Red Lobster announces the Bay Area locations it wants to shut down (2024)

By Jordan Valinsky | CNN

New York — Red Lobster wants to close several dozen more restaurants following its bankruptcy, and it has identified which ones are in danger of shutting down if the court approves its plan.

The chain, which brought affordable shrimp and lobster to middle-class America and grew to become the largest seafood restaurant chain in the world, filed for bankruptcy last month.

Red Lobster said that it had more than $1 billion in debt and less than $30 million in cash on hand. It plans to sell its business to its lenders, and in turn, it will receive financing to stay afloat. Part of its plan is to close some locations of its nearly 600 restaurants in the meantime.

A few weeks prior to its bankruptcy, it abruptly closed around 50 locations across the United States. The new list of locations in danger of closing was revealed in court filings last week, and all could be shuttered if they can’t renegotiate their leases.

The list below, which includes 4 Bay Area locations, contains some restaurants that have already closed in May.


– 2620 McFarland Blvd. E, Tuscaloosa


– 2500 S. Beulah Blvd., Flagstaff

– 7921 W. Bell Rd., Peoria

– 2810 North 75th Ave., Phoenix

– 5061 North Oracle Road, Tucson

– 1521 S. Yuma Palms Parkway, Yuma


– 3885 N Shiloh Drive, Fayetteville

– 7401 Rogers Ave., Fort Smith

– 4500 Central Avenue, Hot Springs

– 8407 W. Markham Street, Little Rock


– 6231 Sunrise Blvd, Citrus Heights

– 503 E. Calaveras Blvd., Milpitas

– 928 W. Huntington Ave., Monrovia

– 4095 Century Blvd, Pittsburg

– 1720 N Main Street, Salinas

– 195 E. Hospitality Lane, San Bernardino

– 2040 Aborn Road, San Jose

– 2283 W. March Lane, Stockton

– 1180 Admiral Callaghan Lane, Vallejo


– 4925 N Academy Blvd, Colorado Springs

– 3301 S. College Ave., Fort Collins

– 2885 23rd Ave, Greeley

– 3306 N Elizabeth Street, Pueblo


– 320 Universal Drive North, North Haven


– 309 Rocky Run Parkway, Talleyville


– 340 West SR 436, Altamonte Springs

– 2475 Highway 27 South, Clermont

– 26320 U.S. 19th North, Clearwater

– 2000 University Dr., Coral Springs

– 5950 N Federal Hwy, Fort Lauderdale

– 3801 Cleveland Ave, Fort Myers

– 326 Miracle Strip Pkwy S.W., Fort Walton Beach

– 5690 Irlo Bronson Memorial Hwy, Kissimmee

– 6638 Lake Worth Road, Lake Worth

– 3706 North Road 98, Lakeland

– 10010 US Highway 441, Leesburg

– 2355 W. New Haven Ave., Melbourne

– 215 E Merritt Island Causeway, Merritt Island

– 11550 SW 88th St., Miami

– 13300 Biscayne Blvd., North Miami

– 32 Blanding Blvd., Orange Park

– 617 N. Alafaya Trail, Orlando

– 9892 International Drive, Orlando

– 8003 Golden Sky Lane, Orlando

– 5110 N 9th Ave., Pensacola

– 8909 US Highway 19, Port Richey

– 2328 Commercial Way, Spring Hill

– 6151 34th Street North, St. Petersburg

– 11601 N. Dale Mabry, Tampa

– 3830 Wedgewood Lane, The Villages

– 2201 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd., West Palm Beach


– 2679 Adams Farm Dr., Columbus

– 6550 Tara Blvd, Jonesboro

– 700 Shorter Ave., Rome

– 2579 Cobb Parkway, Smyrna


– 1604 N. State Road, Route 50, Bourbonnais

– 1901 N. Prospect Ave., Champaign


– 1900 S. US 31 By-Pass, Kokomo

– 4353 Franklin Street, Michigan City

– 5400 National Road East, Richmond


– 1100 Buckeye Ave., Ames


– 9475 Metcalf Avenue, Overland Park

– 1915 S Wanamaker Road, Topeka


– 4639 Outer Loop, Louisville

– 5151 Hinkleville Road, Paducah


– 2314 N Salisbury Blvd, Salisbury


– 4109 Wilder Road, Bay City

– 3920 28th St., SE Kentwood

– 479 Telegraph Road, Waterford


– 1951 American Blvd. West, Bloomington

– 8900 Golden Valley Road, Golden Valley


– 895 Barnes Crossing Road, Tupelo


– 12235 Saint Charles Rock Rd, Bridgeton

– 3885 N Shiloh Drive, Fayetteville

– 4328 Noland Rd, Independence

– 3131 Range Line Rd., Joplin

New Jersey

– 3003 Route 130 South, Delran

– 4411 Black Horse Pike, Mays Landing

– 211 Route 17 S, Paramus

New York

– 2090 Bartow Ave., Bronx

– 801 Sunrise Highway, Copiague

– 295 E Fairmount Avenue, Lakewood

– 5 Times Square, Manhattan

– 750 Upper Glen Street, Queensbury

– 2220 Nesconset Highway, Stony Brook

North Carolina

– 1805 Walnut Street, Cary

– 304 A Western Blvd., Jacksonville


– 6500 Miller Lane, Dayton

– 2340 Tiffin Ave., Findlay

– 1422 Reynolds Road, Maumee

– 255 Graff Road, S.E., New Philadelphia

– 7607 Day Drive, Parma

– 17227 Southpark Center, Strongsville

– 4990 Monroe St., Toledo


– 935 Wayne Ave, Chambersburg

– 425 W. DeKalb Pike, King of Prussia

– 4766 McKnight Rd., Pittsburgh

South Carolina

– 1270 Knox Abbott Drive, Cayce

– 2080 Sam Rittenburg Blvd, Charleston


– 2131 Northgate Mall Dr, Chattanooga


– 3815 S. Lamar Blvd., Austin

– 109 W. Anderson Lane, Austin

– 5825 South Padre Island Drive, Corpus Christi

– 603 N. co*ckrell Hill Road, Duncanville

– 3056 Preston Road, Frisco

– 2760 S. Highway 6, Houston

– 5034 50th Street, Lubbock

– 7800 Bedford-euless Road, North Richland Hills

– 5815 N. Loop 1604 West, San Antonio

– 1381 S.W. Loop 410, San Antonio

– 17415 US 281 North, San Antonio

– 100 Ih 35 North, San Marcos

– 18446 Interstate 45 South, Shenandoah

– 3002 Saint Michael Drive, Texarkana

– 4401 Kemp Blvd., Wichita Falls


– 555 S. Van Dorn Street, Alexandria

– 4115 Chesapeake Square Blvd, Chesapeake

– 10325 Fairfax Blvd., Fairfax

– 3109 Spotsylvania Mall Drive, Fredericksburg

– 5400 National Road East, Richmond

– 8009 West Broad Street, Richmond

– 709 Independence Blvd., Virginia Beach

– 821 Lynnhaven Pkwy, Virginia Beach


– 4231 196th SW, Lynwood

– 3208 NW Randall Way, Silverdale

West Virginia

– 3705 Murdock Ave., Parkersburg

The-CNN-Wire™ & © 2024 Cable News Network, Inc., a Warner Bros. Discovery Company. All rights reserved.

Red Lobster announces the Bay Area locations it wants to shut down (2024)


Red Lobster announces the Bay Area locations it wants to shut down? ›

Following last month's closures in Rohnert Park and Fremont, the largest seafood chain in the U.S. intends to shutter dining rooms at the following locations in the Bay Area and surrounding region: 503 E. Calaveras Blvd. in Milpitas, 4095 Century Blvd. in Pittsburg, 1720 N.

Why is Red Lobster closing locations? ›

Red Lobster said that it had more than $1 billion in debt and less than $30 million in cash on hand. It plans to sell its business to its lenders, and in turn, it will receive financing to stay afloat. Part of its plan is to close some locations of its nearly 600 restaurants in the meantime.

Which red lobsters are closing in California? ›

Red Lobsters closed in California
  • Chico: 2010 Business Lane.
  • Fremont: 39401 Fremont Blvd.
  • Montclair: 9345 Monte Vista.
  • Redding: 1345 Dana Drive.
  • Rohnert Park: 6440 Redwood Drive.
  • Sacramento: 1400 Howe Avenue.
  • San Diego: 8330 Mira Mesa Blvd.
  • Torrance: 21233 Hawthorne Blvd.
May 22, 2024

Is Vallejo Red Lobster closing? ›

VALLEJO — The Red Lobster in Vallejo is among the nearly 130 sites the restaurant chain plans to close. The restaurant is located at 1180 Admiral Callaghan Lane. Its last day of operation was not disclosed. The company has listed 228 restaurant locations in which its leases are ending.

Did Red Lobster get bought out? ›

In 2014, Darden sold Red Lobster to Golden Gate Capital, a private equity firm, for $2.1 billion. To help fund the deal, Red Lobster spun off its real estate. The arrangement wound up hurting Red Lobster because it became stuck with leases it no longer could afford to pay as the business struggled.

