Month: March 2006

The Best Kept Secret In Independence, MO

On my way to Hy-Vee for some groceries I was again amazed at a sight I have come to see often in Independence. And throughout my occasional travel from city to city it remains a sight I have not seen anywhere else. Not from California to Virginia, Wisconsin to Florida or anywhere in between.

Yet, every night of the week, it doesn’t matter, the Red Lobster of Independence is always busy.

Even on Christmas they were busy.

So what’s the draw? How can a average, national chain, seafood place always be this busy? Why aren’t other Red Lobster’s this busy?

Several months ago I dined at the Red Lobster hoping to get these questions answered. It’s not the nice display of crabs in a tank by the door that keep people coming back. It’s definatley not the “Long John Silver’s-esk” decor. The moderate menu, average service and average food gave me few clues.

My questions linger.
Crab cake anyone?