Recently, Red Lobster announced it was hoping to find a buyer as it was looking to avoid filing for bankruptcy, which it had considered to help restructure its debt and get out of several costly and lengthy leases.

Multiple sources had reported that Red Lobster had faced many challenges, including the loss of key leadership. From a financial standpoint, a recent setback happened last summer when the seafood chain revived its endless shrimp menu deal, leading to an $11 million loss.

It had become increasingly unclear exactly how the restaurant chain would free itself from its financial trouble. On Monday, they made a significant move, much to the surprise of employees throughout the country.

According to reports, Red Lobster has closed 87 locations in 27 states, including Wisconsin. The Red Lobster website has restaurants listed as 'temporarily closed'. However, a liquidation company announced it is conducting an online auction of Red Lobster kitchen equipment and other contents of the closed restaurant locations.

Red Lobster Restaurants That Closed Monday

Red Lobster employees across the county were shocked to discover their place of employment had been closed. Here is the list of all the restaurants that have closed, starting with the La Crosse and Wauwatosa locations that closed in Wisconsin


  • La Crosse, WI
  • Wauwatosa, WI


  • Huntsville, AL
  • Decatur, AL
  • Mobile, AL


  • Oro Valley, AZ


  • Fremont, CA
  • Montclair, CA
  • Rohnert Park, CA
  • Sacramento, CA
  • San Diego, CA
  • Torrance, CA


  • Lakewood, CO
  • Lone Tree, CO
  • Wheat Ridge, CO
  • Denver, CO


  • Hialeah, Florida
  • Tampa, FL
  • Tampa, FL
  • Largo, FL
  • Kissimmee, FL
  • Leesburg, FL
  • Orlando, FL
  • Orlando, FL
  • Orlando, FL (Golden Sky Lane)
  • Altamonte Springs, FL
  • Gainesville, FL
  • Jacksonville, FL (Commerce Center Drive)
  • Jacksonville, FL (Baymeadows Road)
  • Jacksonville, FL (City Station Drive)
  • Sanford, FL
  • Daytona Beach Shores, FL

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  • Roswell, Georgia
  • Athens, Georgia
  • Dublin, Georgia


  • Lewiston, ID


  • Bloomingdale, IL
  • Danville, IL


  • Indianapolis, IN
  • Elkhart, IN


  • Waterloo


  • Olathe, KS
  • Kansas City, KS


  • Bossier City, LA


  • Columbia, MD
  • Laurel, MD
  • Silver Spring, MD
  • Gaithersburg, MD
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  • Jackson, MS


  • Jefferson City, MO

New Jersey

  • Ledgewood, NJ
  • Lawrenceville, NJ
  • East Brunswick, NJ
  • Bridgewater, NJ

New York

  • Lakewood, NY
  • Buffalo, NY
  • Amherst, NY
  • Williamsville, NY
  • Rochester, NY
  • Poughkeepsie, NY
  • Stony Brook, NY
  • Kingston, NY
  • Scarsdale, NY
  • Nanuet, NY

North Carolina

  • Rocky Mount, NC
  • Cary, NC
  • Durham, NC
  • Burlington, NC

North Dakota

  • Grand Forks, ND


  • Oklahoma City, OK
  • Stillwater, OK
  • Lawton, OK


  • Erie, PA

South Carolina

  • Myrtle Beach, SC

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  • Memphis, TN


  • Dallas, TX (2)
  • Lake Jackson, TX
  • Houston, TX
  • Pasadena, TX
  • Tyler, TX
  • Longview, TX
  • Lufkin, TX


  • Newport News, VA
  • Williamsburg, VA
  • Colonial Heights, VA


  • Silverdale, WA

As of the morning of Tuesday, May 14, the company had yet to issue a formal statement regarding the restaurant closings.

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