Perusing the interwebs this week, I found this BuzzFeed article noting that that Red Lobster will be increasing the size of the shrimp in its dishes. Not just any old increase either: the shrimp will be “47 to 86 percent larger.” Why so specific I have no idea; perhaps that range of increase is what will draw customers in by the boatload (though I have yet to see a Red Lobster anywhere near any water body).
I have been to Red Lobster many times, but I have never ever complained about the size of the shrimp in their dishes. Neither has anyone in my family, at least as far as I know. However, according to the article, this has become something of an anchor on its popularity, at least according to the following tweets.
Besides a fondness for the word ass and its variants in these tweets, they all have complaints against the size of the shrimp. The article goes on to explain how certain dishes will be affected, as well as the comparative before and after sizes of the shrimp. Interesting stuff.
Let’s see if it works, though I suspect that most diners could care less. If they are hungry enough, and have a taste for it, Red Lobster is going to see them piling in as if there was never a problem. If you are a Red Lobster fan, will the bigger shrimp be a draw to you, or were you going anyway because of those Cheddar Bay Biscuits? Take the poll below, and let me know your thoughts.