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  • Beyoncé is putting Red Lobster back on the map (via lewdness)

    02/16/2016 4:22:39 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 42 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 02/16/2016 | Hayley Peterson
    Red Lobster's turnaround just got a major boost from Beyonce. [...] Red Lobster's sales soared 33% on February 7, one day after Beyonce released a new song that included a reference to the seafood chain. "We had no idea Beyonce was going to give us that amazing shoutout," Red Lobster CEO Kim Lopdrup told Business Insider in a phone interview. "We were completely surprised and delighted. It has been an incredible weekend following the release of Beyonce's new song." In the song, called Formation, Beyonce refers to Red Lobster as a reward for sex. ...
  • Video shows Mother's Day fight at Georgia Red Lobster, station reports

    05/11/2015 11:56:45 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 77 replies
    A Mother's Day outing at a Georgia Red Lobster Restaurant turned violent when a family was attacked by another group of men entering the eatery, resulting in three people being hospitalized, according to wlox.com. The Columbus Police Department reported that as one family left the restaurant Sunday (May 10) at about 3 p.m., one man who was holding a 14-month-old child was jumped by members of the arriving group.
  • How Kelsey Grammer's Personal Tragedy Argues For The Death Penalty

    04/20/2015 1:46:14 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 88 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 20, 2015 | John Nantz
    Countless souls have made the spectral walk to the gallows, have heard the dusty rasp of death’s mournful eulogy whispered odiously from his pale throat, “dead man walking.” The condemned have been hung by the neck until dead, shot, poisoned, decapitated, stoned, or clapped in an iron skull cap while 10 thousand volts of electricity boil the life from flesh and bone. But, this is justice, when delivered by legitimate authority. This is the only atonement that can be made to expunge a crime so black and abhorrent that its presence distorts and tortures nature and its order. Capital punishment...
  • Man accused of writing 'N*****' on receipt given to black Red Lobster waitress sues ...

    05/26/2014 12:22:57 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 43 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5/23/14
    ...restaurant and waitress after handwriting experts finds he DIDN'T write the racial slur Red Lobster waitress Christina Jenkins posted a picture of a check she received last month with 'none n*****' written on the tip line Devin Barnes, the 21-year-old customer she was serving, says he didn't write the racial slur He even hired a forensics expert to evaluate his handwriting who found no connection to the handwriting on the check Mr Barnes has now filed a $1 million lawsuit against both Jenkins and Red Lobster By DAILY MAIL REPORTER PUBLISHED: 19:23 EST, 23 May 2014 | UPDATED: 05:29 EST,...
  • Man accused of writing 'N*****' on receipt given to black Red Lobster waitress sues ...

    05/24/2014 5:22:46 AM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 80 replies
    The Daily Mail Online ^ | May 23, 2014 | Daily Mail Reporter
    A Tennessee man who was accused of using a racial slur on a receipt at a Red Lobster restaurant last year is suing the restaurant chain and the waitress who cashed in on the incident after she posted a copy of the receipt on the Internet. Devin Barnes, 21, claims he never wrote the racial slur on the receipt, and that the negative attention he received as a result of the way Toni Christina Jenkins - the waitress who claims to have received the slur - publicized the incident is slanderous. In Barnes' suit, filed in Williamson County Circuit Court,...
  • Darden announces sale of Red Lobster for $2.1B

    05/16/2014 8:45:25 AM PDT · by kingattax · 58 replies
    Yahoo/AP ^ | 5-16-14 | Candice Choi
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Darden Restaurants says it will sell its Red Lobster chain to investment firm Golden Gate Capital in a $2.1 billion cash deal. The company, which also owns Olive Garden, had announced late last year that it planned to either spin off or sell Red Lobster to improve its financial performance. Both Olive Garden and Red Lobster have been losing customers in recent years. The company has tried various menu changes and marketing campaigns in hopes of winning back business. Part of the problem is the growing popularity of chains like Chipotle, where customers feel they can...
  • The Racist Red Lobster Receipt Was Apparently Faked

