Special Statement from Long John Silver’s Regarding Trans Fat


Special Statement from Long John Silver's Regarding Trans Fat

Special Statement from Long John Silver's Regarding Trans FatLouisville, KY  (RestaurantNews.com)  Recent news coverage highlighting Long John Silver’s Big Catch, a limited-time only promotional product, has left out important facts affecting Long John Silver’s restaurants in California, New York, Boston, Seattle, Baltimore, Philadelphia, Albany, NY., and Puerto Rico. Long John Silver’s restaurants in those markets have been using trans fat free cooking oils since 2008 (California) and 2009. Because of this, restaurants in these locations prepare their products trans fat free contrary to the recent announcement from the Center for Science in the Public Interest (www.cspinet.org) regarding trans fat.

Following are areas where the use of trans fat fee cooking oils is required. Any Long John Silver’s restaurants in these areas already use trans fat free cooking oils.

California – statewide
Connecticut – Stamford
Massachusetts – Boston, Brookline, Cambridge, Chelsea, Lynn, Needham
Maryland – Baltimore, Montgomery County
New York – New York City, Westchester County, Nassau County, Suffolk County, Broome County, Albany County
Pennsylvania – Philadelphia
Washington – King County
Puerto Rico

Long John Silver’s Big Catch is a limited time only special that delivers tremendous value to value hungry consumers. The Big Catch can be paired with a variety of side items including corn, green beans, rice, cole slaw, fries, onion rings and hushpuppies. The Big Catch basket is offered at $4.99 and includes a choice of side and delicious hushpuppies.

Long John Silver’s offers a variety of meal choices including both fried and non-fried fish and shrimp that can satisfy almost every diner’s dietary choices. Our website (www.ljsilvers.com) includes complete nutrition information including a special selection of delicious, under 600-calorie meals.

About Long John Silver’s

Long John Silver’s, America’s largest quick serve seafood chain, 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 more than 1,275 Long John Silver’s restaurants located throughout the United States and in Asia. For more information, please visit www.ljsilvers.com.

Contact:
For Long John Silver’s
Gary Gerdemann
502-291-8557
MediaRequests@LJSilvers.com