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Long John Silver’s Bucks Franchising Trends and Becomes Largest Owner of Its Restaurants

Long John Silver'sLong John Silver’s announced on Monday that it has acquired 76 restaurants from Indiana-based franchisee ServUS. The franchisees’ outlets are located in Indiana, Kentucky and Michigan.

Early Franchisee's Long John Silver's Story

Richard Levitt, 84, became a Long John Silver's franchisee along with his brother-in-law Ed Glazer 41 years ago. Eventually he and his family owned 31 units that did quite well.

Long John Silver's / A&W Franchisees Allowed Crucial Data from Yum

Long John Silver's

LOUISVILLE, Kentucky – A judge has granted franchisees of a co-branded Long John Silver's/A&W restaurant franchise the right to proceed with new depositions of Yum Brands.

Disclaimers Do Not Bar Franchisee Claims of A&W Violating Franchise Law

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – A federal court has ruled that the disclaimers in A&W’s franchise disclosure documents given to a franchisee when buying his franchise do not bar his counterclaim that A&W violated the Minnesota Franchising Act when giving him untrue statements and financial projections.

McDonald's Best for Value, Service, Customers Say

A recent survey of American restaurant patrons shows that when it comes to what factors influence which quick-service restaurants get visited the most, value is tops (58%), then convenience (57%

Franchisees Buy A&W, Long John Brands from Yum

Sign outside of Yum Brand's head office in Louisville, Kentucky
Sign outside of Yum Brands headquarters, Louisville, Kentucky

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — In an unusual move, an independent franchisee association and franchisees will buy out their franchisors, hamburger brand A&W Restaurants Inc and fish chain Long John Silver's Inc. 

Multiple Brand Franchisees

The road to success in franchising can be through multiple locations. But does it have to be by sticking with just one brand?