    11/10/2013 10:21:24 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 75 replies
    Cracked ^ | November 8, 2013 | David Christopher Bell
    <p>A recent storm of completely understandable Internet rage came when a Red Lobster waitress posted a customer's $44 receipt featuring the N-word in lieu of a tip. But wait, there's a happy ending to this story: The waitress in question was given an online fundraiser that resulted in over ten grand in donations. Faith in humanity: restored!</p>
  • Racist Red Lobster receipt may be hoax, analysts say ("Victim" wrote it?)

    10/30/2013 1:58:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | October 30, 2013 | Chuck Ross
    The racial slur a Red Lobster waitress claimed to receive on a receipt in lieu of tip may have been a hoax, according to two separate handwriting analyses. One handwriting analyst concluded that whoever wrote none on the tip line was not the same person who wrote the racial epithet. The second analyst believes the racist comment could have been written by the waitress herself. Toni Christina Jenkins, a server at a Red Lobster in Franklin, Tennessee, posted a picture on her Facebook page of a receipt with the word none written in the area usually reserved for a tip....
  • Man accused of writing 'none n*****' in tip line of his check from black waitress denies it...

    10/19/2013 10:08:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | October 19, 2013 | Ashley Collman
    The Red Lobster customer accused of writing 'none n*****' on the tip line of his check is so confident he didn't make the slur that he hired a forensics expert to evaluate his handwriting. The forensics expert evaluated both 20-year-old Devin Barnes' handwriting and that of his wife and concluded: 'There is evidence to indicate that Devin Barnes did not write the total entry. No significant handwriting characteristic similarities were noted.' Now Mr Barnes and his wife plan on taking legal action against the chain, after receiving numerous death threats when the photo went viral. 'A lot of people on...
  • Man accused of writing 'none n*****' on his check from a black waitress denies writing it ...

    10/19/2013 3:42:18 PM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 59 replies
    The Daily Mail Online ^ | October 19, 2013 | Ashley Collman
    The Red Lobster customer accused of writing 'none n*****' on the tip line of his check is so confident he didn't make the slur that he hired a forensics expert to evaluate his handwriting. The forensics expert evaluated both 20-year-old Devin Barnes' handwriting and that of his wife and concluded: 'There is evidence to indicate that Devin Barnes did not write the total entry. No significant handwriting characteristic similarities were noted.' Now Mr Barnes and his wife plan on taking legal action against the chain, after receiving numerous death threats when the photo went viral. 'They were extremely rude, but...
  • Olive Garden Owner Darden Restaurants Warns on 3rd Quarter (Red Lobster, Longhorn Steakhouse)

    02/23/2013 2:05:43 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 68 replies
    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Darden Restaurants (DRI), struggling to draw more customers into its Olive Garden and Red Lobster restaurants, said Friday that its third-quarter profit could fall below Wall Street's expectations and cut its outlook for the year. The Orlando, Fla.-based chain has tried to revamp menus and marketing for its flagship chains. But revenue at Olive Garden, Red Lobster and LongHorn Steakhouse locations open at least one year is expected to fall 4.5 percent in the quarter ending Feb. 24, indicating those efforts have yet to pay off...
  • Prepping for Obamacare, Chain Cuts Workers' Hours (Red Lobster, Olive Garden)

    10/10/2012 2:41:21 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 18 replies
    AP, via CNBC ^ | October 9, 2012 | AP, via CNBC
    The owner of Olive Garden and Red Lobster restaurants is putting more workers on part-time status in a test aimed at limiting the impact of looming health coverage requirements. Darden Restaurants declined to give details but said the test is only in restaurants in four markets across the country. The test entails increasing the number of workers on part-time status, meaning they work less than 30 hours a week. Under the new health care act, companies will be required to provide health care to full-time employees by 2014. That would significantly boost labor costs for businesses.
  • Darden tests limiting worker hours as health-care changes loom (destruction of middle class)

