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Long John Silver's

Financing

Long John Silver's prepares for a big Lent with a new management team

The seafood-focused fast-food chain is anticipating a big season, which traditionally amounts to 20% of its annual sales.

Leadership

Long John Silver’s promotes its COO to CEO

Blain Shortreed, a longtime Yum Brands executive, will run the quick-service seafood chain as it prepares for digital growth.

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Together, the specialty LSR category increased sales by 8.6%, to $6.9 billion, and units by 5.2%, to 11,070.

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