Founded in 1974 by the father and son team of Charley and Ron Woodsby, Talk of the Town Restaurants, Inc. now encompasses ten restaurants in the Central Florida area. The privately owned, Orlando based company has a long-standing history of success in the restaurant industry. From 1963 to 1983, Charley Woodsby was a co-owner of Gary’s Duck Inn on Orange Blossom Trail in Orlando. In 1968 Charley, along with William Darden, opened the first Red Lobster in Lakeland. They expanded the restaurants to five in Florida with franchises in Georgia and South Carolina. In 1970 they sold Red Lobster to General Mills, Inc. Ron Woodsby worked alongside his father opening franchises for General Mills for three years after the sale. Red Lobster has become one of America’s favorite seafood restaurants with over 680 locations in the United States and Canada.