The Red Lobster franchise has announced that it is closing several stores across the U.S. this week.  

The beloved franchise is being hit just like Chili's and now 90 locations are being auctioned off to a restaurant supply liquidator, The Hill said. Due to the impacts of the pandemic, inflations, and just the overall change in the industry, Red Lobster is suffering.  

However, of the 27 states that have locations closing, Utah isn’t one of them! 

Unfortunately, our neighbors and close states like California, Colorado, Arizona and Idaho all have one or more locations closing.  

This chain has been around since 1968 and has over 700 locations across the world. It's a shame that many of its locations are closing. Even though Utah isn’t on the list of states where Red Lobster is closing (right now) that doesn’t mean it won’t be on the list in the future.  

We have five Red Lobster restaurants across the state including one in Southern Utah. All of them have at least four stars and fond memories at the locations. Having a seafood restaurant in an in-land state is always fun and brings a taste of the “coasts” to Utah.  

Basically, what I am saying is that you should go to your local Utah Red Lobster. There is no guarantee they will survive and at least you can have one last fond memory if they do close in Utah.  

Guess it's time for me to refamiliarize myself with those Cheddar Bay Biscuits and popcorn shrimp.  

These 7 Red Lobster Locations in Idaho, Washington and California Just Closed

The contents of these locations and 43 others are being auctioned off through TageX Brands.

Gallery Credit: Michelle Heart

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