If all of the Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuits served in one day were stacked up, it would tower the height of the Empire State Building 137 times!

We’ve been eating Cheddar Bay Biscuits at Red Lobster for 25 years now. Surely that calculation would have our biscuit consumption reaching the moon and back.

That’s right. For a quarter century we’ve been craving those fresh out-of-the-oven cheddary carb bombs.

The mid-range seafood restaurant first starting offering the biscuits in 1992. Originally offered as “freshly baked, hot cheese garlic bread,” the biscuits changed name a few years later to better reflect the other seaside offerings of the restaurant and more accurately describe what they are — I mean, they are definitely biscuits, no?

You may remember, they were also originally served to guests waiting to be seated, rather than in a basket table side. The biscuits became so popular, guests requested them with their meals, so Red Lobster decided to serve them as a sit-down starter.

To celebrate 25 years, the restaurant is giving away Cheddar Bay Biscuit themed items like lip balm, t-shirts and foam replicas of CBBs. Fresh Catch Club members have a chance to win.

Red Lobster CBB Fun Facts:

  • If all of the biscuits served in one year were spread across the U.S., they would stretch from coast to coast 5 times.
  • More than 8,000 pounds of cheddar cheese is used to make CBBs each day.
  • About 1.1 million CBBs are eaten every day.
  • The biscuits were originally created as an alternative to hushpuppies, which were popular at the time.

(h/t RestaurantNews.com)

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Meghan is a full-time writer exploring the fun facts behind food. She lives a healthy lifestyle but lives for breakfast, dessert and anything with marinara. She’s thrown away just as many meals as she’s proud of.