Hot!Red Lobster Floundering? Olive Garden Squeezed??

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Foodbme
Porterhouse
2014/03/04 17:01:55
Stockholders of Darden, the parent of Olive Garden & Red Lobster are putting pressure on the company to unload them.
http://money.msn.com/top-stocks/post--will-new-logo-help-floundering-olive-garden
http://www.prairiebizmag.com/event/article/id/18079/
I don't get it.
Every Olive Garden & Red Lobster in the PHX area that I've seen has been busy with people waiting outside every night.
They are advertising both chains on TV Very heavily.
I guess it has to do with their Real Estate and other financials
Olive Garden is going thru a major revamp from the floor up.
Go figure!   
JRPfeff
Filet Mignon
Re:Red Lobster Floundering? Olive Garden Squeezed?? 2014/03/04 19:49:59
Foundering. Please.
jman
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Red Lobster Floundering? Olive Garden Squeezed?? 2014/03/04 20:27:19
JRPfeff

Foundering. Please.

 
Instead of jumping in haste to correct an obvious play-on-words, you might have first consulted a dictionary.
 
flounder

to struggle or wallow. The whole company is just floundering around and getting nowhere. The horse floundered around, trying to get across the soggy pasture.
flounder through something 
2. Fig. to struggle awkwardly through a difficult situation. We floundered through the performance. I don't know how we did it, but we did it. We just floundered through our presentation, hoping for a lot of questions.

You might want to grab a moist cloth to clean the egg off your face.

JRPfeff
Filet Mignon
Re:Red Lobster Floundering? Olive Garden Squeezed?? 2014/03/04 21:10:27
Any horses in KY or just jelly?
 
This was between me and my friend Jim. You can butt the @#$% out, !@#$%^&.
post edited by JRPfeff - 2014/03/04 21:15:08
Greymo
Filet Mignon
Re:Red Lobster Floundering? Olive Garden Squeezed?? 2014/03/04 22:27:07
Who cares?
Michael Hoffman
Double-chop Porterhouse
Re:Red Lobster Floundering? Olive Garden Squeezed?? 2014/03/04 22:28:42
Who cares? Who cares? How can you say that about a place that served chicken scampi?
myterry2
Double Cheeseburger
Re:Red Lobster Floundering? Olive Garden Squeezed?? 2014/03/04 22:36:07
Agree Greymo...who cares...frozen seafood and Italian out of a commissary boil bag.
jman
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Red Lobster Floundering? Olive Garden Squeezed?? 2014/03/04 22:36:30
JRPfeff

Any horses in KY or just jelly?

This was between me and my friend Jim. You can butt the @#$% out, !@#$%^&.

 
Since you posted your comment on a public board and didn't address "your friend Jim", your comment is open for others to respond. If you don't like it, tough patooties. BTW, just because a company isn't performing well enough to satisfy its stockholders, it doesn't mean it's foundering. In this case, floundering seems to be more accurate.
Foodbme
Porterhouse
Re:Red Lobster Floundering? Olive Garden Squeezed?? 2014/03/05 02:15:03
JRPfeff & I are friends and we understand each other so let it rest.
Besides, just go and stand outside a Red Lobster or Olive Garden for a week and see the hundreds of people who stand in line to get in there to buy Frozen and Boil in the Bag Stuff.
My Bride happens to like both places and YOU and I are the last people who want to challenge her likes and dislikes if we know what's good for us!
Incidentally, Red Lobster's Sales are over $2BILLION and Olive Garden is over $3 BILLION. Someone must like them!?????????????
There must be  lot of people who are not as sophisticated as you I guess.
So jman, take your pious comments some where else. 
 
Foodbme
Porterhouse
Re:Red Lobster Floundering? Olive Garden Squeezed?? 2014/03/05 02:18:19
JRPfeff
Foundering. Please.

