>movie references long defunct business or establishment

>movie references long defunct business or establishment
>years later someone watching the movie won’t understand fully what aforementioned business or establishment really was
>director intended movie lost to time
is there a way to prevent this from ruining great movies?

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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    a great movie wouldn't have a reference to something be important

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      ...but if that movie is showing what society is like at the time, a reference to a real world business or product is sensible.
      Of course it's not inherently good or bad, that relies on the execution.

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Whip your phone out and google that shit, you know you're already doing that as we speak you filthy zoomer.

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    It's a good thing.
    You watch something old. You see/hear them reference something, you look it up, you learn something.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      This clip for '2001: A Space Odyssey' includes both the older Bell logo and Howard Johnson's on a space station.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >Ma Bell
      Wow been a while.

      I love it when movies have phone booths

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        How about movies titled Phone Booth?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        The current AT&T is basically the old AT&T (Ma Bell) after it lobbied congress to let it buy up most of the other Baby Bells.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Payphones were the nastiest shit. Like public toilets you held near your face. I do wish they had been around during covid.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      im a tradehomosexual and one of the places i used to go to had a 1980s phone connection box with the inside full of disgruntled ma bell graffiti from the 80s / 90s. like a little time capsule of wage cuckery with bell workers complaining about wages and OT

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous
  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    It's just a result of time. Not every company lasts. Miami Vice has a bunch of shit like that. Crockett mentioning Sears & Roebuck, the VHS dating episode. Or Scarface referencing James Cagney. He was still in the minds of certain generations of viewers in 1983 when the movie came out but 41 years later do you think most people know who that is?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >referencing James Cagney
      hell there was a Cagney reference in the first Ninja Turtles movie, as a kid I laughed but didn't get the reference

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I regret my behaviour at the bottomless crab leg event. I didn't know it would have such major economic consequences. I'm sorry.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Same here. I abused their grace pretty hard.

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    explain to a eurogay what's the deal with red lobster please

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Red Lobster was one of the few national seafood restaurant chains (non-fast food) in the USA and it went out of business some years ago. It was reasonably popular, especially by boomers, but it was pretty thoroughly killed by covid.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        you just had to be there. and now it’s gone forever. it was basically a seafood version of macaroni grill and they had a live lobster tank where you could pick which one they cook for you. kinda like how some steakhouses let you pick the live cow they butcher for you

        Decades old American fish chain restaurant going out of business because of the blacks.

        if you're lazy you can overpay for 2-3 different types of crab, the design of the restaurant is okay and the biscuits are delicious but these days i just wait for crab season and buy a bunch from a local dealer

        thank you

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        you just had to be there. and now it’s gone forever. it was basically a seafood version of macaroni grill and they had a live lobster tank where you could pick which one they cook for you. kinda like how some steakhouses let you pick the live cow they butcher for you

        Decades old American fish chain restaurant going out of business because of the blacks.

        Red Lobster is still open. Did I miss something here?

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          why do zoomers not know how to use search engines?

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            I literally just did that after I posted, you homosexual.

            nvm, I looked it up and they're bankrupt and closed a couple of stores.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          nvm, I looked it up and they're bankrupt and closed a couple of stores.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          It's filing bankruptcy due to private equity looting. PE firm bought it using the business as collateral, sold the land under the restaraunts to another part of the same firm, started charging rent to the restaraunts, and is now shutting them down because they can't pay rent and service the loan debt.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            are private equity firms good for you?

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Private Equity is finally making this country competitive enough to stand up to China. If our shrimp restaurants can’t take a 20% fluctuation in shrimp prices, they never even deserved to be an American staple.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            are private equity firms good for you?

            Private Equity is finally making this country competitive enough to stand up to China. If our shrimp restaurants can’t take a 20% fluctuation in shrimp prices, they never even deserved to be an American staple.

            I'm a Godforsaken red-blooded commie and I applaud the PE firm for doing this. Why should Red Lobster receive infinite subsidies from the corporate owner if the businesses are unprofitable? By allowing Red Lobster to die, we can improve net utility to society by using the land for better purposes. I have only two conditions:
            (1) A more profitable orphan-crushing machine would be bad
            (2) We should ensure a just transition for the 30,000 Red Lobster employees who will soon be without work.

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              What about the biscuits!? How do we ensure that amazing contribution to society doesn't die? Do we open source the biscuit recipe? Let a company continue to sell the biscuit mix? What?

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Black person, just add shitloads of butter into regular biscuits.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            What a genius trick! I bet they would never do that to important things like Hospitals.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >and it went out of business some years ago
        This moron thinks everytime a franchisee closes a store the entire company is gone.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Incorrect.

        It was very popular with black people on account of its unlimited shrimp specials.

