The last time I ate at Red Lobster was the one in Fresno. Just a couple of weeks ago.
Is Lobster supposed to smell like the stagnant water under a pier? That's what it smelled like. I don't eat it enough to remember for sure, but I don't remember it ever smelling so... yucky.
But now one's opening within convenient walking distance of my home. The problem is, I would have to walk past a much better seafood restaurant to get there, and if the 'Olive Garden' right next to that location is any indication, it will be mobbed by the same clueless idiots who stand in line, holding buzzers, waiting to eat the worst italian food, ever, while other, far better restaurants have seats available, nearby.
There's a good 10~20% chance the Red Lobster will drive a stake into the little seafood place's heart. It'll open in summer, the time all the other restaurants are struggling to stay afloat. And it will suck a lot of customers over to be turned off of seafood for who-knows-how-long.