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Long John Silver’s restaurants remain open during franchisee proceedings

Long John Silver’s restaurants in 22 Central and Southern Illinois communities remain open as normal while owner Treasure Isles, Inc. works through bankruptcy proceedings, the restaurant chain says.

Treasure Isles Inc. recently announced its filing for bankruptcy in an effort to preserve hundreds of jobs. The Long John Silver’s restaurants owned by the franchisee remain open for business as the bankruptcy proceeds.

The franchisor, Louisville, Ky.-based Long John Silver’s, is working with Treasure Isles to maintain operations for customers in Illinois.

The situation affects restaurants in the Illinois communities of Bloomington, Centralia, Champaign, Collinsville, Danville, Decatur, Effingham, Fairview Heights, Granite City, Harrisburg, Jacksonville, Litchfield, Marion, Mattoon, Mount Carmel, Mount Vernon, Salem, Springfield, Vandalia, West Frankfort and Wood River.

About Long John Silver’s

Long John Silver’s was founded in 1969 and says it is the nation’s largest quick-service seafood chain with nearly 900 franchised restaurants nationwide.

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