Long John Silver's Franchise

Quick-service seafood chain

An enterprising businessman and restaurateur named Jim Patterson returns from a vacation on the coast where he'd experienced a truly exceptional Fish and Chips meal. His vision was simple: Bring this unique seafood experience from the coast to the rest of America so they can experience it, too.

The next several decades saw Long John Silver's expand across the country. With our iconic steeple-roofed Cape Cod restaurants and one-of-a-kind menu, Long John Silver's introduced more and more guests to great-tasting fish, chicken, shrimp and more.

Our new journey began two years ago when Long John Silver's was purchased by a newly created group of owners and operators - people who had been part of the Long John Silver's family for decades, including the founder himself and his son.

It's a new day here at Long John Silver's. Together we're charting a new course forward. How? It's more than great-tasting, sustainably harvested seafood. We're bringing a renewed energy to better restaurant and guest experiences, fun and innovative new meal options and, of course, great value.

Long John Silver's is the nation's largest quick-service seafood chain, and has been named among the top 50 restaurants and #1 seafood brand in quick service. Long John Silver's is a classic American brand based in Louisville, Ky. with more than 1,100 franchised restaurants located throughout the U.S. and Asia. Through its franchise model, Long John Silver's backs its franchisees with food innovation, marketing, and business support.


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How much does it cost to open a Long John Silver's Franchise?

The investment required to open a Long John Silver's Franchise is between $671,000-$1,770,000. There is an initial franchise fee of $10,000-$20,000 which grants you the license to run a business under the Long John Silver's name.

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  • Term of Agreement:
    20 years

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When did the first Long John Silver's open? 1969
When did Long John Silver's start Franchising? 1970
Expense In-House Third Party
Franchise Fee No No
Startup Costs No No
Equipment No No
Inventory No No
Accounts Receivable No No
Payroll No No

Other Financing Source(s): 3rd-party financing available

Newsletter, Meetings, Toll-free phone line, Grand opening, Internet, Security/safety procedures, Field operations/evaluations, Purchasing cooperatives

Ad slicks, National media, Regional advertising

Franchisees required to buy multiple units/master licenses

Absentee ownership of franchise is NOT allowed. (100% of current franchisees are owner/operators)

Business Experience:

  • Industry experience
  • General business experience
  • Marketing skills

  • To calculate how much income a franchise owner can do at Long John Silver's Franchise, may vary on factors like location, size etc., On the other side as a business owner your goals to maintain the quality of service while streaming sales high and expenses low. As any other franchise may include rent/mortgage, staffing/family, inventory supplies, utilities, administrative costs vise vera. Location to location and seasons the months costs may vary. Most franchises start up costs are typically fixed and they will cover most of the initial operating costs like signage, furniture, decoration and renovations.

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    Long John Silver's

    Long John Silver's

    Long John Silver's Restaurants Inc.
    10350 Ormsby Park Place, Ste. 300
    Louisville, KY


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