Beyoncé surprised, stunned, and downright slayed this weekend with the sudden release of her new "Formation" single on YouTube and, of course, her spectacular performance during the Super Bowl 50 halftime show. But, apparently, the pop queen's influence on the world didn't stop there, with Red Lobster revealing this week that it saw a huge boost in sales thanks to a mention in the hit song's lyrics.
In a verse a little more than halfway through the politically charged video, Beyoncé -- with half her face obscured by a black hat, and middle fingers raised to the camera -- sings, "When he fuck me good, I take his ass to Red Lobster (because I slay)." The lyric, and all of its unapologetic sexual glory, boosted sales at Red Lobster restaurants across the country by an incredible 33% on Sunday compared to the same day last year, executives told CNBC. The company has gone as far as dubbing it the "Beyoncé Bounce," and some restaurant employees have even renamed menu items after the superstar, per the report.