The Popular Seafood Chain That Actually Bakes Its Biscuits In-House

There's nothing better than sitting down at a restaurant and being greeted with a plethora of warm, fluffy bread and whipped butter, which, more often than not, is free for the taking. The Cheesecake Factory offers its signature brown bread baguette while Texas Roadhouse is known for serving fresh bread rolls with honey cinnamon butter. But what's the deal with complimentary bread, anyhow?

Well, as the Los Angeles Times puts it, free bread is a sign of great customer service, and diners feel more subconsciously obliged to order something off the menu, as if they have to. Interestingly, it's also a way for diners to pass the time. No bread on the table usually leads to impatient and irritable moods, while having bread to munch on may make diners feel better while waiting for their food.

Some places, like Texas Roadhouse, Buca di Beppo, and Logan's Roadhouse, are known for baking their bread in-house, per Eat This, Not That!. But when it comes to biscuits, not too many restaurants specialize in them, especially free ones that are unlimited. But one particular seafood restaurant does just that.

Known for its cheddar bay biscuits

If you guessed Red Lobster, give yourself a pat on the back. Most people love this chain for their buttery seafood choices and decadent desserts, but their cheddar bay biscuits seem to be the talk of every town. And what's even better is that Red Lobster bakes them in-house. According to the official Red Lobster website, the biscuits are hand-mixed with cheddar cheese and topped with garlic. Batches seem to rotate quite frequently in and out of the oven, and nearly 1,000,000 biscuits are made daily. 

According to a Reddit AMA by a Red Lobster employee, there's someone at the restaurant who is solely responsible for making the biscuits, which entails blending a mix with water and forming it into balls. And luckily for fans of these delectable biscuits, you can do the same at home by purchasing one of the many mix varieties offered by Red Lobster, which include a gluten-free rendition, as well as rosemary garlic parmesan and honey butter varieties.