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Lakeland, Florida: Original Red Lobster (Building)

Restaurateur Bill Darden founded Red Lobster at this location in 1968. The building has gone through many tenants since then. No marker... but is that the scent of cheddar biscuits in the wind?

1330 E. Memorial Blvd, Lakeland, FL
Northeast of downtown. On the north side of US-92/E. Memorial Blvd at its intersection with Edgewater Beach Drive.
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Original Red Lobster (Building)

A quick drive by while in the area. It has been painted and has permit box for remodeling. Still has the original Red Lobster vibe.

[EC, 12/31/2021]

Red Lobster started here.

Original Red Lobster (Building)

Restaurateur Bill Darden founded Red Lobster in 1968 at this location. The building appears to be empty and is being remodeled.

[Jody High, 04/30/2021]

An important stop on America's Casual Dining Heritage Trail. Deserves a historical marker!

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