        Unfortunately for red lobster they underestimated demand and needed people on average to only take two servings of shrimp. People averaged much more. They lost a ton of money and now they are closing down a bunch of locations and going into bankruptcy.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >its endless shrimp!
          >NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO NOT LIKE THAT I MEANT ENDLESS UP TO TWO SERVINGS HOW COULD THIS HAPPEN TO ME

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          This is a farce being pushed by Golden Gate Capitol, a private equity firm that buys and resells franchises. Think of what Bain Capitol did to Toys R Us. Same thing here. The going bankrupt from endless shrimp is just bullshit deflection. They lost 11 million in endless shrimp while also earning a gross of 3 billion something. Endless shrimp absolutely didn't cause them to file bankruptcy.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            This. Private Equities are like fat parasites that drain the companies they buy up as long as it makes them a profit.

            The shuffling of perceived value of certain categories is interesting, Chinese food is now not particularly cheap but can hold its own in a culinary environment where Mexican dominates ethnic take out by virtue of having a distinct flavor profile+people know what they are getting when they order, say, General Tso or a bag of crab rangons, and it remains a pleasing novelty for many Americans (ever watch a bunch of chubby kids happily crack their a fortune cookies open?). There's a lot of independent pizza restaurants, with stronger regional chains and mature local restaurants even in mid-sized cities, so anyone still going to Pizza Hut is, well, doing it because they want food and Pizza Hut is nearby.
            [...]
            App-based pricing is the future; their true regular customers have already normalized consuming their products, so having a app on their phone which they may check for deals will be normalized among a certain percentage of the customer base, and they want to collect and sell your data because it is actually useful to them, unlike many other industries.

            I remember someone acting like I was nuts for calling to place an order on the phone. This was earlier in the year. I was just as baffled at their reaction. Strange world with strange people.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Bain?

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              Do you feel in charge?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      you just had to be there. and now it’s gone forever. it was basically a seafood version of macaroni grill and they had a live lobster tank where you could pick which one they cook for you. kinda like how some steakhouses let you pick the live cow they butcher for you

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Red Lobster was one of the few national seafood restaurant chains (non-fast food) in the USA and it went out of business some years ago. It was reasonably popular, especially by boomers, but it was pretty thoroughly killed by covid.

        wtf i live in Oregon and we still have several red lobsters

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          not anymore you don't.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          I would check again and make sure your locations survived the first wave of mass closings. and there is another major round of closings coming soon. im surprised houston still has most of ours still

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            The one in eugene is still open

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              >oregon is so gay that even the cities have homosexual names

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Frick off, chud, or I will bring the full weight of Beaverton to bear against you

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Just keep Clackamas out of it

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Oregon has some of the best small towns in the country and if you want events you just have to drive to eugene Portland or bend for a night

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                >t. some carpetbagger living in a $2.5M house in Bend all of whose "local friends" are also degenerates from California and Austin, Texas

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Caligays > Native Portlanders

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              The Denny's off exit 191 in Eugene is where this scene was filmed.

          • 1 month ago
            A.C. Slater

            oregon still has blockbuster ..doesnt suprise me

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >kinda like how some steakhouses let you pick the live cow they butcher for you
        do americans really

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Yup our KFC does the same with chickens too

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            really? that's pretty cool if not morbid

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          the best part of my local Hardee’s (upscale burger chain) is when they bisect the cow while serving buttered fries (butter from the same cow)
          can probably only do that here because it’s cattle country, I heard they only show video of it NE

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >Hardees
            >Upscale
            What

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          I just ate some fried chicken. The breasts were juicy, and the buns were soft and warm. Afterwards, the division manager of Popeyes came up to my table and asked me how the meal was.I said I was satisfied, but the meal lacked a certain je ne sais quoi. He apologized profusely, and said he had something to show me that would make up for it.

          He lead me to the back of the popeyes, to a room soaked from floor to ceiling in blood. In the center of it was a live horse, chained by all four legs to the structural supports of the warehouse like room. As I watched, employees of the popeyes cut large sections from the horse, which was whinneying and screaming in horror, the remaining sections of its body covered with festering sores and a froth of sweat.

          The popeyes employees took the chunks of horseflesh and sliced them into pieces, then they rooted around through the bags of trash strewn around the room to find discarded chicken bones.

          They quickly tenderized the meat with sledgehammers and fed it into a machine which formed the horsemeat around the bones, then they breaded and deepfried it.

          I asked the division manager why he had led me back to this place, and he pointed at the steed's rump, the diseased butthole puckering rythmically with terror, squirting pus with each convulsion. "We're just about to use that section, would you like a crack at it first?"

