Long John Silver’s Restaurants Inc.
Named after a pirate in the Robert Louis Stevenson classic “Treasure Island,” Long John Silver’s first opened in 1969 in Lexington, Kentucky. The nautical-themed fish restaurant served up fried seafood fast-food style. The brand has undergone many changes over the years but each of its nearly 1,000 locations retains the distinctive seaside look and menu.
Start-up Cost:$833K - 1.43M