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May 22, 2014 | By Joseph N. DiStefano, Inquirer Staff Writer
Golden Gate Capital , the San Francisco firm that has agreed to pay $2.1 billion for Darden Group's ailing Red Lobster restaurant chain, relies for most of its financing for the deal on property mogul Nicholas Schorsch , who has built a national real estate finance business since moving his base from Jenkintown to New York during the last recession. Schorsch's American Realty Capital Properties Inc. agreed last week to pay $1.5 billion for more than 500 Red Lobster restaurants, which it plans to lease back to Golden Gate to try to fix. Golden Gate, which also owns Payless ShoeSource, Eddie Bauer , and California Pizza Kitchens , is borrowing from Deutsche Bank and other lenders to raise the remaining $600 million for an attempted turnaround of Red Lobster's business and brand, which has suffered as shrimp prices have soared and newer eating places have grabbed customers.
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February 29, 1996 | By Richard V. Sabatini, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
If you're having trouble deciding between an Italian restaurant or one that features seafood, you'll soon be able to make your choice as late as when you pull into the parking lot. That's because two chain-owned eateries, Red Lobster and the Olive Garden, will share a common parking area when they open at the site of the former Seafood Shanty at 2311 E. Lincoln Highway. Darden Restaurants, of Orlando, Fla., plans to open its new Red Lobster on March 18, while the Olive Garden is set to debut on April 1. The Red Lobster chain, founded in 1968 by the late Bill Darden and bought in 1970 by General Mills, now has more than 700 restaurants in the United States and Canada.
FOOD
September 8, 2011
If you asked someone who's never set foot in a Red Lobster or stuck his nose in his grocer's freezer what "popcorn shrimp" is, you'd be on the same wavelength as chef John Taus of the Corner in Center City. Rather than simply deep-frying bits of shrimp and calling it an appetizer, Taus uses larger "21/25" shrimp and popped popcorn. The result: Less greasy than you'd think, though you may develop an urge to go to a movie theater. - Michael Klein Popcorn shrimp ($11)
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October 20, 1994 | By Tanika White, INQUIRER WASHINGTON BUREAU
The food cops have struck again. But after attracting the national spotlight by slamming your Chinese, Mexican and Italian eateries - and your movie popcorn - they've finally found something good for you: seafood restaurants. The Center for Science in the Public Interest, a nutrition watchdog group, studied 14 popular seafood dishes and platters at restaurants around the country and concluded that seafood restaurants offer abundant choices for health-conscious diners. "There are a few catches, of course, but overall, we found a lot to like at America's seafood restaurants," said Michael Jacobson, the center's executive director.
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January 21, 1987 | By Charlie Frush, Inquirer Staff Writer
Two major restaurants and a third - a specialty restaurant - are expected to open within a stone's throw of each other on Route 130 in Delran Township in the next six to eight months. The major restaurants - Red Lobster and Golden Corral - are part of nationwide chains, and this will be Golden Corral's first venture in New Jersey. The Red Lobster will be constructed at the northeast corner of Route 130 and Tenby Chase Drive, in front of the Hunter's Glen apartment complex.
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June 21, 2012 | By John F. Morrison and Daily News Staff Writer
COZETTE D. Dandridge was the kind of woman who put everybody else's needs ahead of her own.   She saw that approach as expressing the obvious purpose of life for a family matriarch. Her husband of 27 years, Gary, had the best single word for the way she conducted her life: "Wonderful. " "She was a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother," he said. "She was very private, but very loving. She always took care of everybody. " Cozette Dandridge, who worked in food preparation for Red Lobster restaurants and in housekeeping at the University of Pennsylvania, died of cancer June 13. She was 57 and lived in West Philadelphia.
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November 5, 1998 | By Shannon O'Boye, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Jury selection is to begin today in the trial of three state employees from the New Lisbon Developmental Center accused of treating themselves to steak and lobster lunches and having the center pick up the tab. The three women are charged with third-degree official misconduct, according to the indictment, for incidents that occurred from May to August 1995. As cottage training technicians, the women were in charge of taking residents of the developmental center out to lunch on occasion.
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June 5, 1988 | By John V. R. Bull, Inquirer Staff Writer
When it opened four years ago, the Red Lobster in Cherry Hill was an exciting place - a well-run family restaurant with good food at moderate prices. Alas, the good times seem to have rolled past this still-popular chain restaurant, for the food on a recent visit was mundane and the service impossible. The restaurant still does not take reservations, but the crowds of those early days have thinned. And unless you go at peak weekend hours, the wait is mercifully brief. With the exception of several varieties of steak, the menu is all-seafood, presenting a decent selection of items in innumerable variations and combinations.
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October 3, 2011 | BY RICH HOFMANN, hofmanr@phillynews.com
Editor's note: Daily News columnist Rich Hofmann traveled to Ryan Howard's hometown to profile the rising, young slugger in August 2006. -- BALLWIN, Mo. - The absurdity of it hits you, pacing off steps in an abandoned restaurant parking lot. For example, what would a passing policeman make of this scene: empty building, no sign out in front, doors padlocked, boarded-up window in the back, one parked car, one man counting the steps...
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March 16, 1995 | By Richard V. Sabatini, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Openings of new restaurants are among the top business happenings this week. Pasta Al Dente is the new name of the former Pasta King at Routes 1 and 413 in Langhorne. And Dean Casmirri has opened a restaurant named after him in Levittown, while his brother Anthony and sister Dawn have taken over operation of the existing family restaurants in Langhorne and Bensalem. The Langhorne Pasta Al Dente is the second for owner Claudio Sandolo, 41, who has another, smaller facility on Galloway Road in Bensalem.
