In Red Lobster's Tale Of Ch. 11, Shrimp May Be A Red Herring

By Hilary Russ · May 21, 2024, 8:43 PM EDT

It was more than just all-you-can-eat shrimp specials that forced casual dining chain Red Lobster into bankruptcy on Sunday — higher costs, lower foot traffic and a failure to appeal to younger...

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The Red Lobster seafood restaurant chain filed for Chapter 11 protection in a Florida bankruptcy court with $294 million in debt and sale plans, saying its problems included its equity owner and shrimp supplier possibly pushing it into a disastrous all-you-can-eat shrimp offer.

Case Number



Brendan L. Shannon


U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Florida

Capital Structure

Total Liabilities:

$294 million in debt

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