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Celeb Secrets: Red Lobster Declares Bankruptcy, Find Out Which Stars Were Once Part of the Team

Red Lobster, the beloved seafood chain, is swimming in troubled waters as it files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. This unfortunate move follows the recent closure of numerous restaurants due to financial distress. However, fear not, as this bankruptcy filing aims to keep the remaining branches afloat, at least for the time being. 

The nation's biggest seafood chain unveiled its distressing situation on Sunday night, pointing fingers at burdensome leases, skyrocketing labor costs, and, surprisingly enough, its legendary all-you-can-eat shrimp deal. In hindsight, perhaps offering shrimp in unlimited quantities was a tad too generous!

According to court filings, Red Lobster has an astonishing number of more than 100,000 creditors. Their estimated assets and liabilities fall between a whopping $1 billion to $10 billion. Surely, this financial turmoil has left the taste of distress lingering in their mouths.

Now, let's shift gears and dive into something more intriguing - the stars who once graced the halls of Red Lobster before they found fame. Brace yourselves for this star-studded list!

First on our A-list is the one and only Beyoncé. Before becoming the queen we all know and adore, she briefly worked at a Red Lobster restaurant in her hometown, Houston, Texas. Who would've thought the future queen of pop had humble beginnings in the seafood industry?

Next up, we have the fierce and talented Nicki Minaj, who, in interviews, revealed that she once donned the Red Lobster uniform while attending performing arts school in the glamorous streets of New York City. Talk about a rags-to-riches shrimp tale!

Our list wouldn't be complete without mentioning the dashing Chris Pratt. Before he became everyone's favorite superhero in "Guardians of the Galaxy" and "Jurassic World," Pratt worked his way through the ranks at a Red Lobster in the beautiful Hawaiian islands. From serving seafood to becoming the star of the silver screen, he's certainly made quite a splash!

Who could forget the lovable and witty David Hyde Pierce? Known for his unforgettable role as Niles Crane on the hit TV show "Frasier," Pierce had humble beginnings as a waiter at Red Lobster. It's safe to say he mastered the art of serving both seafood and humor!Ashton Kutcher, the charismatic actor and entrepreneur, also graced the Red Lobster scene before his rise to stardom. This leading man, known for his roles in "That '70s Show" and "Two and a Half Men," started off his career as a humble busboy at the seafood chain. From clearing tables to becoming a Hollywood sensation, Kutcher's journey is a true testament to the American dream.

Last but certainly not least, we have the talented Erica Ash. This actress and comedian hustled at Red Lobster while in college, tackling the challenges of serving up seafood all while pursuing her dreams.

These celebrities, like many others, have expressed their gratitude for their time at Red Lobster. The experience provided them with valuable life lessons and financial stability before propelling them to superstardom in their respective careers.

While Red Lobster may currently be struggling against the tides, we can't help but appreciate the lasting impact it has had on so many lives. From serving shrimp to shaping stars, this seafood empire has certainly left its mark on Hollywood.


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