This is How Many Long John Silver’s Are Left in Texas & I Am Surprised
For many years now people have been asking the same question: "who is keeping Long John Silver's in business?" Well, today, I may have an answer for you!
It sounds like a bit of a mystery; you hardly see any Long John's Silver's, and just when you think you've forgotten about them, one pops right up! So I decided to do some research.
How Many Long John Silver's Are in Texas?
This might come as a surprise, or it may not, but Texas has the most Long John Silver's of any state! The Lone Star state comes in with 86 stores across the state. In total, there are 591 locations and Texas accounts for 15% of those.
How Many Long John Silver's Are in El Paso?
While Texas does have the most Long John Silver's in the country, not one Texas city has the most Long John Silver's; that honor goes to Indianapolis, Indiana where they have a total of eight Long John Silver's!
Here in El Paso you can find three Long John Silver's. One at 6125 Montana, near Bassett Place.
Another one at 9571 Dyer.
And a third location can be found at 1104 N. Yarbrough near Burlington.
As for how this place is still running when you hardly see any cars in the parking lot? Catholics!
The Lenten season is upon us and that means that practicing Catholics across the state are going to need options. I don't know if you have ever seen a Long John Silver's on a Friday during Lent, but that place gets pumping! According to this Reddit thread, a former Long John Silver's worker had this to say:
The profit margins on the LJS items are generally insane and much higher than any other items. During Lent, sales for LJS would increase by nearly four times at my location, which also helped.
I won't lie, sometimes a nice fried fish and shrimp hits the spot!