Has Red Lobster gone too far? Lobster and waffles now on menus

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Red Lobster now has a “Lobster and Waffles” entree on menus at all its restaurants — their own take on the Southern favorite chicken and waffles.

Starting today, Red Lobster’s lobster and waffles feature a fried tail of the crustacean served over a waffle made out of cheddar bay biscuit batter. It’s then topped with maple syrup.

The new dish is available “while supplies last” and the entree sells for an average of $19.99 depending on location, said Red Lobster spokeswoman Nicole Bott.

“The dish was inspired by the popular Chicken and Waffles, but with Red Lobster’s seafood twist on it,” she said.

Lobster and Waffles is a non-traditional dish for Red Lobster’s menu, but an experimentation that is becoming more common as the Orlando-based casual dining chain is trying to grab more attention. In December it released a new menu that featured a take on the Canadian favorite poutine with French fries smothered in clam chowder and topped with Monterey jack cheese and green onions.

And other restaurant chains, including Orlando-based Olive Garden, have been flipping tradition with takes on classics, such as its popular breadstick sandwiches.

Red Lobster is headquartered in downtown Orlando and has 748 restaurants in the United States and globally. The chain is owned by San Francisco private equity firm Golden Gate Capital.

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