The news is getting worse for Red Lobster fans. I guess we should have expected this.

More local Red Lobster restaurants may be closed, amid the company's bankruptcy filing, according to 6ABC Philadelphia. Keep reading to see if your favorite location is one of the locations on the chopping block.

Right before the bankruptcy announcement, the chain abruptly closed about 50 locations across the country, including the seemingly popular Lawrenceville location, shocking many customers.

Red Lobster Abruptly Closes Many Locations
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It's so sad to see what was once the largest seafood restaurant chain in the world now struggling to stay afloat.

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Since the COVID-19 pandemic, which began back in 2020, many restaurants that were very successful and seemed invincible, have failed.

Red Lobster says it is more than $1 billion dollars in debt. The reasons given for the debt are competition, bad marketing decisions (the Endless Shrimp promotion lost the company about $11 million), higher food prices because of inflation, and mismanagement.

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New court filings last week revealed more locations are "in danger of closing," if they fail to renegotiate their leases, according to the article.

These locations in New Jersey are:

- 3003 Route 130 South in Delran

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- 4411 Black Horse Pike in Mays Landing

- 211 Route 17 South in Paramus

In Pennsylvania:

- 425 West DeKalb Pike in King of Prussia

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- 935 Wayne Avenue in Chambersburg

- 4766 McKnight Road in Pittsburgh

READ MORE: Popular Jersey Shore Restaurant/Bar Expanding to Mercer County

As part of the bankruptcy restructuring plan, Red Lobster would be sold to lenders, then would get financing to survive.

There were close to 600 Red Lobsters across America, but now that number will be considerably lower.

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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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Thanks to his wife Kylie growing up in the Suburban Philadelphia area and playing his entire NFL career for the Eagles, Jason Kelce has now planted his life here in Eagles Country. After vacationing in Sea Isle City for years, the Kelces have purchased a Beach House in South Jersey. Makes sense considering Sea Isle City is one of the 50 Best Places to Retire in New Jersey and one of the best towns to live in Cape May County.
Reportedly sold for $2.2 Million right off the boardwalk, check out Jason Kelce's Sea Isle City Beach House

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