It’s Chain Week here on the Food & More blog.
Yes, every day this week I will visit one branch of a multi-unit restaurant. Food writers tend to stay away from chains (with one notable exception). When they do venture into the land of vibrating buzzers, you can usually smell the agenda in the writing like a cheap cologne.
I will try to get through this exercise not as a vinyl-banquette sociologist but as a restaurant reviewer who wants nothing more than to show people where to dine well and warn them about places to avoid. I will pledge not to take any potshots at foodservice corporations, American eating habits, other customers and menu lingo. I’m just looking for good eats.
Can you find them at Red Lobster? Specifically, the Red Lobster on Candler Road in South Dekalb?
Most likely, if you get this meal: