Red Lobster is an easy sell. Rich, cheesy Cheddar Bay Biscuits, endless shrimp, decadent lobsters and gracious family-portion seafood feasts. It's a seafood paradise; there's a reason Bey treats her man to -- of all places -- Red Lobster.
To honor its 50th anniversary as the go-to seafood spot, Red Lobster is giving away limited-edition gold cards to 50 lucky patrons, good for a year's worth of free meals. The card is worth a whopping $2,000. Wondering how much mileage you can get out of that gold card? To put it into perspective, $2,000 at Red Lobster gets you the following:
90 Full Atlantic Salmons, 56 Steamed Live Maine Lobsters, 222 Crunchy Popcorn Shrimp, and, if timed right, unlimited Cheddar Bay Biscuits (the Lobster's lunch special includes endless biscuits from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.). The possibilities are endless.
Participants can enter into the Golden Card Sweepstakes anytime between Jan. 18 through Feb. 9. The rules are simple: Post a photo of a Red Lobster memory to Instagram, Twitter or Facebook using the hashtag #RLGoldenSweepstakes.
Winners of the Golden Sweepstakes will get to choose from the restaurant's revamped menu, which launched early December 2017. The menu is divided into two sections: Tasting Plates and Globally-Inspired entrees. Tasting Plates feature dishes like Petite Red lobster Roll, Dragon Broccoli and Yucatan Shrimp in small portions. You'll find dishes like Shrimp, Pub-Style Fish and Chips, Southwest-Style Tacos and Yucatan Tilapia and Shrimp in the Globally-Inspired section.
Red Lobster has been making big changes in 2017, including stepping into delivery service.
Back in October 2017, Red Lobster began testing NYC delivery via a new partnership with GrubHub. The restaurant's decision to make changes to its menu offerings and add delivery services are efforts to meet the growing competition in the food industry. Red Lobster's CEO Kim Lopdrup told the Chicago Sun Times that the restaurant is currently testing GrubHub in four restaurants, as well as DoorDash and OrderUp in a select few additional restaurants.
So while you're touting a shiny gold card, you can consider what a $2,000 delivery order would look like. Just make sure to leave a generous tip.