Does Olive Garden still own Red Lobster? ›

Darden announced the completion of the sale of Red Lobster to Golden Gate Capital on July 28, 2014. Golden Gate sold 25% of Red Lobster to Thai Union in 2016 and then sold its remaining interest in Red Lobster to Thai Union in 2020, a news release states.

Why did Red Lobster suddenly close? ›

Why is Red Lobster closing? According to Bloomberg, Red Lobster has been finding it difficult to make money with its current leases and labor costs. It has also been reported by CNN the company suffered a $12.5 million operating loss in the fourth quarter of 2023 despite its popular endless shrimp promotion.

Why are big red lobsters so expensive? ›

The slow growth rate of these crustaceans doesn't help its dwindling population. Finally, some of the prices you pay for lobsters also covers the technology that comes with farming, harvesting and storing them. Lobster farming is a lot of work, requiring farmers to keep the population fed, healthy, and thriving.

Is the redding Red Lobster closing? ›

In the wake of reported financial struggles, Red Lobster has closed its Redding location after more than 30 years in business.

What chain does Red Lobster belong to? ›

Red Lobster later became part of Darden Restaurants, the owner of Olive Garden and other chains. In 2014, Darden sold off Red Lobster to Golden Gate Capital, a private equity firm, for $2.1 billion. Since 2020, seafood distributor Thai Union Group, based in Thailand, has been the largest Red Lobster shareholder.

Is Red Lobster closing in Fremont? ›

Dozens of Red Lobster locations across the country, including two in the Bay Area, are on the chopping block. At least 99 of the seafood restaurants will close, including the eateries in Rohnert Park and Fremont.

What state has the most Red Lobster restaurants? ›

There are 649 Red Lobster restaurants in the United States as of February 01, 2024. The state and territory with the most number of Red Lobster locations in the US is Florida, with 59 restaurants, which is about 9% of all Red Lobster restaurants in the US.

How many Red Lobster locations are there in the world? ›

What was once a single, family-owned restaurant in Lakeland, Florida, now has over 700 locations around the world.

Are Olive Garden and Red Lobster owned by the same parent company? ›

Darden SW LLC, a Florida limited liability company, the sole member of which is GMRI, Inc., doing business as Red Lobster and Olive Garden. Florida SE, Inc., a Florida corporation and direct wholly owned subsidiary of GMRI, Inc., doing business as Red Lobster, Olive Garden, Bahama Breeze and Seasons 52.

Why did Darden get rid of Red Lobster? ›

Darden sold Red Lobster to Golden Gate Capital in 2014 at a 9x EBITDA multiple, after facing growing operational challenges. “Darden stopped investing in Red Lobster. Things slowly deteriorated,” said Les Foreman, Director of Ops and VP at Red Lobster from 2002 to 2022.

Why is lobster not being sold? ›

The organization said in a report that catching the crustaceans poses a threat to North Atlantic right whales, a critically endangered species. The number of these aquatic behemoths has shrunk by 30 percent over the last decade, and today fewer than 340 of them are left.

Why is lobster being taken off the menu? ›

Some retailers are taking lobster off the menu after an assessment from an influential conservation group that the harvest of the seafood poses too much of a risk to rare whales and should be avoided.

How many Red Lobster locations are there? ›

Red Lobster
Company typeSubsidiary
FoundersBill Darden Charley Woodsby
HeadquartersOrlando, Florida, US
Number of locations649 (2024)
Area servedCanada United States (including Puerto Rico and Guam) China Ecuador India Japan Malaysia Mexico Philippines Thailand Turkey United Arab Emirates
12 more rows

How many Red Lobster are in California? ›

Top 10 States and Territories with the most Red Lobster restaurants
State / TerritoryNumber of restaurantsPopulation
California39 (6%)39.51M
Ohio38 (6%)11.69M
Pennsylvania33 (5%)12.80M
Georgia31 (5%)10.62M
6 more rows
May 15, 2024


Top Articles
Latest Posts
Article information

Author: Edwin Metz

Last Updated:

Views: 5261

Rating: 4.8 / 5 (58 voted)

Reviews: 81% of readers found this page helpful

Author information

Name: Edwin Metz

Birthday: 1997-04-16

Address: 51593 Leanne Light, Kuphalmouth, DE 50012-5183

Phone: +639107620957

Job: Corporate Banking Technician

Hobby: Reading, scrapbook, role-playing games, Fishing, Fishing, Scuba diving, Beekeeping

Introduction: My name is Edwin Metz, I am a fair, energetic, helpful, brave, outstanding, nice, helpful person who loves writing and wants to share my knowledge and understanding with you.