One of the biggest hoax stories of 2013. Editor at Rocky City Times, Greg Henderson, wrote the article and reported to AM 820 news “it shows that American’s do over-eat a little, based on the fact that this story was picked up by news stations and was believable.” Social media was taken by storm by this outlandish tale of a man consuming 413 Red Lobster biscuits. Rocky City Times posted this article June 22, 2013:
A local food writer was rushed to UAMS hospital last night after consuming 413 Cheddar Bay Biscuits from Red Lobster. Doctors confirm that he slipped into a coma shortly after being admitted into the emergency room.
Kevin Shalin, better known as The Mighty Rib, joined a number of fellow food writers and critics to try the highest grossing restaurants in the metro area. The group chose Red Lobster of North Little Rock to start the journey because of the restaurant’s long standing place atop the highest grossing in the area, despite being unseated in the last few years by Golden Corral.
According to witnesses Shalin spoke about not eating at a Red Lobster since he was 5 years old. “He had no clue what to expect,” local food writer Daniel Walker tells us. “He sat down at the bar while we were waiting on a table and he decided to try one of the biscuits. He thought they were the most wonderful thing he ever placed in his mouth.”
Red Lobster’s signature Cheddar Bay Biscuits are given out to guest free with meals in unlimited quantities. The restaurant list the biscuits as 150 calories each and a chef for the restaurant tells us they have approximately 1/8th of a stick of butter in each. UAMS doctors are speculating that it is the equivalent of 51.5 sticks of butter that Shalin ate that is causing the coma. –rockycitytimes.com
Red Lobster released this statement after the story was posted:
The story is completely satirical, published by a news satire website in Little Rock called Rock City Times, dubbed as “Arkansas’ 2most unreliable news source.” People do love our complimentary Cheddar Bay Biscuits … they even have their own Facebook page … which, no doubt, is why they lent themselves to this parody.”