    10/09/2012 7:26:07 AM PDT · by Snuph · 10 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | October 7, 2012 | Sandra Pedicini
    Analysts say many other companies, including the White Castle hamburger chain, are considering employing fewer full-timers because of key features of the Affordable Care Act scheduled to go into effect in 2014. Under that law, large companies must provide affordable health insurance to employees working an average of at least 30 hours per week. If they do not, the companies can face fines of up to $3,000 for each employee who then turns to an exchange an online marketplace for insurance.
  • The Obama 30 Hour Work Week (vanity)

    10/09/2012 5:59:34 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 17 replies
    A consequence of Obamacare. Darden Restaurants (Olive Garden, Red Lobster) is cutting all of its workers to 30 hours to avoid having them fall under Obamacare requirements. 185,000 people with less hours. But think of all the new part time jobs Obama is creating! Many other companies will do the same.
  • Darden tests limiting worker hours as health-care changes loom (Red Lobster/Olive Garden/LongHorn)

    10/08/2012 10:58:57 AM PDT · by Sam's Army · 54 replies
    The Orlando Sentinel ^ | October 7, 2012 | Sandra Pedicini
    In an experiment apparently aimed at keeping down the cost of health-care reform, Orlando-based Darden Restaurants has stopped offering full-time schedules to many hourly workers in at least a few Olive Gardens, Red Lobsters and LongHorn Steakhouses. Darden said the test is taking place in "a select number" of restaurants in four markets, including Central Florida, but would not give details. The company said there has been no decision made about expanding it. In an emailed statement, Darden said staffing changes are "just one of the many things we are evaluating to help us address the cost implications health care...
  • Server injured after being assaulted by woman at Fairview Heights Red Lobster

    08/18/2012 9:16:08 AM PDT · by null and void · 81 replies
    KMOV.com ^ | Posted on August 17, 2012 at 3:07 PM | KMOV.com staff
    FAIRVIEW HEIGHTS, Ill. (KMOV) Paramedics treated a server at a Red Lobster in Fairview Heights on Friday after a customer threw a water glass at her head. It happened at the Red Lobster in the 110 block of Ludwig Drive around 2 p.m. A witness said she saw three female customers get mad because the server was filling up their glasses with water too often. According to the witness, as the server walked away one of them picked up a water glass and threw it, hitting the victim in the back of the head. The witness said as...
  • Former Obama donor declares regulations are killing jobs

    12/08/2011 9:23:55 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 14 replies
    Hot Air ^ | December 8,2011 | Jazz Shaw
    Earlier this year, former Obama donor and CEO of Darden Restaurants, Clarence Otis Jr.met with the president to talk about putting Americans back to work. (Its the parent company of Olive Garden, Red Lobster and LongHorn Steakhouse, so they have created a job or two in their time.) One has to wonder how well he thought that meeting went, given the recent editorial he penned for CNN Businesses adding jobs is a headline every elected official loves to read. Sadly, its one thats getting harder and harder to find because of a policy and regulatory landscape that makes it increasingly...
  • Team Obama Spotlight: The Chief of the Food Police, Michelle Obama (Video)

    09/19/2011 6:40:12 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 5 replies
    NetRight Daily ^ | September 19, 2011 | Frank McCaffrey
    The Presidents wife is telling us how to eat. This is a scary thought. ALGs Rebecca DiFede has decided that we simply must put the Team Obama Spotlight on Michelle Obama.
  • Restaurant chain partnering with White House anti-obesity campaign received ObamaCare Waiver

