Maybe for this company the restaurant business is like a box of chocolates. Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. Restaurants operates and franchises about 30 themed eateries. Inspired by the 1994 film Forrest Gump, the casual dining restaurants offer a menu of seafood appetizers, entrees, and sandwiches. The chain has about 20 restaurants in 10 states along with another dozen international locations; most Bubba Gump units are found at tourist destinations such as the Mall of America and the Universal Orlando theme park. The chain started after cutting a licensing deal with Paramount Pictures in 1996 and was acquired by multi-concept dining operator Landry's Restaurants in 2010.