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May 22, 2014 | By Joseph N. DiStefano, Inquirer Staff Writer
Golden Gate Capital , the San Francisco firm that has agreed to pay $2.1 billion for Darden Group's ailing Red Lobster restaurant chain, relies for most of its financing for the deal on property mogul Nicholas Schorsch , who has built a national real estate finance business since moving his base from Jenkintown to New York during the last recession. Schorsch's American Realty Capital Properties Inc. agreed last week to pay $1.5 billion for more than 500 Red Lobster restaurants, which it plans to lease back to Golden Gate to try to fix. Golden Gate, which also owns Payless ShoeSource, Eddie Bauer , and California Pizza Kitchens , is borrowing from Deutsche Bank and other lenders to raise the remaining $600 million for an attempted turnaround of Red Lobster's business and brand, which has suffered as shrimp prices have soared and newer eating places have grabbed customers.
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September 13, 2013
Company description: "Maine lobster meat and a blend of four gourmet cheeses melted between grilled sourdough. " Chain: Red Lobster Location: 425 W. DeKalb Pike, King of Prussia Nutrition information: 1,040 calories with 59 grams of fat and 1,570 milligrams sodium Order time: 10 minutes Price: $8.99 with fries Review: This longtime Maine lobster-roll addict got overexcited by Red Lobster's website photo of its new Lobster Lovers'...
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June 21, 2012 | By John F. Morrison and Daily News Staff Writer
COZETTE D. Dandridge was the kind of woman who put everybody else's needs ahead of her own.   She saw that approach as expressing the obvious purpose of life for a family matriarch. Her husband of 27 years, Gary, had the best single word for the way she conducted her life: "Wonderful. " "She was a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother," he said. "She was very private, but very loving. She always took care of everybody. " Cozette Dandridge, who worked in food preparation for Red Lobster restaurants and in housekeeping at the University of Pennsylvania, died of cancer June 13. She was 57 and lived in West Philadelphia.
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October 3, 2011 | BY RICH HOFMANN, hofmanr@phillynews.com
Editor's note: Daily News columnist Rich Hofmann traveled to Ryan Howard's hometown to profile the rising, young slugger in August 2006. -- BALLWIN, Mo. - The absurdity of it hits you, pacing off steps in an abandoned restaurant parking lot. For example, what would a passing policeman make of this scene: empty building, no sign out in front, doors padlocked, boarded-up window in the back, one parked car, one man counting the steps...
FOOD
September 8, 2011
If you asked someone who's never set foot in a Red Lobster or stuck his nose in his grocer's freezer what "popcorn shrimp" is, you'd be on the same wavelength as chef John Taus of the Corner in Center City. Rather than simply deep-frying bits of shrimp and calling it an appetizer, Taus uses larger "21/25" shrimp and popped popcorn. The result: Less greasy than you'd think, though you may develop an urge to go to a movie theater. - Michael Klein Popcorn shrimp ($11)
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July 14, 2010 | By MIKE KERN, kernm@phillynews.com
ST. ANDREWS, Scotland - OK, so I'm a little more than halfway through my 2-week sojourn across the British Isles, and my tummy is beginning to think that maybe my throat got slit. And it's perfectly understandable. I've experienced this before. It's not pretty. There are many, many things to like about this country, most of which have to do with trying to hit a little white ball around gorse bushes and over burns, through 40 mph winds. It's what they probably do best over here.
FOOD
July 16, 2009 | By Michael Klein, Inquirer Columnist
Good times no longer roll at Carmine's Creole Cafe in Bryn Mawr, which has closed while owner Howard Taylor redoes it as a Euro-Latin restaurant called Verdad ("truth" in Spanish). Nick Farina of the nearby Blush will be managing partner and executive chef. Verdad's tapas menu will be supplemented by a tequila bar and a selection of wines from Spain, Cuba, Chile, Brazil and Mexico, plus a Latin beer selection. Figure on $35 a head, including a drink and a couple of small plates.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 16, 2009
SOME PEOPLE go to Red Lobster for the shrimp or the crab legs, but many diners love to dig into that basket of cheddar biscuits that comes with their meals. I saw chef Todd Wilbur's version of this restaurant's secret recipe, but it contained so much fat that I decided to try to bake my own cheddar biscuits from scratch. A few recipes that claim to be clones of Red Lobster's biscuits call for whole milk, a heap of cheese and lots of shortening. But I got very tasty results using buttermilk, a smaller amount of reduced-fat cheddar and a lot less butter.
NEWS
October 10, 2007 | By Dianna Marder INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Fast food is often fat food, and eating it - even once a week - will probably not bring about weight loss, lower your bad cholesterol, or have a positive effect on your blood pressure. But should the city step in? Should Philadelphia require every high- and lowbrow chain restaurant to post nutrition content right on the menu or a wall? Absolutely, says Blondell Reynolds Brown, an at-large member of Philadelphia City Council whose bill would force even franchised chain restaurants to post what most see as the bad news about their food.
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July 17, 2000 | by Leon Taylor, Daily News Staff Writer
Patty Jo Hellmig, a vibrant restaurant waitress and devoted mother who liked country and western music and shopping, died at Cooper Medical Center in Camden on July 9 following a car accident. Hellmig, 36, of Secane, Delaware County, was returning from visiting her mother near Wildwood when the collision occurred on Route 357 in Morris River Township. A former "stay-at-home mom," Hellmig had been working for three months as a waitress at the Red Lobster restaurant in Springfield.
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