Long John Silver's is the largest quick-service seafood restaurant chain in the United States, with about one-third of the estimated $1.24 billion market. The chain's more than 1,200 units, located in 36 states, feature a nautical theme and a menu that includes, in addition to Long John Silver's trademark batter-dipped fish, chicken, and seafood, breaded fish, sandwiches, french fries, coleslaw, hush puppies, corn, and desserts. About 60 percent of the U.S. units are owned and operated by the company; the remainder, along with all of the 28 overseas outlets, are franchises. More than 120 of the U.S. units are cobranded sites also featuring an A&W All-American Food outlet.
Long John Silver's Copycat Recipe
1/4 cup milk
1/2 cup cornmeal
1/4 cup flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon garlic salt
1 teaspoon onion powder
Combine dry ingredients. Add egg and milk. Stir well. Should be the consistency of bread batter. If too thin add more corn meal or flour. Drop by teaspoonful into hot grease. Cook until brown.