What Does Red Lobster Think Of "Formation"? The Company's Response Is Pretty Underwhelming
You would think when the biggest star on the planet gives a company an amazing shout-out, they would be quick to reply. However, when Beyoncé's "Formation" gave Red Lobster a major nod with the empowering line, "When he f*** me good, I take him to Red Lobster," it took the restaurant chain hours to respond. Bey's fans were busy freaking out over the amazing lyric, but Red Lobster took its time formulating a response, and the final product was actually pretty tame. On Saturday night, the company tweeted, "Cheddar Bey Biscuits" has a nice ring to it, don't you think?"
Cheddar Bey Biscuits, Red Lobster? That's it? I don't even think the "has a nice ring to it" is a callback to "Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)," although if it was, I'd be pretty impressed. It's a bit disappointing that Red Lobster had hours to think up a witty response, knowing that their newly adoring public was waiting, and this was the best they could come up with. Besides, everyone already knew that those cheddar biscuits were damn good.
In the time since the tweet's appearance, Bey fans have already called the company out with hilarious accuracy. Check out the original Tweet below, as well as the best fan responses to Red Lobster's comment. Maybe the next time Queen Bey gives a company some flawless free advertising, it can come up with something more interesting than a joke about biscuits.
This User Who Knows The Disappointment Is Real
The whole world is making that face at you, Red Lobster.
This User Who Doesn't Understand Why This Tweet Took So Long
Honestly, the answer to how it took Red Lobster hours to compose this Tweet could be an X-File.
This User Who Speaks For Everyone
It was like expecting candy in your Halloween basket and getting a toothbrush.
This Flawless Spongebob Reference
Let this be a lesson, Red Lobster: Pop culture waits for no one, no matter how delicious their biscuits are.
YouTube Maven Loey Lane Reveals A Shocking Twist
Hey, Cheddar "Bey" Biscuits already (sort of) exist!
This User Would Make An Excellent Teacher
That is truly the star you deserve, Red Lobster.
This User Who Def Understands Your Pain
No one wanted the tweet to go badly. Everyone wanted to see Red Lobster soar off the back of "Formation" like a majestic, flying sea creature.
This Reaction Which Is Way Better Than The Original Tweet
D.W. has spoken.
Finally, The Tweet They Should Have Tweeted
John Legend for Red Lobster's new social media liaison, anyone?
It's OK, Red Lobster, living up to Bey is hard. Just keep making those delicious Cheddar Bey Biscuits, and the world will forgive you in time. Besides, you'll always have "Formation."