Red Lobster is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year and CEO Kim Lopdrup has announced huge plans for this last weekend of February: FREE SHRIMP! From February 29-31 each of the seafood restaurants will offer their customers unlimited free shrimp with no additional purchases.
Says Lopdrup, “Just pile the kids and neighbors into the SUV and come on down to your local Red Lobster! Fill up on Garlic Shrimp, Wood-Grilled Shrimp, Coconut Shrimp, Alfredo Shrimp, Turkey Tetrazzini Shrimp, Green Tea Shrimp, Shrimp Meatloaf and follow it with a Chocolate Shrimp Brownie Surprise. It’s all free because we appreciate you, our customers!”
The three-day shrimp extravaganza is unprecedented for the Golden Gate Capitol chain, but Lopdrup feels it’s the right thing to do. “We just want to give away free shrimp, but if someone wants free lobster, well, why not? Just ask.”
Understandably, customers are very excited about the promotion. Hoyle Greene, a 45-year old father of six from Cloverdale, Indiana plans to take advantage of the promotion even though the nearest Red Lobster for him is in Bloomington, Indiana and almost thirty miles away. “I’ll drive there for dinner every day. Sure, it might cost me some extra gas, but if I can feed my family of eight for free it’s totally worth it. I’ll just order us all waters and maybe get an order of Cheddar Bay biscuits for us to split. I figure the bill might be five bucks. And with the tip, six!”
Many servers who work for the chain are not looking forward to the weekend. Mickey Magnia, a 23-year old server at the Victoria, Texas location is actually dreading the promotion. “Ugh, all these cheap people coming out of the woodwork just to get their free food. And the people who come here are cheap already. I might call in sick all weekend since I know I won’t make any money. It’s gonna be a mad house.”
Still Lopdrup is excited about the event. “We just think it’s a great way to show our customers that we care. If it goes well, we might try it again in a few months but maybe give away liquor instead. We’ll see!”
If you want to know more about where you can take advantage of free shrimp at Red Lobster over the next three days, CLICK HERE.