On February 6, Beyoncé released the music video for Formation, which mentioned Red Lobster in the lyric “When he fuck me good, I take his ass to Red Lobster.” Then, Red Lobster sales shot up 33 percent. And, basically, Red Lobster is now the new Chipotle. Here are some of the best tweets about Red Lobster post-Beyoncé mention.
1. Worth the allergic reaction
I haven’t been to Red Lobster in 30 years. I’m allergic to seafood. But now I kinda wanna go.
— roxane gay (@rgay) February 7, 2016
It’s just the power of Beyoncé.
2. #RedLobster is now trending
i’m glad that this is finally red lobster’s time to shine
— #BrittanySpanos (@ohheybrittany) February 7, 2016
It’s about time someone recognized their biscuits.
3. TRUE LOVE
Five words. Eighteen letters. Say it, and I’m yours.
When she took you to red lobster yesterday and now she back with her main like nothing happened pic.twitter.com/ORKez2jAar
— #VicWearsCoolPants (@CountOnVic) February 7, 2016
5. Reading wikiHow articles for advice
Get back in there and earn that Red Lobster pic.twitter.com/0azUJNvf05
— Metro Nukin (@ChizNuke) February 7, 2016
Step one: THINK ABOUT THE CHEDDAR BEY BISCUITS.
6. Vegetarians like Red Lobster too
I’m vegetarian, but I think I might still be deserving of the red lobster invite.
— Spread Love (@mickjenkins) February 6, 2016
They sell salads there too, right?
7. Red Lobster > Olive Garden
Take your main piece to Red Lobster. Take your side piece to Olive Garden. Don’t give a breadstick level person your cheddar biscuit love.
— DJ Heat (@DJHeatDC) February 6, 2016
That breadsticks meme was so 2015.
8. Employee training manual
red lobster employees i urge you all to walk outside and spit on the floor of your lesser olive garden brethren
— maria sherman (@mariasherm) February 6, 2016
Olive Garden doesn’t even have lobster.
9. Red Lobster’s response
Picturing the Red Lobster CEO screaming into a red phone: “RAISE PRICES ON THE CHEDDAR BISCUITS! DO IT NOW GODDAMIT! TONY, I SWEAR TO GOD!”
— Ashley C. Ford (@iSmashFizzle) February 6, 2016
*Cheddar Bey Biscuits
10. Remember to get reservations
how many ppl do you think are gonna go to red lobster for valentine’s day this year
— Spencer Niemetz (@SPENCERcNIEMETZ) February 9, 2016
It’ll be worth the wait.
“Marco Rubio got f#@ked so hard he had to take Chris Christie to Red Lobster.” – Trevor Noah. pic.twitter.com/XB3R4PouRf
— The Daily Show (@TheDailyShow) February 9, 2016
And afterwards, they stopped for some “Christie” Kreme Doughnuts.
@diplo 10 mins into Red Lobster and Valentine’s and he give you this look
— Divya Taneja (@divtorted) February 8, 2016
Why Netflix and chill when you could Red Lobster and Valentine’s?
13. Jay-Z loves Red Lobster
Jay got the glo cuz he got word he going me to red lobster later pic.twitter.com/1ADm0gywMg
— Phillis Twheatley (@YungCostanza) February 7, 2016
#NoFilter #Candid #Blessed
When you have no one to take to red lobster pic.twitter.com/0X7WkKqSi6
— AndreasChoice (@AndreasChoice) February 6, 2016
It’s okay, we’ll just celebrate Valentine’s Day alone.
15. And, when Red Lobster finally replied
— Red Lobster (@redlobster) February 7, 2016
24 HOURS AND THEY TWEET THIS?
16. After taking FOREVER
RED LOBSTER SOCIAL MEDIA INTERN: i’m gonna take saturday off, boss. that okay?
BOSS: nothin wrong with that. have a good one.
— Ethan Booker (@Ethan_Booker) February 6, 2016
To do: get more social media interns.
17. Hours later…
Red Lobster hasn’t tweeted because the social media manager is now a waiter due to high demand.
— Jozen C. (@jozenc) February 6, 2016
Now hiring: unpaid social media intern.
18. Red Lobster when it finally checks Twitter
— Matthew A. Cherry (@MatthewACherry) February 7, 2016
“You’re welcome” — Beyoncé.
For even more chain restaurants: