Roemer Named Long John Silver’s Franchise Operations Leader

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - January 20, 2016 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Long John Silver’s, the world’s largest quick service seafood company, has named David Roemer, Director of Franchise Operations. Roemer’s responsibilities include ensuring franchisees comply with brand standards and support all brand operations initiatives. He joined the company this winter and reports to Vice President of Operations, Toni Bianco.

Roemer brings more than 34 years of restaurant industry experience to Long John Silver’s and is president and executive coach for DDR Group, Inc. He has served as a franchise business consultant for several restaurants chains.

“It is important to us that our franchisees feel our support in order to achieve success and maximize profits,” said Bianco. “David will be instrumental part of our team, helping franchise reach their goals and keep consistent with our high operating standards.”

Roemer has been helping small business owners achieve results as a business coach with DDR Group, Inc. for the past three years. Before that he spent time as a franchise business consultant for TGI Fridays and Dunkin Donuts/Baskin Robbins. Roemer was franchise business manager for Arby’s Restaurant Group for almost a decade, where he specialized in organizational change initiatives, developing people, and employee training programs.

“David’s dynamic personality and thorough knowledge of the industry are a great match for this iconic American brand,” continued Bianco. “He understands that small details are important to the big picture, and he has the experience to help grow business.”

About Long John Silver’s

Long John Silver’s is a classic American brand founded in 1969, and stands today as the nation’s largest quick-service seafood chain with more than 1,100 franchised restaurants in the U.S. and Asia. Long John Silver’s is famous for its pure, wild-caught Alaskan whitefish that’s hand dipped in the restaurant and cooked to golden perfection. All wild-caught fish served at Long John Silver’s is sourced from a U.S. fishery that has been certified as sustainable by the Marine Stewardship Council since 2005 and certified as responsibly managed under the Global Trust/ASMI FAO-based standards. Learn more at

SOURCE Long John Silver’s


Gary Gerdemann
For Long John Silver’s


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