Long John Silver’s has undoubtedly established itself as one of the most popular seafood restaurants in the United States. However, the company experienced a slowdown over the past few years and failed to expand domestically. That changed on November the 10th of 2016, when the company opened their first restaurant in Statesville, N.C. The announcement marks the first Long John Silver’s to open in the United States in more than 2 years. The new restaurant is full-service and is located in a premises with a convenience store and an A&W.

The company’s Franchise Business Manager, David Carr, insists “This is an exciting first step in our goal to expand and build our brand to serve even more customers”. Now, the company has more than one thousand establishments located throughout the United States. The newest restaurant comes in the form of a franchise partnership with Pinakin Oza. He is now part of Long John Silver’s successful franchisee group, which contains more than 261 franchisees. The opening restaurant brings the total number of Long John Silver’s in North Carolina to 19.

The new Statesville restaurant will feature all of the menu items, which have helped to make the iconic brand so popular. This includes hushpuppies, shrimp, fish-n-chips, and so much more. Long John Silver’s was founded in 1969 and the company has continued to grow over the years. To find a restaurant in your area, be sure to visit the company’s official website at LJSilvers.com.