Long John Silver’s to Switch to Healthier Cooking Oil

by Karl Utermohlen | August 30, 2013 12:09 pm

Long John Silver’s to Switch to Healthier Cooking Oil

Long John Silver’s announced on Wednesday that it is replacing its current cooking oil for fried product with healthier oil.

The seafood chain is following a lot of fast food chains and eliminating cooking oil that contains trans-fat and switching to trans-fat-free oil. Fried products including French fries, hushpuppies, clams, crab cakes, catfish and all breaded seafood products will be free of trans-fat in the near future.

Long John Silver’s made this switch a few years ago in several states and cities with laws regarding levels of trans-fat, but the company is expected to be completely trans-fat-free by the end of the year. The company has also announced that it will release a new specialty, classic fish sandwich on Sept. 2.

Since parting ways with Yum! Brands (YUM[1]) in 2011, Long John Silver’s has seen its sales, market sales and net worth increase.

Endnotes:
  1. YUM: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=YUM

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