          I quickly unzipped my pants and wasted no time jamming my erect penis into the stallion's defenseless butthole. With each thrust, I donkey punched the horse in the back of the head, making it clench its ass even tighter. I came just as the horse died. I was delighted. Popeyes definitely went the extra mile to make me a satisfied customer

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Can't believe chatgpt didn't filter this

          • 1 month ago
            RubberChickens
          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            you should add a line about the irony of donkey punching a horse

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            big if true

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            haven't read this one in at least a couple years lmao

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >live lobster tank where you could pick which one they cook for you
        go to any seafood restaurant in SEA and you can still have this experience.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >window shopping the mammal you murder
        I hope they die

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Decades old American fish chain restaurant going out of business because of the blacks.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        What’s the deal with black people and seafood
        Every time I go to eat at a place that sells shrimp, at least half of the customers are black - should it be around 13%?
        I’m unaware of Afro Americans having a significant fishing culture, outside of maybe Louisiana, so what’s the deal?

        Businesses don’t just fail. As a past fan, and employee, of Red Lobster, my sense is that it has been failing over the years for the following reasons:
        1) For 20+ years, RL failed to evolve, to address the changing behaviors, wants, needs of customers, and a dynamic and competitive marketplace.
        2) Some 20+ years ago, leadership failed to make the right decisions. When a brand is strong, iconic, the effects of those decisions manifest slowly, but then hit the wall rapidly.
        3) The script was written for an accelerated decline when RL was sold, its real estate assets sold to assure a short-term return for its buyers rather than investing those resources in a vision, a transformation that was long needed and overdue.
        4) The more recent sale to an unsuspecting seafood company in Thailand with little US restaurant experience, without the expertise or determination to rejuvenate the brand.
        5) Recent, disastrous, horrible marketing decisions like continuous Endless Shrimp, and the “Welcome to Fun Dining” (Not differentiated, ownable, unique to, or delivered by RL) ad line pushed the brand over the line.
        Yes, failure doesn’t just happen, it results from bad decision making, and for large, strong, iconic brands, that failure can occur over an extended period of time. But, they still ultimately hit the wall.

        Good post and thank you for your service

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      if you're lazy you can overpay for 2-3 different types of crab, the design of the restaurant is okay and the biscuits are delicious but these days i just wait for crab season and buy a bunch from a local dealer

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      shitty chain restaurant that black people go to and they consider it fine dining cuz thats all they know

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        i have literally never seen a black person at the red lobster near me over the years but maybe that's just unique to my location. they all went to golden correl which closed down around here a few years ago.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          I only see suburban and rural whites at golden corral. No polyester shorts or flip flops, either.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          idk i'm from new york and always associated red lobster with low class nigs probably because you can get good sea food anywhere else
          maybe it's different if you're more inland and your options for seafood are more limited

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      The government used to give you a free meal at Red Lobster when you filed your taxes for the year.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Joe Biden is killing America

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      relatively cheap seafood chain, extremely popular with the blacks

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      A lot of Americans live hundreds of miles from any major body of water. At best all they know of seafood is fried catfish or maybe some shrimp. Maybe a shitty can of deens or tuna. Really no access to decent seafood that isn't fried or canned.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >deens
        kcuhc ylremrof

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >all they know of seafood is fried catfish or maybe some shrimp
        The only kind of seafood you need

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Blacks ruin everything nothing to see here

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        That's right goy-I mean guy, it's the blacks fault!

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >NO NO NO BLACKS BEING SUBHUMAN AND UNABLE TO FUNCTION IN SOCIETY WAS A LIE MADE UP BY PORKY-I MEAN THE ZION-I MEAN THE israeliteS!!!
          have a nice day newbie

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Yes get angrier!
            Now go on twitter and watch videos of white guys losing fist fights to black guys! That will really get you broiling!
            By the way, have you considered purchasing a firearm lately? Not offering, just curious.

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              You will never be on my side, nog.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Blacks were attracted to it because all the major seafood fast food restaurants have failed and it's provably difficult to keep a mom-and-pop seafood restaurant open unless you live in a area that's heavily Catholic; they specifically seek them out, but outside the usual 'Fish Gyros and Chicken'-style resturants it's hard to find cheap fried fish if one isn't close to a large body of water, so you have these poor blacks stuck in, like, Louisville KY who flock to the chains where it's available in large quantities. Red Lobster isn't really competing with, say, Olive Garden, they can't compete with those seafood boil-in-a-bag restaurants that exist specifically to cater to them.

        • 1 month ago
          A.C. Slater

          first five words.. exactly why they are out of business. they are like roaches , they destroy anything and anywhere thet habitate, and move on

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Just another victim of Bidenomics.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      The bankruptcy of Red Lobster has left a big hole in black-identifying communities

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >Large black population of restaurant goers have lost a popular option
        So I should invest in wing stop

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Some hedge fund bought Red Lobster, sold off all the land/real estate of the restaurant locations, and then had them start paying rent for the locations. The business hadn't been like this and wasn't able to adjust. This recent notion that all-you-can-eat shrimp killed it, is not only false but very probably a total PR spinjob by said hedge fund to distract from the truth that they bought and destroyed a business for all it was worth.

