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Mother’s Day Brawl At Red Lobster Is Peak Quarantine Mess

Hello, it’s May 13, day 48 in quarantine orders if you’re in California, and caca is getting real. Personalities are coming out like Zuul from Ghostbusters and wreaking havoc and it looks like not being able to eat, hug and be merry with our parents on Mother’s Day weekend really got to some of us.

Exhibit A: over the weekend a Red Lobster customer started an all-out brawl at a chain located in East York, Pennsylvania because it was taking too long to get her biscuits.

An unidentified woman abruptly went berserk on Sunday after having to wait for three hours for her order at Red Lobster.

The woman, who identifies herself in the video as “Kathy Hill” had, according to the recording been wanting a refund after waiting outside of the restaurant for three hours. Shouting, while not wearing a mask and attempting to push her way inside of the restaurant, Hill screamed for a refunded demanding “I want my money refunded!”

A whole crew of Red Lobster employees had to hold their ground at the door while Karen— I mean Hill— attempted to “here’s johnny!” her way into the store. The whole thing escalated when Hill got real crabby and slapped an employee who eventually had enough and pulled the customer’s hair.

As if things weren’t fishy enough, Hill then claimed she had been attacked.

“I was assaulted and have a whole crowd to see it,” Hill claims triumphantly after the other employees finally lodged their Red Lobster peer’s hand from her hair. Soon after the altercation, the employees retreated indoors while others continued to complain about the wait.

According to reports, police in Springettsbury Township came to the restaurant and spoke to the employees involved in the incident.

The New York Post says, “the woman in the video had already left, but cops caught up with her elsewhere, the newspaper reports.” Though no charges have been filed in the incident yet, it apparently remains under investigation. It is important to note that the restaurant was open to only employees at the time, and according to the Post, a Red Lobster spokeswoman said in a statement that some guests experienced “long wait times” on Mother’s Day because of to COVID-19 and operational changes.

“It is always our goal to provide our guests with a great seafood experience, and unfortunately, for some guests, we did not meet that goal on Sunday,” the spokesperson said in the statement. “We are working to better understand what occurred and how we can prevent it occurring in the future. That said, we do not tolerate violence for any reason in our restaurants.”

By this morning, Red Lobster was trending on Twitter and the original Twitter post had been shared and liked thousands of times.

While it looks like no one was severely, physically hurt by the altercation, it does look like the buckling pressure of the pandemic is getting to a lot of us.

Keep calm, kids!

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Latinas Share Why They Wanted To Teach Their Children Their Native Language

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Latinas Share Why They Wanted To Teach Their Children Their Native Language

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In a world with so much rising intersectionality and access to language tools, many still feel that passing along the traditions of their languages is necessary. Studies have shown for decades that children who grow up in an environment where they’re exposed to different languages have a pathway ahead of them that is full of promise. Particularly when it comes to education and career opportunities.

But why else do some parents find it essential to teach their children their family’s native languages?

Recently, we asked Latinas why learning their native language is important to them.

Check out the answer below!

“So they can be a voice for others in their community .” –_saryna_


“Besides the fact that bilingual kids use more of their brains. I’d like to teach my baby my native language so they can feel closer to our roots and be able to communicate/connect with our community not just in the US, but in Latin America too.” –shidume

“So that when the opportunity arises they can pursue their endeavors with nothing holding them back!” –candymtz13


“It not only helps them be multilingual, but also reminded them of their ancestry. Their roots. It builds a certain connection that cannot be broken.”-yeimi_herc


“So they can communicate with their grandparents, so they have double the opportunities growing up so they know their roots. So many reasons.”
elizabethm_herrera

“Know where you came from, being bilingual for more job opportunities later, being able to communicate with family members.”- panabori25

“I don’t have children but I think a language is tied to the culture. For me Spanish is a direct representation of how romantic and dramatic and over the top in the most beautiful way latin culture is. Also I’m Dominican and we just blend and make up words which really represents how crazy my family is.” –karenmarie15


“If I don’t and they lose ties to their people meaning my family who only speaks Spanish and Italian than I myself am harming them. As a preschool teacher I always tell parents English will happen eventually that’s the universal language but teach them their home home language the one that grandma/pa and the rest of the family speaks. They lose their identity. Sure they make up their own eventually but they must never forget where they come from.” –ta_ta1009


“So he doesn’t lose the connection to his grandmother and great grandfather who only speak spanish. So if he ever hears someone struggling to communicate he can help and feel a sense of pride in his roots/culture. 🇸🇻 plus 🤞🤞 I want him to pick up a 3rd language too!” –cardcrafted

“To give them more opportunities in life. I feel that some stories can only be told with authenticity when they’re in their native language. If you have the opportunity to do so, please do.” –titanyashigh

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Mountain Dew Margaritas Are Apparently A Thing At Red Lobster Now?

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Mountain Dew Margaritas Are Apparently A Thing At Red Lobster Now?

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We’ve seen all kinds of takes on the timeless classic that is a Margarita. From frozen Margaritas to ones with cranberry juice and dashes of blue curaçao and twists of basil and ginger beer we’ve literally seen it all. Or so we thought.

Recently, Red Lobster announced that they’re doing a Mountain Dew-take on the beloved and salty tequila cocktail.

Red Lobster’s DEW-Garita promises to set you aglow.

The drink is the first official Mountain Dew cocktail and of course, it is bright lime green. While the cocktail’s recipe is being kept strictly under wraps, like everything at Red Lobster’s, it’s supposed to pair “perfectly” with Red Lobster’s iconic Cheddar Bay Biscuits.

“Red Lobster is thrilled to work with PepsiCo, not only because it has a great portfolio of brands, but specifically because of the food and beverage innovation possibilities,” Nelson Griffin,the Senior Vice President and Chief Supply Chain Officer at Red Lobster said in a statement about the drink.

Red Lobster’s DEW-Garita is due to debut at Red Lobster locations nationwide in September and by the end of 2020.

The Margarita is an iconic Mexican drink related to a drink called Rhe Daisy.

The classic Tequila sour cocktail is one of the most beloved cocktails in the world. According to Wine Enthusiast “One story claims that the drink was created in 1938, as Mexican restaurant owner Carlos (Danny) Herrera mixed it for gorgeous Ziegfeld showgirl Marjorie King. Supposedly, Tequila was the only alcohol that King would abide, so Herrera added lime juice and salt.”

To make your own classic Margarita check out this recipe below

Ingredients

  • Coarse salt
  • Lime wedge
  • 2 ounces white Tequila
  • 1 ounce orange liqueur
  • 1 ounce lime juice

Directions

Shake out coarse salt on a plate. Wet the rim of a glass by using the lime wedge. Press the rim of the glass in the plate of salt to coat. Add ice to the glass.

Fill a cocktail shaker with ice and add the rest of the ingredients. Shake well, and pour into the prepared glass over ice.

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