Lobsters are delicious. They are meant to be bought while still alive and thrown into boiling water. 3 minutes later, you're enjoying an amazing meal. Same goes for crabs as well. I never understood people going to a glorified takeaway, which most definitely ruin all the taste of a true delicacy. Thus places like "Red Lobster" would definitely be on my ignore list.
Ah, so there is some seafood you like. Personally, crab and lobster are my top favourites. And like you said; if you want the best quality end result of lobster and/or crab, that's the way to go.
After it's cooked, you're ready to rock and roll with it. But if it's gunna be marinated or flavoured in some way, keep it simple and don't overuse certain ingredients (such as garlic, lemon, some hard herbs) or it will take over and you won't be able to taste the natural, delicious sweetness of the flesh. Or it can simply be left just the way it is.
But yeah, I gotta say, it's an insult to get take away for such delicate seafood. I've never been to Red Lobster before; so I'm not sure of the quality of their food, nor do I know if they do take away. But the danger with franchises is that production of food is always in a rush; and that can mean food can be overseasoned, overcooked, undercooked...it can also mean that some ingredients are not fresh. The last thing I would ever want, is any type of protein (especially like crab, lobster, prawns, fish) to be as tough as an old boot which takes like 100 chews per bite to down it. That's horrible. Same goes with the freshness and quality of ingredients. I do not want to be sitting or hurling up in the toilet at 4am the next morning