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Not really, all movies are products of their time.

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Sometimes its jarring. Like Tony Stark mentioning Myspace in the first Iron Man

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    my dad started taking me and my gf to red lobster every year or so during crab season and we would just mow insane amounts of crab every time, this last year we went to this new local place called YUMM Crab, they served the crab in huge plastic bags which was weird but ended up keeping the flavors in sorta, also tried a lobster tail for the first time which unlike a crab really did feel like eating a big bug tail

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >really did feel like eating a big bug tail
      That was my first impression of lobster. Honestly I think it sucks. Im more of a shrimp guy when it comes to eating sea bugs.

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    they went bankrupt because of endless shrimp?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Red Lobster was one of the few national seafood restaurant chains (non-fast food) in the USA and it went out of business some years ago. It was reasonably popular, especially by boomers, but it was pretty thoroughly killed by covid.

      I thought it was private equity who killed them

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Businesses don’t just fail. As a past fan, and employee, of Red Lobster, my sense is that it has been failing over the years for the following reasons:
    1) For 20+ years, RL failed to evolve, to address the changing behaviors, wants, needs of customers, and a dynamic and competitive marketplace.
    2) Some 20+ years ago, leadership failed to make the right decisions. When a brand is strong, iconic, the effects of those decisions manifest slowly, but then hit the wall rapidly.
    3) The script was written for an accelerated decline when RL was sold, its real estate assets sold to assure a short-term return for its buyers rather than investing those resources in a vision, a transformation that was long needed and overdue.
    4) The more recent sale to an unsuspecting seafood company in Thailand with little US restaurant experience, without the expertise or determination to rejuvenate the brand.
    5) Recent, disastrous, horrible marketing decisions like continuous Endless Shrimp, and the “Welcome to Fun Dining” (Not differentiated, ownable, unique to, or delivered by RL) ad line pushed the brand over the line.
    Yes, failure doesn’t just happen, it results from bad decision making, and for large, strong, iconic brands, that failure can occur over an extended period of time. But, they still ultimately hit the wall.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      At the end of the day what killed them was the unlimited shrimp deal. It's a loss leader meant to make you spend on other things like drinks but the perfect storm of shrimp prices exploding during this time and blacks pushing tiktok videos on how to maximize shrimp consumption at the lowest cost did them in

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Yeah, there's a reason why Olive Garden went with unlimited breadsticks, a thing that's still usually the cheapest thing on any menu that has them.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >and blacks pushing tiktok videos on how to maximize shrimp consumption at the lowest cost
        I hope we get video essays about this specifically as a warning to other restaurants

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >maximize shrimp consumption
        steal it?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        > the unlimited shrimp they had on the menu for like 20 years is what killed them
        > not placing the blame where it really belongs, Black folk

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Why is all the formatting in your post fricked up?

  12. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    will all these middle class focused sit down restaurants eventually close because they're all too fricking expensive for the middle class nowadays? or is this uniquely a red lobster thing.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      No i went into my local applebees and tyey wanted $25 for a burger and fries so they are next

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >$25 for a burger
        Interesting coincidence that Applebee's is closing 25 locations.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        only reason to go to applebee's is for those sugary $1 margaritas and to talk to the goth waitress about her rune tattoos

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        My local Applebees waitress would charge me $1 margarita for a full size and a single beer cost for a pitcher
        Great lady
        Shame they went out of business

        The food was always microwaved trash thoughever

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >expensive for the middle class nowadays?
      more like the middle class gets smaller and smaller every day and then so does their target customer

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I am surprised more aren't shut down by now. Their prices have got so high you might as well go to a nicer place for better food at the same cost. Same for fast food resturaunts (I can see some of them closing in the next couple years).

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      these places have their niche, esp. for families and large groups - and in towns that don't really have a lot to offer as far as food goes. it's a place you know is relatively "safe" as far as food goes.
      why go to kletus' krab kraul by the stinking retaining pond with a bunch of tweakermobiles parked out back when you can go the red lobster off the interstate?
      kletus' is like a 50/50 chance of being the best seafood you've ever had or having to go to the hospital from dehydration because your ass is niagara falls

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        the best eggs i ever had (other than at home) where at a mom and pop gas station on an indian reservation. thanks for reading my blog

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          I was too cowardly to eat the gas station pigs feet but the clerk told me they were popular enough that they constantly kept new ones in stock

          >Fast food has gotten to the point where it's too expensive to even bother anymore
          The beef I moved to the fridge hadn't fully defrosted so I considered getting takeout tonight until I looked up some prices on some delivery apps. Holy frick, who is still buying it? The prices are totally unjustifiable. I'm cooking that beef.

