Published reports say four Red Lobster restaurants in New Jersey are among the roughly 50 locations across the country that abruptly closed on Monday.

And just how sudden were those closures?

Liquidators are already selling every item in those restaurants and workers that were impacted say they received no notice, many after years of service.

Red Lobster Abruptly Closes Restaurants

As of Tuesday morning, the dust was still settling, and exactly how many restaurants shut down wasn't quite known.

Published reports indicate the number was somewhere between 40 and possibly more than 80 in over two dozen states.

Red Lobster on Route 35 in Oakhurst NJ closed in 2022 - Photo: Google Maps
Red Lobster on Route 35 in Oakhurst NJ closed in 2022 - Photo: Google Maps
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Red Lobster, with well over 600 restaurants across the country, has been rumored to be looking for either a buyer or could file for bankruptcy protection to restructure its debt.

The chain has not officially commented on the restaurants that it closed.

Closed Red Lobster Restaurants in New Jersey

KXTV-TV in Sacramento, CA, published a list of restaurants that were listed as "closed" on Red Lobster's website and they included the following locations in New Jersey:

  • Route 10, Roxbury Township/Ledgewood
  • Brunswick Pike, Lawrenceville
  • Route 18, East Brunswick
  • U.S. Route 22, Bridgewater
Red Lobster on Route 18 in East Brunswick NJ has reportedly closed for good
Red Lobster on Route 18 in East Brunswick NJ has reportedly closed for good - Photo: Google Maps
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Red Lobster Closings in PA, DE, NY

Only one Red Lobster reportedly closed in Pennsylvania (Erie) and none were reported in Delaware.

New York, however, saw around ten restaurants across that state close.

This is a developing story that will be updated when more information becomes available.

Restaurants that closed in New Jersey During 2023

Here are some of the restaurants that closed their doors around New Jersey in 2023 listed alphabetically. Did your favorite restaurant close in 2023? Contact reporter Dan Alexander at Dan.Alexander@townsquaremedia.com.

Gallery Credit: Dan Alexander

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