LOUISVILLE, Ky. - July 17, 2014 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Long John Silver's, the world's largest quick service seafood brand, is taking bold steps this summer to invite consumers to enjoy seafood more often through a series of special offers, a new line of menu items, and a truly unique ad campaign showcasing the classic seafood menu that first made it famous.
It's all happening under the thematic of "America's Fish Fry"-a new advertising campaign that captures the essence of a beloved American tradition.
"The fish fry is a custom that nearly everyone has experienced and it evokes a feeling of nostalgia and community," said Mike Kern, CEO of Long John Silver's. "Thanks to Long John Silver's, guests don't have to wait until Friday evening to enjoy classic seafood like crispy, golden fish, natural cut French fries, and savory hushpuppies. Long John Silver's is America's Fish Fry, and everyone is welcome to come and satisfy their seafood craving at our restaurants any day of the week."
Last month, Long John Silver's gave consumers a taste of America's Fish Fry when it offered Free Fish & Fries to each person who visited its stores for lunch on Saturday, June 28th from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. As a result, the 45-year-old seafood brand served more than 68,000 pounds of fish and 122,000 pounds of French fries to some 530,000 guests.
"Long John Silver's experienced a great turnout for Free Fish & Fries," said Kern. "It was our way of saying 'Thank you' to the loyal customers who have made us America's favorite quick service seafood brand. Free Fish & Fries also gave us an opportunity to reconnect with guests who hadn't visited us in a while. The broader campaign for America's Fish Fry is our way of building on that momentum, and we have more great offers to come."
Some of these new offers include a week of $1.99 Fish & Fries from July 14 to July 20. The first in a series of new ads featuring America's Fish Fry and promoting this offer premiered earlier this week and can be viewed on Long John Silver's YouTube channel (http://bit.ly/1nbjEXt).
"Earlier this year, Long John Silver's set out to encourage Americans to eat more seafood," Kern said. "America's Fish Fry is a continuation of that effort and we're making it easier than ever for our guests to enjoy the delicious, affordable seafood they love and crave."
Other offerings include a new Cod Basket-featuring two pieces of new premium-cut Alaskan Cod, natural-cut french fries, and two hushpuppies-at a value of $4.99.
A new line of creamy soups, salads, and Ciabatta Jack sandwiches will be a great fit for guests looking for a new take on their favorite seafood tastes. The new menu line includes Broccoli Cheddar Soup, Clam Chowder, a Chopped Chicken & Cranberry Salad, Seafood Salad, and Ciabatta Jack Fish, Chicken, or Seafood Salad Sandwiches. All soups, salads, and sandwiches are prepared with the perfect balance of ingredients, and guests who find it difficult to choose just one entrée can opt to "Hook 2" and craft the perfect meal from their favorite two new items.
"Long John Silver's has set out to make this a great summer for seafood, and we have something nearly every member of the family can enjoy. We invite America to come on down to their nearest Long John Silver's restaurant and experience America's Fish Fry for themselves."
Long John Silver's, the world's largest quick service seafood brand, was founded in Lexington, KY., in 1969 and moved its international headquarters to Louisville in 2003. Long John Silver's provides franchise service, food innovation and marketing support to approximately 1,200 Long John Silver's restaurants located throughout the United States and in Asia. For more information, please visit www.ljsilvers.com.
Long John Silver's is the nation's largest quick-service seafood chain and has been named among the top 50 restaurants and number one seafood brand in quick service.