          Delivery app users are basically subhuman
          Not only is there extra tax, a mandatory tip, and a drivers fee - the stores also often charge a higher price on the App menu vs in-store

  13. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    4 Red Lobsters still open within 15 miles of me.
    We're going to be okay Lobster Bros.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I'm kind of surprised the one in my town isn't on the list , guess it being not far from the highway helps it a little bit

  14. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Lobster sisters? Our response?

  15. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I just made some grocery mix biscuits yesterday was yummy, I don't give a frick if the actual restaurants die, but if you stop selling these in the grocery store I might have the choke a b***h (or more likely just google a new recipe)

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I have a similar relationship with Famous Daves, I used to like them but their newer fast casual open room concepts restaurants suck but the pickles are great.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Never heard of it. I'm from North Carolina. But yeah it really can be the little things that make places stand out .

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Not him but Famous Dave's new style is genuinely enshittification in real time. The restaurant originally had a specific style which resembles Cracker Barrels; a very strong 'country' aesthetic with a lot of bric-a-brac elements to it, but critically, similar to Cracker Barrel, it was decently designed . It was acquired by MTY Food Group during the wu flue, and they moved to a far more open floor plan, much plainer decor, and basically stripped down everything; imagine if a Rainforest Cafe opened near you, and the interior looked like a big Subway. Pic related is hypothetically the same restaurant chain; the old style still exists but they're not building more of them, and the food quality, like most barbeque, really is up to the given manager. The spicy pickles are quite good, along with the beans and the cornbread, but everything else has gotten worse as their prices have risen.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Yeah that pic on the right def is lost soul and just looks like most other places.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            I haven't been to Famous Daves in years (they are extremely mid) and holy shit!! it looks so sterile now. no more soul

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Famous Dave pickles are shitty high fructose corn syrup crap. Literal goyslop.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      They also sell frozen dough

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Yeah but I think it's better to cook the mix instead of reheating frozen already made ones. Though I never seen the frozen ones so I can't be sure.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      100% some how the rights to these will be owned by someone competent enough to keep it on the market.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      If it's a separate company that has the Red Lobster license, they will probably keep it on the market, just under a different name if Red Lobster completely folds.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I don't think it is a seperate company it might be them directly https://redlobsterathome.com/products says copyright Red Lobster Hospitality LLC

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Ironically this is probably what killed Red Lobster. Now that you can make the biscuits at home, there is no reason to go there and eat their shitty food.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        They should just become a damn biscuit company. That's where the big money is .

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Nah, what killed them is that mid-tier chain restaurants are no longer places of esteem

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Im not sure if it used to be good in the 90s and 2000s or was I just a kid and didn't know any better?

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          There's a percentage of the American populace who are genuinely adapted to a poorer quality of food as long as they don't have to leave their car to get it; despite fast food prices rising to the point where takeout can cost as much as eating a sit-down meal at a mid-tier chain (like Texas Roadhouse). This affectation for fast food being a factor in how people interact with these brands that they, in the back of their minds, view basically as a form of infrastructure (in the sense that they are everywhere and remain a constant in their week-to-week lives), and this factors in with what is popular with the crowd who utilizes Doordash and similar services. We are in the middle of a interesting 'how the wheat seperates from the chaff' moment in America, some states are even pushing for a retraction of child labor laws.

          Im not sure if it used to be good in the 90s and 2000s or was I just a kid and didn't know any better?

          The dark ages of the American culinary scene is often said to be the 60s and 70s, and they would be right, but the decline in quality and quantity of adapt home cooks was worse. These sort of 'everyone in the family can find something on this menu and eat it without breaking 14 dollars a head' still have a place, but Sysco delicacies and middling entrées that look something like what's on the menu can't draw the same cohorts as they used to, who are either looking for cheaper Americana or more interesting sit-down burger places. What's worse, in their later stages chains often go for more stripped-down real estate instead of iconic decor like

          Not him but Famous Dave's new style is genuinely enshittification in real time. The restaurant originally had a specific style which resembles Cracker Barrels; a very strong 'country' aesthetic with a lot of bric-a-brac elements to it, but critically, similar to Cracker Barrel, it was decently designed . It was acquired by MTY Food Group during the wu flue, and they moved to a far more open floor plan, much plainer decor, and basically stripped down everything; imagine if a Rainforest Cafe opened near you, and the interior looked like a big Subway. Pic related is hypothetically the same restaurant chain; the old style still exists but they're not building more of them, and the food quality, like most barbeque, really is up to the given manager. The spicy pickles are quite good, along with the beans and the cornbread, but everything else has gotten worse as their prices have risen.

          ; you likely have strong memories because it was interesting and appealing to be as a child, now it looks bad because it does not seemed designed for someone to enjoy themselves in.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            thats an interesting point, when I was a kid even Pizza Hut was a step above fast-food, especially considering their restaurants used to have serious ambiance.

