Long John Silver's

The Long John Silver's franchise opened in 1969 as a response to the demand for the need for a quick service restaurant (QSR) that sells seafood. Fast forward to today,  and it is the world's largest seafood QSR in the world.  The company is looking for qualified candidates with previous restaurant experience. Additionally, the brand offers master franchise opportunities.to prospective candidates. The brand also only cooks its seafood in 100% high oleic canola oil, which is another term for saying high in monounsaturated fats. This can be an added benefit, especially for the health conscious customers that is looking for healthier options when going out. 

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Long John Silver's


Long John Silver's Franchise Cost and Requirements for 2022


The Quick Service Restaurant (QSR) industry is a billion dollar industry that accounts for hundreds of thousands of jobs to the economy. In today's world, customers are looking for healthier options when they go out. This is where the Long John Silver's franchise comes in.  As the world's largest seafood QSR, it was founded in 1969 to fill in the need for a seafood QSR. In terms of nutritional value, fish is high in protein, low in fat and provides a range of health benefits. This is a great thing for franchise owners to know. Since its founding in 1969, Long John Silver’s owns, operates and franchises nearly 700 restaurants - 70% of which are franchised- located across 38 U.S. states and Singapore. The brand generates $413 million across the franchise system. The ideal candidate for the franchise in the U.S is looking to open three to five stores in multi-unit ownership is about as many years. Internationally. candidates can become master franchisees, who will run a country or region and have an opportunity to sub-franchise. Not only is the brand's food delicious, it is sourced responsibly and is of a quality that is unsurpassed in the restaurant industry. The company was creating strategic partnerships with those who shared the vision of fishing smarter with less environmental impact long before it was cool. Wild-caught fish come from the deep waters of the Bering Sea while shrimp are sourced from only the best managed supply partners. Additionally, seafood is antibiotic free, hormone free, GMO free, additive free and contains no artificial color or flavors.  

Company Details

Total U.S. Units 675
Founding Year 1969
U.S. Franchised Units 476
U.S. Corporate Units 199
Started Offering Franchises 1969

Support and Training Offered By Long John Silver's

Franchises can expect 24/7 support from the franchise. Additionally, the franchise also offers assistance from the LJS Training Department. take Promotional Training Webinars. attend Annual regional Training Meetings, have Weekly System Communications, and access its National Online Training and Standards Portal.

2022 Franchise Requirements Needed to Own a Long John Silver's Franchise.

What does a Long John Silver's Franchise Cost?

Long John Silver's franchise fees for 2022:

Investment Range$819K-$1.12M
Marketing Fee 5%
Royalty Fee 5%
Franchise Fee $819,000-$1,120,000

Is Long John Silver's a Semi Absentee Franchise with a Passive Ownership Opportunity?

No. Long John Silver's is not a semi absentee franchise. The owner of the franchise (the franchisee) is expected to be involved in all aspects of day-to-day operations.

Is Long John Silver's a Home Based franchise?

No. Long John Silver's is not a home based franchise opportunity.

What Do Long John Silver's Franchise Owners Make?

Click here to find out how much Long John Silver's franchisees make. Long John Silver's offers an Item 19 in their Franchise Disclosure Document which provides financial information about select franchisees in their franchise system.

Is Long John Silver's a Master Franchise Opportunity?

Yes. Long John Silver's is a master franchise opportunity. A master franchisee is responsible to recruit, train and support franchisees in their territory.

Is Long John Silver's Looking for Franchisees in Canada?

Yes. Long John Silver's franchise is looking for Canada franchisees.

Is Long John Silver's Looking for International franchisees?

Yes. Long John Silver's franchise is looking for International franchisees.

Additional Information

Additional Categories

Food & Restaurants

Number of Units Open

100+ UNITS

Cash Required

More than $250,000

Master Franchise


Passive Franchise


Home Based Franchise


Item 19 Franchise




Franchise Opportunities in Canada


International Franchise Opportunities


Long John Silver's Franchises for Sale

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