WSJ Reports Red Lobster May File for Bankruptcy Before Memorial Day

Red Lobster on the Brink of Bankruptcy: How a Failed All-You-Can-Eat Promotion and Other Factors Contribute to Its Financial Struggles

Red Lobster, a well-known restaurant chain, is reportedly considering filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection as early as next week. The company has amassed hundreds of millions of dollars in debt and has recently closed 52 stores across the US due to financial struggles. Some sources have attributed these challenges to a failed all-you-can-eat shrimp promotion.

Red Lobster will be closing locations in several states, including California, Colorado, Florida, New York, and Texas. The company has faced numerous obstacles such as leasing costs, decreased foot traffic during COVID-19 lockdowns, and other factors that have contributed to its downfall. Thai Union Group, which took majority ownership of Red Lobster in 2020, has decided to withdraw its investments in the company.

Thai Union Chief Executive Thiraphong Chansiri announced during an earnings call that they would no longer be investing in Red Lobster. Several factors such as the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, industry challenges, higher interest rates, and increased costs have been cited as contributing to Red Lobster’s financial struggles. Both Red Lobster and Thai Union Group have yet to comment on the news of the potential bankruptcy filing.

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