Long John Silver's Restaurants Inc.

At a Glance

Products & Services: Fish & chicken

Number of Locations: 995

Total Investment: $833K - $1.4M

Founded: 1969

Began Franchising: 1970

About Long John Silver's Restaurants Inc.

In 1969, this Treasure-Island-inspired fish 'n' chips restaurant opened in a small wharf-side building. As the quick-service seafood concept has grown, so has the menu. Long John Silver's now offers a variety of batter-dipped fish, chicken and seafood, breaded fish, sandwiches, salads and desserts.

Long John Silver's parent company is Yum! Brands Inc., which also franchises A&W Restaurants, KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell.

Franchise Units

Year U.S. Canadian International Company Owned
2011 964 0 31 0
2010 989 0 35 0
Where Seeking Franchisees: Franchisor is seeking new franchise units in the U.S.,Asia.

Startup Costs, Ongoing Fees and Financing

Total Investment: $833,000 - $1,434,500
Franchise Fee: $20,000
Ongoing Royalty Fee: 5%
Term of Franchise Agreement: 20 years, renewable
Financial Requirements
Net Worth: $1,000,000
Liquid Cash Available: $360,000

How This Franchise Supports Franchisees

Training: Available at headquarters: 3-5 days. At training restaurant : 4 weeks.
Ongoing Support: Newsletter, Meetings, Toll-free phone line, Grand opening, Internet, Security/safety procedures, Field operations/evaluations, Purchasing cooperatives
Marketing Support: Ad slicks, National media, Regional advertising,

Franchise Ranking History

Franchise 500®: #58 (2012), #52 (2011), #70 (2010),
Fastest-Growing: #15 (2010),
America's Top Global: #53 (2012), #45 (2011), #59 (2010),