You A Dime But At Least It Makes This Dopey Saying Rhyme.)
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To: Kieri
I love snow crab AND king, but my favorite has to be Dungeness. I had some at Friendly's Family Restaurant (not the chain) in southern Florida and it was the BEST crab I'd ever had.

I guess you never had Golden Crab. It is a recent discovery since they are found off the coast of Florida several thousand feet below the surface. I had some Golden Crab at the Marathon Seafood Festival and literally swooned from the incredible taste. You can get it here in Ft. Lauderdale at Captain Mikes. Golden Crab---The BEST crab ever!!!

114 posted on 09/26/2003 10:13:26 AM PDT by PJ-Comix (A Stitch In Time Won't Save You A Dime But At Least It Makes This Dopey Saying Rhyme.)
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To: Ichneumon
I ate 10 lobster tails at a buffet once.

Super King Buffet here in Broward County serves up baby lobster tails and I can eat 20 of them without breaking a sweat.

115 posted on 09/26/2003 10:15:22 AM PDT by PJ-Comix (A Stitch In Time Won't Save You A Dime But At Least It Makes This Dopey Saying Rhyme.)
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To: Ichneumon
Yeah, but they have 99 other kinds of food for you to fill up on also. Not many customers will fill up on nothing but crab.

No. I also gorge on oysters, clams, sushi, lobster tails, etc....Thanx to Emerald Coast Buffet.

116 posted on 09/26/2003 10:18:03 AM PDT by PJ-Comix (A Stitch In Time Won't Save You A Dime But At Least It Makes This Dopey Saying Rhyme.)
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To: jimbo123
This story is total BS. I smell something more than FISHY in this story. My guess is that they dumped this Affirmitive Action glass cealing breaking, bimbo, because she was a flop in more than her Crab-fest.
""Higher-than-expected crab expense, along with other issues at Red Lobster,..""
Their are dozens of layers between the top dog COO, and a marketing promotion, and my guess is that she surrounded herself with a bunch of assorted asskissing freaks..none of which were worth their seasoned salt. Look for a "mass resignation fest" in the top tier of this once proud chain.
"People want to see the food and maybe we spent too much time talking about the love," he said.....DUH fest.. *<]:\
117 posted on 09/26/2003 10:21:26 AM PDT by carlo3b (http://www.CookingWithCarlo.com)
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To: carlo3b
This story is total BS

Agreed. My wife and I long ago stopped going to Red Lobster because the seafood was poor in quality. All you can eat programs have to be researched to set the correct price. If they did not do that, then there is a better reason to replace management. But I agree there are lots of unspoken reasons too.

BTW, I have seen "bottomless" beer pitchers, or plates of shrimp reach the point where we were asked to leave. (The establishment can trump up a reason.) Especially at lunches where the assumption is that patrons will go back to work before eating the establishment out of house and home. Usually they simply limit the service until you leave in disgust.

118 posted on 09/26/2003 10:45:07 AM PDT by KC_for_Freedom (Sailing the highways of America, and loving it.)
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To: jimbo123
after an all-you-can-eat crab promotion went awry....

I'm sorry


119 posted on 09/26/2003 11:26:27 AM PDT by PigRigger (Send donations to http://www.AdoptAPlatoon.org)
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To: blam
We have a Chinese buffet near our house that has all-you-can-eat every night, including snow crab legs. When they first opened, they kept it constantly refilled. Now, they re-fill the crab legs only so often. They have also added other types of cuisine, like Italian and Mexican. This offers more variety and is more filling. These folks have been in business now for a long time.
120 posted on 09/26/2003 11:34:06 AM PDT by twigs
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