Red Lobster Announces New Surprises for Shrimp Lovers

Tracy Stengel
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This summer, Red Lobster thrilled shrimp lovers with the announcement that Ultimate Endless Shrimp was no longer a promotion but available all day, every day. Plus, they promised more surprises were coming.

“And this is just the beginning — we’ll be ‘dropping’ more Ultimate Endless Shrimp excitement later this year,” Patty Trevino, Chief Marketing Officer at Red Lobster, said in a statement.

Recently, they 'dropped' more great news!

Now they’re spicing things up with a new flavor option — Crispy Dragon Shrimp. The shrimp is fried to golden perfection and tossed in a sweet, mildly spicy chili sauce.

But that’s not the only news! Red Lobster wants their guests to shrimp like nobody’s watching! Get ready to come out of your shell!

Are you feeling lucky? From now until October 29, 2023, Red Lobster is giving shrimp lovers a chance to play Scratch & Sea, a new instant win game. Players can win free Ultimate Endless Shrimp for a year, valuable gift cards, and more.

Here’s a look at all the prizes:

Grand Prize - 10 winners will reel in Ultimate Endless Shrimp for a year by getting a $100 e-gift card each month for 12 months.

1st Place - 50 winners will snag a $50 Red Lobster e-gift card.

2nd Place - 100 winners will land a $25 Red Lobster e-gift card.

For those who enter, but don’t win any of the instant prizes listed above — all is not lost. They will receive a coupon for 10% off a $30 purchase to use the next time they visit Red Lobster to dine-in or carry-out. Coupon is valid thru December 3, 2023.

Red Lobster wants its guests to toast the end of summer with their fruity new margarita flavors. Try the new Watermelon Mint ‘Rita, Spicy Pineapple ‘Rita, or the Casa Colada ‘Rita and raise your glass to all your special summertime memories.

Fun fact #1: Shrimp contains a cancer-fighting mineral called selenium. It inhibits tumor growth and stimulates enzymes to fend off free radicals that may cause cancer. Not only is shrimp delicious, but it may also help lower your risk to cancer.

Fun fact #2: Shrimp are excellent swimmers even though they don’t have fins. They mostly swim backwards, flexing their belly and tail muscles to propel themselves through the water. They can swim forward, but that requires them to use the appendages beneath their tails which makes swimming slower and more cumbersome. It’s kind of how humans can walk backwards but for the majority of time, it is much more efficient to walk forward.

Fun fact #3: Shrimp have tiny brains inside that little head. But their brain shares head space with another special organ — their heart. A shrimp’s heart resides in the thorax. Since the thorax and head are both encased by the same exoskeleton, the thorax is often considered part of the head.

Are you going to try your luck with Red Lobster’s new Scratch and Sea instant win game? If so, good luck! When you order the Ultimate Endless Shrimp, what kind of shrimp do you love the most? I’d love to read your opinions in the comments!

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Tracy explores the world with a positive eye, an open heart, and a sprinkling of humor. Without laughter, she would be lost.

Onsted, MI

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