doxie, maybe it's regional-- we ordered an "all the meats" a week or so ago, and I could not believe what we got; it had 2-3 pepperoni, couple of ham bits, and a small sprinkle of ground beef (I think--not enough of it there to tell) and no sausage that I could find. I think with "the recession" going on this franchise owner might be trying to save money, or maybe the teens working in there weren't paying attention to what they were doing, but anyway, I'll give them one more chance and then switch pizza places.
norealityhere, Red Lobster uses seafood shipped from 'wherever' to all over the country, so their product is all the same. i'm not sure if it's frozen or not, but anyway,it's not as fresh as what you get in locally owned coastal places because the local place normally buys seafood off the boat in most cases. Still, RL is ok, though we have a place near here that I like better--has a driver that trucks in fish from the coast every day. I am in the habit of asking, even in the 'local' places, whether the fish or seafood is "local", as if a certain item is out of season, they may sub in forzen and even farmed seafood. Which is not the end of the world, but if I'm paying for fresh and local, that's what I expect to get. There is a difference!