Yes!  Long John Silver’s offers world class in-person and on-demand/ digital crew, management and franchisee training.  We also offer in-depth sales promotion training materials, videos and interactive webinars.
Expect to hear from our training department with procedure updates, for each sales promotion and Ask the Expert sessions.  In addition to our annual franchisee convention, we also host regional meetings across the United States twice a year.  We won’t drown you with information, but you’ll never thirst for knowledge—our Learning Management System ensures everything you’ll need is in a one-stop shop!  Did we mention our material is available on mobile devices too?
Yes. We have restaurant plans for gas stations, convenience stores, airports, universities, and many other dual unit executions.
The total investment necessary to begin operation of an LJS franchise restaurant ranges from $500,000 to $1,500,000, excluding real estate costs, for a freestanding building and from $400,000 to $900,000, excluding real estate costs, for a restaurant connected to or located adjacent to or in line with another retail space (“Inline”).
Potential franchisees are asked to have $500,000 in liquid capital
Every restaurant has an assigned Franchise Business Director (FBD) who reports to the Director, Franchise Operations (DFO). The assigned FBD communicates weekly with each of his/her assigned franchisees through email and/or phone calls. Every restaurant receives a formal visit from the FBD to conduct a standards evaluation at least once per year. These visits typically include a review of staffing, operating systems execution and store level profitability.

Restaurants also receive a Food Safety Audit 3x per year conducted by a certified National Food Safety Audit Provider.

Franchisees are also encouraged to attend 2 regional and one national meeting each year. These meetings update franchisees on brand initiatives and include workshops on marketing and operations.

Finally, franchisees needing additional support are invited to participate in an annual business review process. These reviews are conducted by the DFO and in some cases the COO and include a comprehensive review and action plan for improvement.
International Franchise Association
The term of the franchise agreement is 20 years.
Once the application is received the vetting process is typically 6 – 8 weeks for approval.
A Master Franchisee:
A master franchisee pays LJS an initial fee for the rights to develop the territory and or country. That master is responsible for recruiting the individual franchisees and providing all training and support they need, both initially and on an ongoing basis.

A Franchisee:
A franchisee is the party in a franchising agreement that is purchasing the right to use a LJS’s trademarks, associated brands and other proprietary knowledge in order to open a branch. In addition to paying an annual franchising fee to the underlying company, the franchisee must also pay royalties and marketing ad funds.


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