Long John Silver's has an extremely weak presence in Washington and Oregon also. I think I have maybe seen 2 or 3 locations in recent years, in the area from Seattle to Salem, always a combo unit.storewanderer wrote:They had one in Reno and one in Sparks, NV in the late 80's or early 90's.
I think I've seen their buildings in California. Something along Gray Ave. in Yuba City comes to mind immediately.
Fast seafood seems to be tough out west. It isn't easy to find a freestanding Long John Silvers in Nevada or California.
Longview actually at one time had a freestanding Long John Silver's, (which was already closed but still had the signs up) when I first came to this area in 1988. That building now is home to Jansen Flowers. Not sure if they had much of a presence as far as freestanding locations went as I never saw one in this area again until seeing the combo units I mentioned.
The Pacific Northwest does not have much in the way of "fast" seafood restaurants. Skippers is actually one of the bigger players. Ivar's has several smaller locations around the Seattle area, the food is better but their prices are getting on the high side.
Skipper's, if they can maintain the quality of their food, and in addition to opening a few new locations, work on remodeling some of the older ones, has potential to become a decent regional chain again.