Every time I go out with friends or family Red Lobster comes up, that place is nasty. Rubbery seafood why would you pay for the nasty stuff.
Yet people pack the parking lots of places like Olive Garden (gross) Ruby Tuesdays (gross) Applebbee's (gross). Even Carrabba's and Macaroni grill suck now, they have gone way downhill.
Here's a tip, download the Yelp App, and Chowhound. You will find good local places to eat. Stop eating at those vomit factories.