This first image was taken in 2002 in Yuma, AZ. One must imagine that this Red Lobster serves only the freshest seafood products in this landlocked desert community.
Wikipedia states the following about Red Lobster (when consulted in 2008): "Red Lobster was founded in 1968 by entrepreneur Bill Darden. Originally billed as a "Harbor for Seafood Lovers", the original restaurant in Lakeland, Florida was followed by several others throughout the Southeast. General Mills acquired Red Lobster in 1970 as a five-unit restaurant company and rapidly expanded the company nationwide. In 1995, Red Lobster (along with Olive Garden and other sister chains) became part of Darden Restaurants, which was spun off from General Mills as an independent, publicly traded corporation. Today, there are over 600 Red Lobster locations throughout the United States and Canada, as well as a small number of locations in Japan. Red Lobster twice offered an endless snow crab leg promotion. However, in 2003 the promotion resulted in parent company Darden Restaurants taking a $3 million charge to third quarter earnings resulting in CEO Edna Morris' departure from the company. The ill-timed promotion was launched amid high wholesale crab legs prices. The chain also underestimated how many times guest would order more. Further complicating matters at the restaurant level was the amount of time guests spent tableside in the restaurant cracking crab legs which increased wait times in the lobby and overall diminished guest capacity per hour. In more recent years, the chain has usually offered an endless shrimp promotion once per year. There are currently 31 Red Lobsters in Canada, and in 44 of the 50 states in the United States."
This photo was sent in by SB in 2008 from a Red Lobster on Colonial Drive in Olrando, FL