This post was sponsored by Red Lobster. All views and text are mine.
True confession: I love food. I love to eat them and I love making them. So I was naturally ecstatic when I was invited to tour and dine in at the newly renovated Red Lobster restaurant in their Manassas, Virginia location (7505 Broken Branch Lane). Not only do I love seafood, but Red Lobster is also one of my family’s top favorite restaurants to go to! 🙂
Our Restaurant Tour
Opened on March 1, 1993, the Red Lobster in Manassas has been a staple in the community and I learned that most of the team members grew up in Manassas and are active members of the community.
I brought along my husband and stepson during my visit at the Red Lobster in Manassas and we were warmly welcomed by Jesse Green, the General Manager of this location. Jesse gave us a tour of the completely renovated restaurant and we were impressed by the massive changes. We have been to this restaurant many times before and the whole new setup and overall ambience were nothing like before.
“Having the first fully redesigned Red Lobster test right here in Manassas is a testament to our strong team, and more importantly, the strong community in which we operate. We’re excited to invite guests to come re-experience Red Lobster – our regulars who we’ve had the pleasure of getting to know over the years, those who share their special celebrations with us, and those who maybe haven’t dined with us in some time”, said Jesse Green.
I also learned that when developing the prototype, Red Lobster conducted extensive consumer research to learn what guests value the most when dining out. Guests shared that they wanted a variety of ways to enjoy the dining experience – from big celebrations to date night to a Monday night family dinner or quick takeout. Red Lobster in Manassas is designed to address these guest needs through updated features.
The Lobby offers a welcoming entry point featuring a nautical star and comfortable waiting area. You’ll notice a new digital chalkboard which has information on current events and menu offerings like Today’s Fresh Fish.
The contemporized bar area features lounge-style seating and community tables – which are great for enjoying drinks, appetizers or tasting plates. More TVs have been added to the bar area for game-watching and hanging out and there is also an even wider selection of beer on tap.