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              The shuffling of perceived value of certain categories is interesting, Chinese food is now not particularly cheap but can hold its own in a culinary environment where Mexican dominates ethnic take out by virtue of having a distinct flavor profile+people know what they are getting when they order, say, General Tso or a bag of crab rangons, and it remains a pleasing novelty for many Americans (ever watch a bunch of chubby kids happily crack their a fortune cookies open?). There's a lot of independent pizza restaurants, with stronger regional chains and mature local restaurants even in mid-sized cities, so anyone still going to Pizza Hut is, well, doing it because they want food and Pizza Hut is nearby.

              Taco Bell basically doubled their prices and removed a lot of items several months back. Fast food has gotten to the point where it's too expensive to even bother anymore

              App-based pricing is the future; their true regular customers have already normalized consuming their products, so having a app on their phone which they may check for deals will be normalized among a certain percentage of the customer base, and they want to collect and sell your data because it is actually useful to them, unlike many other industries.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Where I live there is a Chinese restaurant where you can get a 3000 calorie plate of food for $4, or atleast since before the shanghai shivers, I haven't been there in a while. As far as I can tell they actually cooked it up instead of just microwaving some shit out of a bag like other Chinese restaurants here. It's also in a strip mall literally next door to a veterinarian's office.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            thats an interesting point, when I was a kid even Pizza Hut was a step above fast-food, especially considering their restaurants used to have serious ambiance.

            It's not just Pizza Hut, think of how many cool McDonald's restaurants have just disappeared in favor of bland grey and metal boxes. A few had some unique menu items too.

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              Growing up our town McDonald's had a cool animal theme. Not like the one the pic, but there was cool art and stuff around. The McDonald's in the next town over had a huge salt-water aquarium with seats around it.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                >Growing up our town McDonald's had a cool animal theme. Not like the one the pic, but there was cool art and stuff around. The McDonald's in the next town over had a huge salt-water aquarium with seats around it.
                Both Dallas and Orlando franchisees specialized in stuff like that, but there were examples everywhere, even downplayed stuff. There was one in Baytown, Texas that had blue walls and pictures of boats on the wall. But now there's almost nothing like that anymore.

  16. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >red lobster thread
    >this in my rec
    wtf is happening?????

  17. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Lost in Space movie referencing SGI

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Good post but this is a Red Lobster discussion thread, unrelated to Television and Film

  18. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >Never had their games biscuits before that I can remember because I hate seafood
    >Half jokingly tell gf we should get some since I heard they might be filing bankruptcy
    >Next week they close in my town

  19. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Is this the most egregious example? 20% of this shitty movie takes place in Bed Bath and Beyond and the company is completely defunct now.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Funny enough overstock.com renamed itself bedbathandbeyond. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bed_Bath_%26_Beyond_(online_retailer)

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Some idiots got pumped and dumped extra hard on this stock, thinking Bed Bath and Beyond would be saved with an offer in the billions. And then Overstock picked up the IP for $20 million kek.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          No pump and dump can compare to the GME event.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Click doesn't exist without the "Beyond"

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      i got some nice pillows from bed bath and beyond. they were pricey but they really helped me with sleeping. get comfy pillows bros

  20. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >chain seafood

    Always felt really wrong. Don't ever bother with Long John Silver's either it's just weird.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Long John's is fast food red lobster is not

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        both are literally full service restaurants tho?

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Long johns is like a fish waffle house. Red lobster is very expensive and sometimes you have to have a rez if you don't wanna wait 40 minutes to get a table

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >Americans have fish waffles
            Elaborate

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              >Americans have fish waffles
              Esl? We don't have fish waffles
              Waffle house is a cheap chain restaurant like long john silver
              >inb4 Americans have restaurants that sell chains

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                That's not as interesting.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            long john's and arby's are money laundering, you can't sell to 2 people a day and run a business.

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              If you're not eating Arby's mozzarella sticks, you're a fool. And, no, Black person I am not going to wait 15-20 minutes for mozz sticks from a local joint.

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              yet in my area Burger Kings are the ones that cant make it and are closing all the time

  21. 1 month ago
    Anonymous
    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >if only you knew how bad things really are

  22. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    No, that doesn't matter. If anything, it's a benefit as it establishes the time period your movie takes place in.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I'm a little annoyed that I've never seen an 80s move where the pizzeria had a pipe organ. Those were all over the west coast in the 80s and the one in my city closed down in '96 due to a fire.

  23. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    who /POPCORNSHRIMP/ here??

  24. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    imagine living in a landlocked shithole and having to eat frozen seafood

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Are you implying seafood is the only thing that matters in life?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        no but its pretty damn good
        >t. FL

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      love Narragansett, go there every year for 4th of July.