I believe there's an "L" in there!
Foodbme
Porterhouse
Re:Red Lobster Floundering? Olive Garden Squeezed?? 2014/03/05 02:40:01
The Winter weather has impacted everyone's businesses. Sales are off in every consumer segment.
ChiTownDiner
Filet Mignon
Re:Red Lobster Floundering? Olive Garden Squeezed?? 2014/03/05 06:28:17
But I'm still eating the same...
eruby
Double Cheeseburger
Re:Red Lobster Floundering? Olive Garden Squeezed?? 2014/03/05 07:32:35
Kent Dorfman?
Foodbme
Porterhouse
Re:Red Lobster Floundering? Olive Garden Squeezed?? 2014/03/05 09:25:19
eruby
Kent Dorfman?

My Most Favorite Movie!!!!!!!!
brisketboy
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Red Lobster Floundering? Olive Garden Squeezed?? 2014/03/05 09:38:49
I think that people go to the Red Lobster and Olive Gardens because it's what they can afford and still get a decent meal. Neither place claims to be the Peter Luger of seafood or Italian. But here in Round Rock the lines are out the door. So if either place is foundering, I'm not seeing it.
Sundancer7
Fire Safety Admin
Re:Red Lobster Floundering? Olive Garden Squeezed?? 2014/03/05 10:01:33
Olive Garden has built several new locations in and around Knoxville and Red Lobster facilities are always packed.  I do not believe that restaurant sales are a issue but overhead at the home office is.  The Olive Garden new restaurants are very attractive.  I always enjoy their salad.
 
Paul E. Smith
Knoxville, TN
Davydd
Sirloin
Re:Red Lobster Floundering? Olive Garden Squeezed?? 2014/03/05 10:25:27
I'm sitting on the perch as a grouper here. I haven't been to a Red Lobster in over 20 years. I haven't been to an Olive Garden since retiring and no longer have to herd with a business traveling or lunch crowd. I didn't not like them. It is just a been there done that deal and there are just too many choices out there to explore yet. Generally my avoidance of corporate restaurants is pretty extensive as a conscious go to decision. Sometimes in traveling there are not a lot of choices. I didn't get to an Outback Steakhouse until last summer for the first time in my life. It wasn't bad either.
brisketboy
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Red Lobster Floundering? Olive Garden Squeezed?? 2014/03/05 10:52:56
One criteria I have for going/not going are the lines I'm going to have to contend with. The older I get the less willing I am to stand in line waiting for something. Although I know Franklin's has some really kick-ass barbecue, I am not going to wait in a line for hours to get some. There aren't that many games of solitaire on my Iphone. 
leethebard
Sirloin
Re:Red Lobster Floundering? Olive Garden Squeezed?? 2014/03/05 11:13:55
I'm an Italian who has eaten in Olive Garden and Carrabba"s. Are they great...of course not. I cook my pasta gravy for hours....But I too freeze it and use it for later meals...Frozen sauce tastes great.....I'd not put down OG for defrosting...and we love the endless salad and soup...good too!
Michael Hoffman
Double-chop Porterhouse
Re:Red Lobster Floundering? Olive Garden Squeezed?? 2014/03/05 11:16:29
The thing I can't stand about Red Lobster is the fact that when they serve founder they never get rid of the eyes. And quite frankly, the taste has always been sort of flat. Whenever I'm round fish at a restaurant I don't mind shelling out a good amount of money. As I always say, carp diem.
leethebard
Sirloin
Re:Red Lobster Floundering? Olive Garden Squeezed?? 2014/03/05 11:18:01
...and as I've said many times here, loving road food doesn't negate eating an ok meal at a chain now and then...it's not a culinary mortal sin!!...and yes, I've had occasion to be taken to a mom & pop Italian restaurant where the food was worse than a chain,there are good chains and bad, and oh yes, good road food and BAD!!!
Greymo
Filet Mignon
Re:Red Lobster Floundering? Olive Garden Squeezed?? 2014/03/05 11:23:02
I am wondering why this topic was not put in the non-Roadfood forum?  It certainly does not belong here.
Phildelmar
Double Cheeseburger
Re:Red Lobster Floundering? Olive Garden Squeezed?? 2014/03/05 11:30:24
Olive Garden is ok, if I stick to the soup and salad. I always found Red Lobster's food to be too salty
NYPIzzaNut
Filet Mignon
Re:Red Lobster Floundering? Olive Garden Squeezed?? 2014/03/05 14:20:34
Their cheese rolls are very good.
Phildelmar
Double Cheeseburger
Re:Red Lobster Floundering? Olive Garden Squeezed?? 2014/03/05 15:20:14
Good point about the cheese rolls
tmiles
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Red Lobster Floundering? Olive Garden Squeezed?? 2014/03/05 15:22:49
Greymo

