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Restaurants Continue to Fool Customers By Selling Cheap Fish Disguised as Lobster-blogged by @thereal__bee ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ A report from #InsideEdition has revealed that many restaurants are ripping customers off by serving them cheap imitation lobster instead of the real thing. The report found that more than 1/3 of the restaurants they examined across the country served cheap seafood disguised as lobster. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ For the test, #InsideEdition examined 28 different restaurants, from #RedLobster all the way to mom-and-pop restaurants. The team ordered lobster dishes from each restaurant and sent the meat to a lab for DNA testing. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ From testing lobster samples from three different Red Lobster locations, the results determined that one sample featured just langostino—a “less expensive seafood more closely related to a hermit crab than lobster”—while the remaining samples were a mix of lobster and langostino. A spokesperson for #RedLobster admitted that the food was not 100% lobster, claiming that the langostino used was due to the “seasonality and availability” of lobster. The spokesperson also mentioned that the bisque dish can often contain Maine lobster, or langostino, or both. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Unfortunately this is not the 1st time restaurants have been called out for being too frugal. Last year, 9 sushi restaurants in California were called out for selling lobster rolls that didn't include any actual lobster. Instead, they used cheap fish like crawfish and pollock to fool customers.
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