Long John Silver's Franchise Review

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How much does a Long John Silver's franchise cost?

Long John Silver's has a franchise fee of up to $20,000, with a total initial investment range of $1,026,000 to $1,612,500.

  • Initial Franchise Fee: $20,000
  • Total Investment: $1,026,000 to $1,612,500
  • Working Capital: $100,000 to $200,000
  • Royalty Fee: 5%

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How much does a Long John Silver's franchise make?

Franchise revenue and profits depend on a number of unique variables, including local demand for your product, labor costs, commercial lease rates and several other factors. We can help you figure out how much money you can make by reviewing your specific situation. Please unlock this franchise for more information.

How many franchise locations do they have?

As of the 2019 Franchise Disclosure Document, there are 694 franchised Long John Silver's locations in the USA.

Are there any Long John Silver's franchise opportunities near me?

Based on 2019 FDD data, Long John Silver's has franchise locations in 40 states. The largest region is the South with 339 franchise locations.

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Last Reviewed: 2019

Long John Silver's is graded based on our most recent research.

Long John Silver's Franchise Stats

Total Investment

$1,026,000 - $1,612,500
Franchise Fee

$20,000
Franchise Agreement
Initial Term
20 Years
Renewal Term
5 Years
Franchisee Outlet Growth
2010
1293
2018
694
Ongoing Fees
Royalty
5.0%
Ad Fees
5.0%
# of Franchised Outlets

1293

Additional Questions

Do they provide any initial training and opening assistance?

Yes, they have an initial training program of 264 hours. This includes 264 hours of on-the-job training. In their FDD they outline who’s in charge of the training. Unlock to find out more.

Online 0
On-the-Job 264
Classroom 0
Total 264

Do they offer Territory Rights?

Long John Silver's does NOT offer exclusive territories.

Do they have computer and technology support in place?

Yes. Long John Silver's offers comprehensive support for franchisees. Unlock this franchise to find out more details.

When did they begin franchising?

They began franchising in 1969. The average Chicken, Ribs and Seafood franchise began franchising in 2005.

Do they offer financing support?

No, but you can click here to fill out our affordability calculator and understand your financing options.
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