  25. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    It doesn't ruin anything. A movie situated in the time it was made is not a bad thing.

  26. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >movie starts referencing Cinemaphile
    What is this? 2011?

  27. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Why are shills pushing Red Lobster threads? I suspect some shitty Netflix slop doc is being released soon and this is the pre-release marketing

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >red lobster filing for bankruptcy
      >ITS DUH SHILLS
      dumb bot.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Why post this on Cinemaphile?

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          because /tv is /b with much less porn

  28. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    directors have already gotten money from product placement, so they don't have to give a frick

  29. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I honestly feel bad for people who can't get fresh local seafood.

  30. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Make every restaurant Taco Bell

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      taco bell sux now

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Taco Bell basically doubled their prices and removed a lot of items several months back. Fast food has gotten to the point where it's too expensive to even bother anymore

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Fast food is no cheaper than actual restaurants at this point.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Taco Bell is the worst, they’re way too expensive for shitty Mexican you can get literally anywhere else.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          No one is going to Taco Bell for mexican, they're going for Taco Bell.

          If you're not eating Arby's mozzarella sticks, you're a fool. And, no, Black person I am not going to wait 15-20 minutes for mozz sticks from a local joint.

          For me, it's the jalapeno poppers and the bronco berry sauce.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I was genuinely perplexed by the disappearance and reappearance of the mexican pizza. And then for a while it was technically a menu item but I would go there and they would have a sign posted telling people not to bother ordering it because they ''ran out of ingredients." Seriously? You ran out of beef and beans and tomatoes? Then how the frick can you make the rest of the shit you sell?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Yum Brands is doing some economic voodoo, nothing they own should be considered good.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >Fast food has gotten to the point where it's too expensive to even bother anymore
        The beef I moved to the fridge hadn't fully defrosted so I considered getting takeout tonight until I looked up some prices on some delivery apps. Holy frick, who is still buying it? The prices are totally unjustifiable. I'm cooking that beef.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >delivery apps
          Go get it yourself. While it isnt as cheap as it used to be, its not that bad if you dont get on some fricking app.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            I'm just cooking. It's not like it's a block of ice, it's just not completely defrosted.

  31. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Love Red Lobster but it really looks like corporate mismanagement. I worked at a popular restaurant for nearly a decade until a few months ago. Upper management went pants on head moronic after the pandemic wanting us to essentially run skeleton crews while taking on more and more ghost kitchen bullshit. A lot of people ask me how in the hell we possibly could've closed. Shit sucks, it was a great job in retrospect.

  32. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    The coconut shrimp is absolutely bussin fr

  33. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Red Lobster moved on?

  34. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I've never been to Red Lobster, should I go before I can't anymore?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Yes otherwise you might miss the refried frozen fish fillets or reheated frozen shrimp with delicious sides prepared offsite

  35. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >frozen seafood

  36. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >tv shows and movies say lobster is delicious, actually making it a big deal kind of delicious
    >try some at some point
    >it isn't
    Also went to a red lobster like last year. Place smelled like fish market, food tasted cheap, and there were blacks everywhere.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      i never got the appeal of crab or lobster and my family ate it all the time growing up. you have to play with some bug exoskeleton to get a few mouthfuls of weird textured meat with a weak umami flavor.
      now mussels, clams, oysters, those are worth the hype. eat a whole bucket of clams and drink the clam-infused butter sauce from the bottom

  37. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Did the "all you can eat shrimp" deal really ruin the whole business?

  38. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I think even with zero cultural reference to the real red lobster, red lobster as a generic seafood restaurant name would work in 99% of cases
    I think the only major issue is knowing that it was a middle class kind of chain restaurant. If some guy meant to be rich and cultured used it as a punchline about dumb rednecks it would be possible not to get it, mistaking red lobster as a single higher class restaurant.

  39. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    The Red Lobster next to me has tons of black people. They got into a fight and smashed the lobster tank, so that isn’t a thing there anymore. They also regularly buy endless shrimp and then start trying to trade other people in the restaurant shrimp for tastes of the other people’s food which gets them in trouble and of course starts fights. Last I saw they basically had to have a cop stationed there and the local Walmart.

  40. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    This thread put me in a panic. Luckily, they still sell Red Lobster biscuits in the Frozen Food isle. And crab legs are the same all over.

    The only thing I'll miss is the time spent there with my family. But half of them are dead anyway. My oldest bro, he had a shellfish allergy and we made him go there all the time, kek.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >My oldest bro, he had a shellfish allergy and we made him go there all the time, kek.
      how'd he die?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Crab leg poisoning.

  41. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    What are some chains that were big in the 80s but have been defunct for a while?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Sears, Kmart, Woolworths, Ames, Toys R Us.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        What are some chains that were big in the 80s but have been defunct for a while?

