2 Reasons Red Lobster Is in Big Trouble
Red Lobster sales fell 8.8 percent from a year ago in its latest quarter, parent company Darden Restaurants said Friday. The restaurant chain is suffering from price swings in two of its signature offerings: Shrimp and, you guessed it, lobster.
Darden’s profits tumbled 18 percent from a year earlier, to $109.7 million, thanks partly to Red Lobster’s performance, which has been so bad that Darden is considering spinning it off or selling it.
Terrible weather and a shorter holiday season were partly to blame, Darden executives said on a call with analysts and shareholders on Friday. Those factors hurt sales in December, typically a huge month for the chain.
But the shrimp and lobster are hurting the most.
Let’s see what God has to say about this.
These shall ye eat of all that are in the waters: whatsoever hath fins and scales in the waters, in the seas, and in the rivers, them shall ye eat. And all that have not fins and scales in the seas, and in the rivers, of all that move in the waters, and of any living thing which is in the waters, they shall be an abomination unto you: They shall be even an abomination unto you; ye shall not eat of their flesh, but ye shall have their carcases in abomination. Whatsoever hath no fins nor scales in the waters, that shall be an abomination unto you.
These ye shall eat of all that are in the waters: all that have fins and scales shall ye eat: whatsoever hath not fins and scales ye may not eat; it is unclean unto you.
Why aren’t the fundies protesting every single restaurant and every single store selling these abominations before God? Don’t they even read their own damn holy book?