Long John Silver’s buys back restaurants across northern, central Indiana • Northwest Indiana Business Magazine
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Long John Silver’s buys back restaurants across northern, central Indiana

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This rendering shows Long John Silver's new look for its flagship Louisville location.

Louisville-based Long John Silver’s has purchased 76 LJS restaurants owned by ServUS located primarily in Indiana.

ServUS is owned by long-time franchisee Bob Ruckriegel who opened the third Long John Silver’s restaurant in 1969.  

ServUs-owned Long John Silver’s restaurants are located primarily in central and northern Indiana as well as western Kentucky and southwestern Michigan. The acquisition grows the LJS’ company-owned system to 200 restaurants.

Northern Indiana locations that were part of the purchase included, 850 N. Main St., Crown Point; 3400 E 169th St., Hammond; 602 J St., La Porte; 3446 Central Ave., Lake Station; 221 W 61st Ave., Merrillville; 212 W. U.S. 20, Michigan City; 825 Ridge Road, Munster; 4949 Western Ave., South Bend; 920 Ireland Road, South Bend; 319 N Hickory, South Bend and 2805 N. Calumet, K-Mart Center, Valparaiso.

Long John Silver’s recently began revitalizing its brand, moving away from its Cape Cod building elements to an updated design. The eatery shifted from a 100 percent franchised system and began acquiring restaurants in late 2015, and now owns 20 percent of the 1,000 LJS restaurants operating around the country today.


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