        Radio Shack

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          I remember going there for something small like a particular resistor or transistor and paying their 5000 percent markup

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          damn i remember going there with my dad to buy rc cars 🙁

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Steak N Ale

  42. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Ahhh men, i go there with my dad all the time. That sucks. There is local crab place tho, we will probably switch to that, a little more pricey.

  43. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    my local red lobster was one of the closures. It's a shame because it was literally the closest restaurant to our house, so we visited it semi frequently (maybe like once every 6- 8 weeks). I always enjoyed it, and I am truly upset it's no longer in my town. The same goes for our Houlihans. Fricking hell covid really killed this place.

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  44. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    flyover culture.

  45. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >is there a way to prevent this from ruining great movies?
    Simple, don't write dated dialogue with a bunch of pop culture references

  46. 1 month ago
    A.C. Slater

    tried showing this to A.C. Junior and he couldnt understand

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      People are so fat on average now you couldnt have phone booths even if you were able to use them.

  47. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    You think a fricking seafood restaurant is some kind of arcane incomprehensible concept?

  48. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I remember when you could buy live lobsters from a tank at Walmart

  49. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I don't know.
    >Eagle Eye references Circuit City, when it would go out of business within six months
    >Man of Steel has a scene inside a "Sears Hometown" which was at risk for extinction even back in 2013
    >there was a movie where this talking monkey was obsessed with TGI Friday's, even though the chain was long past its peak and stores have closed left and right, I don't see even see the "potato skins" chips in grocery stores anymore

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >I don't see even see the "potato skins" chips in grocery stores anymore
      Frick, I just realized I haven't either. Those things were good though.

  50. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    You had ten years.
    Indoor.
    Shrimp.
    Farming.

  51. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Way my gonna spend tax refund now

  52. 1 month ago
    Anonymous
    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      First job was at Suncoast...Loved working there like you wouldnt believe! Worked with people who all loved kino and we got to watch it all day everyday. Whatever we wanted to watch we would just pull off the shelf and stomp on the container, then write it off for store use. It was the only place I ever worked that I liked being at. That is until Best-Buy bought them. Went downhill fast after that, forced us to try and push stupid shit at the register like subscriptions to Entertainment Weekly and other moronic shit. Hate Best-Buy to this day for how they destroyed Suncoast.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        did you also enjoy because it was a retail store that almost never sold anything, so you never had to do any real work?

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Yes. Probably only had to help 20-30 people in any given 6 hour shift. And those people all loved kino. It was truly magical

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >forced us to try and push stupid shit at the register like subscriptions to Entertainment Weekly and other moronic shit. Hate Best-Buy to this day for how they destroyed Suncoast.

        The thing I've come to realize is when you encounter this sort of seemingly moronic policy it's usually only implemented because, to some extent, it works. We go to Best Buy and they ask for our phone number and if we want to sign up for a credit card or make a donation to whatever and we say "lol why the frick would I want to do that." But the average consoomer is like "I can save 10% on today's purchase if I agree to use a store credit card with a 98% APR? I'd be stupid NOT to do it!" I still remember the time Mom decided to be nice and buy me a PS4 as a birthday gift. She also bought the extended protection plan from gamestop that we all think no one buys. Why? Because they strongly suggested it and she can't refuse even the most tepid sales pitch. It was just that simple.

        It's like this with everything we hate. Why does spam exist? Because somebody somewhere falls for it. Why all the robocalls and fake dating site profiles? Because some old lady actually wired the guy in Nigeria $10,000 to help him get his visa so he could come to the states and marry her because he loves her, don't you know. At this point I'm as disgusted with the stupidity that renders people susceptible to this crap as the people who push it

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >it works
          sad but true. Just today I was shopping for my dad (has had several strokes and I am his care taker) and when I got back to the car he showed me a text he got and asked if it was legit. It was from his "bank" telling him they would shut his account unless he logged in NOW! I couldn't believe I had to tell him it was an obvious scam. He was a smart and successful business man in his past life. Its a hard reality realizing how people can fall into such dumb traps

  53. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    it's out of business? I went to the states (Ausgay) after COVID and there was one in Hawaii, the food was shit and expensive very similar to something like our tgi Fridays or hogsbreath cafes which also have closed

  54. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Sopranos was really great at that, I learned what Earl Scheib was because of them.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earl_Scheib

  55. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >You now remember Farrell's Ice Cream Parlor

  56. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I've only been to Red Lobster 2 or 3 times as a kid and it left fond memories for me. The last time I went there was a very big black woman there and I just couldn't stop staring at her. The way her lips were like fat sausages and how she slurped and sucked the lobster meat into her gullet. The way her brightly patterned spandex bodysuit barely contained her bulging rolls. How she jounced and grunted at every guttural exertion. The glisten of the tiny beads of sweat covering her thick forehead skin.

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