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Red Lobster

Red Lobster Franchise For Sale

Be a part of a team that makes up the nation's largest casual dining seafood restaurant.

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Investment Range: $9,500 Franchise Units: 500+
Franchise Fees: $9,500 Financing Available: Yes
Liquid Capital: $9,500 Training & Support: Yes


Company founder Bill Darden opened his first restaurant, The Green Frog, at age 19. Thirty years later, Bill brought his passion for seafood to Lakeland, Fla., where he debuted the first Red Lobster in 1968. Bill’s vision was to create a place where America could go for seafood for generations and where employees could fulfill their aspirations. 

As it grew into a national brand, Red Lobster introduced guests to fresh dishes such as popcorn shrimp, calamari, snow crab and lobster – often for the first time. Over the years, the brand’s passion for fresh, delicious seafood has kept Red Lobster evolving. The restaurant introduced an award-winning Today’s Fresh Fish Menu, installed wood-fire grills in every restaurant in North America, trained staff to become seafood experts and most recently launched a new restaurant design, inspired by the New England coast.


Our Commitment

Our top priority is to always serve our guests the highest-quality seafood.

This commitment begins with quality control and safety standards that have been recognized as being the best in the restaurant industry. Our Quality Assurance Team – a dedicated team of experts – work alongside our seafood procurement team and with the world’s best fresh fish distributors. The team performs multiple seafood safety checks before and after our seafood arrives at any one of our nearly 700 Red Lobster restaurant to ensure you get top-quality seafood every time you dine with us.

Further, we partner with both government and independent food safety organizations like the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) and the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) to ensure the safety of the seafood we serve.


The Opportunity

You'll be part of the team binding every location together and enabling our phenomenal success. Perhaps it's the endless opportunities for advancement attracting such inspiring leaders. Or the fact that Red Lobster invests so heavily in training and development. Or possibly just the pleasure of standing behind the freshest, most delicious seafood on earth. All in all, it's working — and our managers are sticking around.

Red Lobster is proud to be a leader in recognizing the value that diversity offers throughout the restaurant industry. 



Investment & Financial Info

Financial Information
Name Value
Liquid Capital: $9,500
Franchise Fee: $9,500
Franchise Units: 500+
Financing Available: Yes
Training & Support: Yes

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