Someone Shelled Out $2.1 Billion for Red Lobster. Here’s What They Got, in Fish

By Todd Wasserman

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Darden Restaurants unloaded the underperforming Red Lobster chain on Friday to investment firm Golden Gate Capital for $2.1 billion

Best known for Olive Garden these days, Darden is planning to use the proceeds of $1.6 billion after tax and transaction costs, towards paying down debt and buying back shares. At Golden Gate, Red Lobster will join the San Francisco-based firm’s other restaurant properties, California Pizza Kitchen and On the Border

Golden Gate has its work cut out for it with Red Lobster, which has been …read more

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