Long John Silver's® is the world's most popular quick-service seafood chain with more than 1,200 restaurants worldwide and more than 200 additional points of distribution in Yum! Brands, Inc. multibrand restaurants.
Long John Silver's specializes in batter-dipped fish, chicken and shrimp, along with fries, cole slaw and hushpuppies. The chain serves nearly four million customers each week.
In May, 2002, Long John Silver's was acquired by Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM), joining a family of restaurants that number more than 33,000 units in more than 100 countries and territories. Long John Silver's, along with Taco Bell, Pizza Hut, KFC and A&W Restaurants make Yum! Brands, Inc., the world's largest restaurant company in terms of system units.
Inspired by Robert Louis Stevenson's classic book Treasure Island, the company was founded in 1969. This response to growing consumer demand for quick-service seafood was met with overwhelming acceptance. Today, you'll find Long John Silver's locations are bold, modern restaurants featuring a menu that meets the taste of today's consumers.
Increasingly, Long John Silver's is being paired with other Yum! Brands, Inc. restaurants in multibrand locations. The multibrand concept provides consumers additional menu choice in one restaurant. Long John Silver's multibrand partners include A&W All American Food, KFC and Taco Bell.