(NEWSnet/AP) – Red Lobster has announced it is closing nearly 50 of seafood restaurants across more than 20 states.

Red Lobster has been struggling for some time. With lease and labor costs piling up in recent years, the chain is now reportedly considering filing for bankruptcy.

The restaurant chain began with one family-owned site in 1968 in Lakeland, Florida, its corporate website says, and expanded to locations from coast to coast.

Thai Union first invested in Red Lobster in 2016 and bumped up its stake in 2020.

At the time of the January announcement on its plans to divest, CEO Thiraphong Chansiri said the COVID-19 pandemic, industry headwinds and rising operating costs had impacted Red Lobster and resulted in “prolonged negative financial contributions to Thai Union and its shareholders.”

And then there’s been the problem of endless shrimp.

Last year, Red Lobster significantly expanded its iconic all-you-can-eat shrimp deal. But customer demand overwhelmed what the chain could afford.

Here’s a look at which locations will be closing, state by state.

Alabama: Auburn, Decatur

California: Redding, Rohnert Park, Sacramento, San Diego, Torrance

Colorado: Denver, Lakewood, Lone Tree, Wheat Ridge

Florida: Altamonte Springs, Gainesville, Hialeah, Largo, Orlando

Georgia: Athens, Dublin, Roswell

Idaho: Lewiston

Illinois: Bloomingdale, Danville

Indiana: Elkhart, Indianapolis

Iowa: Council Bluffs, Waterloo

Maryland: Columbia, Gaithersburg, Laurel, Silver Spring

Michigan: Fort Gratiot

Mississippi: D’lberville

New York: Amherst, Kingston, Rochester

New Jersey: Ledgewood

North Dakota: Grand Forks

Oklahoma: Lawton

South Carolina: Myrtle Beach

Texas: Lake Jackson, Long View, San Antonio

Virginia: Colonial Heights, Newport News, Williamsburg

Washington: Silverdale

Wisconsin: La Crosse, Wauwatosa

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