I am wondering why this topic was not put in the non-Roadfood forum?  It certainly does not belong here.

I was wondering the same thing. The subject is interesting to me, and I have been following it in the WSJ,,,,,,,,,but it IS more about big biz than Roadfood.
Turtle66
Cheeseburger
Re:Red Lobster Floundering? Olive Garden Squeezed?? 2014/03/05 19:09:46
"Never over estimate the taste of the american public" McDonald's is also very popular...  
MellowRoast
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Red Lobster Floundering? Olive Garden Squeezed?? 2014/03/05 19:23:59
By cheese rolls, do you mean the Cheddar Bay Biscuits?
Phildelmar
Double Cheeseburger
Re:Red Lobster Floundering? Olive Garden Squeezed?? 2014/03/05 19:51:57
I think so, it's been a while
joerogo
Filet Mignon
Re:Red Lobster Floundering? Olive Garden Squeezed?? 2014/03/05 20:30:02
Michael Hoffman

The thing I can't stand about Red Lobster is the fact that when they serve founder they never get rid of the eyes. And quite frankly, the taste has always been sort of flat. Whenever I'm round fish at a restaurant I don't mind shelling out a good amount of money. As I always say, carp diem.

 
Seize the Fish!!
Michael Hoffman
Double-chop Porterhouse
Re:Red Lobster Floundering? Olive Garden Squeezed?? 2014/03/05 20:51:21
joerogo

Michael Hoffman

The thing I can't stand about Red Lobster is the fact that when they serve founder they never get rid of the eyes. And quite frankly, the taste has always been sort of flat. Whenever I'm round fish at a restaurant I don't mind shelling out a good amount of money. As I always say, carp diem.


Seize the Fish!!

Now why didn't I think of that?
Foodbme
Porterhouse
Re:Red Lobster Floundering? Olive Garden Squeezed?? 2014/03/05 23:30:40
Michael Hoffman
The thing I can't stand about Red Lobster is the fact that when they serve founder they never get rid of the eyes. And quite frankly, the taste has always been sort of flat. Whenever I'm round fish at a restaurant I don't mind shelling out a good amount of money. As I always say, carp diem.

As Robert Zimmern would say, "If it looks at you, Eat It!"
Midnights
Cheeseburger
Re:Red Lobster Floundering? Olive Garden Squeezed?? 2014/03/05 23:57:04
With this in mind, how the heck has Long John Silver's stayed in business this long? I'm actually surprised they don't kill a number of people every year with sketchy sea food. I would trust Red Lobster much more then them.
bartl
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Red Lobster Floundering? Olive Garden Squeezed?? 2014/03/07 10:00:34
Michael Hoffman The thing I can't stand about Red Lobster is the fact that when they serve founder they never get rid of the eyes. And quite frankly, the taste has always been sort of flat.

Pun intended?
 
Bart
brisketboy
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Red Lobster Floundering? Olive Garden Squeezed?? 2014/03/07 10:05:58
Long John Silvers to me is the Sizzler's of fish restaurants. I'd rather eat five for a dollar ramen.
Michael Hoffman
Double-chop Porterhouse
Re:Red Lobster Floundering? Olive Garden Squeezed?? 2014/03/07 11:24:23
bartl

Michael Hoffman The thing I can't stand about Red Lobster is the fact that when they serve founder they never get rid of the eyes. And quite frankly, the taste has always been sort of flat.

Pun intended?

Bart

Of course.