    09/16/2011 6:29:48 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 41 replies
    New Hampshire Watchdog ^ | 9/15/11 | Grant Bosse
    Today, a top national restaurant chain partnered with First Lady Michelle Obamas Lets Move childhood anti-obesity campaign. Last year, that same company received a waiver exempting it from some of the most stringent mandates of ObamaCare. Michelle Obama visited an Olive Garden restaurant in Hyattsville, Maryland today as Darden Restaurants announced that it would reduce the amount of calories and sodium in its menu by 20% over the next decade. Darden Restaurants, which owns Olive Garden, Red Lobster, Longhorn Steakhouse, Capital Grille, Bahama Breeze, and Seasons 52, received a waiver from Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on October...
  • Olive Garden, Red Lobster to slash fat and salt; Michelle Obama declares healthy 'breakthrough'

    09/16/2011 4:59:52 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 104 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 9/16/11 | LINDSAY GOLDWERT
    The First Lady has scored another victory in the battle of the bulge. The CEO of Darden Restaurants, which owns eatery chains Olive Garden and Red Lobster as well as LongHorn Steakhouse and Capital Grille, said on Thursday the company will work to reduce fat and sodium by 10% over the course of the next five years and 20% over the next decade.
  • Scrooges, Grinches and Nice organizations - CWA List of Christmas friendly retailers

    12/10/2005 7:00:21 AM PST · by NYer · 51 replies · 1,568+ views
    Catholic News Agency ^ | December 9, 2005
    Washington DC, Dec. 09, 2005 (CNA) - Intervening in the heated debate about the mention of Christmas on the public square, Concerned Women for America (CWA) presented a first Christmas list showing which businesses are honouring the Reason for the Season (the birth of Jesus), which ones are not, and which have mixed records. It first lists the corporation Nice or friendly to the Original Christmas tradition. This year Macy's joins the NICE list because it has returned the explicit mention of Christmas and Merry Christmas to its stores and its ads. L.L. Bean, on the other hand, just barely...
  • Aquarium Shouldn't Serve Fish, PETA Says (Nutjobs Compare Eating Fish to "Eating Poodle Burgers")

    06/28/2005 4:23:57 PM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 64 replies · 1,015+ views
    LA Times ^ | 6/28/2005 | Amanda Covarrubias
    An animal rights group wants the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach to gut its cafeteria menu of fish and seafood, arguing that "serving fish at an aquarium is like serving poodle burgers at a dog show." Like Lilo in the animated "Lilo and Stitch," who refused to make a tuna sandwich for her friend, Pudge, a fish, because it would be "an abomination," the head of the Fish Empathy Project for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals said serving fish at an aquarium just isn't right. "An institution with a mission that includes teaching people to respect...
  • Red Lobster to Cut Back on All-You-Can-Eat Promotions

    03/18/2004 12:51:18 PM PST · by Indy Pendance · 48 replies · 844+ views
    AP ^ | 3-18-04
    DES MOINES, Iowa (Dow Jones/AP) - Darden Restaurants Inc. (DRI) said Thursday its Red Lobster chain will cut back on all-you-can-eat promotions, which "spiked traffic but hurt margins." Chairman and Chief Executive Joe R. Lee also said that while Darden expects "some immediate benefits" from lower overhead at its languishing casual-dining seafood operation, turning the seafood operation around "will take time." As for a new president for Red Lobster, Lee told investors and analysts on a conference call Thursday that "we plan to make a decision within the next few months ... . We have a short list now," of...
  • Head of Red Lobster Replaced After All-You-Can-Eat Failure

    09/24/2003 8:19:05 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 147 replies · 4,898+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 9/24/03 | Richard Gibson
    DES MOINES, Iowa (Dow Jones/AP) - Darden Restaurants Inc. Wednesday said it had replaced the head of Red Lobster, its biggest chain, after an all-you-can-eat crab promotion went awry. Darden President and Chief Operating Officer Dick Rivera will succeed Edna Morris as president of Red Lobster. Morris, who had been in that job just 18 months, left to pursue other interests, the company said. Darden executives said Red Lobster management had badly miscalculated how many times customers would refill their plates after paying $20 for an "endless" crab entree. Meanwhile, crab prices were going up, sending the profit margin crashing....