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Flavor Flav Is Getting His Own Signature Meal at Red Lobster: ‘My Fave Dishes’

Flavor Flav is doing everything he can to make sure Red Lobster survives its financial woes. The Public Enemy rapper has partnered with the seafood chain for his own signature meal.

Red Lobster announced the launch of Flavor Flav’s Faves on Monday (July 1), featuring all of the New York native’s go-to items when ordering at the restaurant. Hand picked by Flav himself, the off-menu Faves order includes Maine lobster tail, snow crab legs, garlic shrimp scampi and a bacon mac and cheese plus a choice of any one side.

Once Flavor Flav got word that Red Lobster had filed for bankruptcy protection in May, he sprung into action. Flav actually ordered every item off the menu for dinner to feed him and his family one night in June.

“Ya boy said he wuz gonna do everything to help Red Lobster and save the Cheddar Bay Biscuits,,, ordered the whole menu,” he captioned a photo of his spread on Instagram in June.

About a week later, conversations were productive enough between Flav and RL to have him star in a Crab Your Way campaign ad. In celebration of Crabfest, Flav voices the commercial announcing the launch of new Cajun butter and roasted garlic butter flavors.

According to the Associated Press, Red Lobster filed for bankruptcy protection in May after closing dozens of locations across the United States. However, the chain promised to continue operating its 600 restaurants while looking for a sale. 

“This restructuring is the best path forward for Red Lobster. It allows us to address several financial and operational challenges and emerge stronger and re-focused on our growth,” company CEO Jonathan Tibus said at the time.

It’s a busy summer for Flavor Flav, who is also serving as an ambassador for the USA women’s and men’s water polo teams as they gear up to head to Paris for the 2024 Olympics. Flav signed a five-year sponsorship deal and made a contribution to the women’s Olympic team.

Flavor Flav was inspired by a post by the women’s water polo team captain Maggie Steffens looking for financial help for the team, and that’s when the rapper stepped in. Steffens and Flav joined CBS Mornings on Monday (July 1) to officially announce the sponsorship deal.

“These women out here, first of all, the women’s water polo team out here busting their butt to make the United States look good. And they chasing this dream, you know what I’m saying? And I learned they got three back-to-back gold medals,” he said. Flav added that he didn’t know much about water polo, but became aware of the team’s story through his manager and wanted to help as their hype man.

Find more about the Red Lobster meal and Flavor Flav’s involvement with the Olympic water polo team below.

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