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Long John Silver's offers Alaskan Cod meal and other promotions for Lent

FORT SMITH, TX. - Feb. 8, 2016

Long John Silver’s is gearing up for the season of Lent with a new Alaskan Cod Meal and other promotions for those observing the season.

Christmas only comes once a year, however for certain businesses Christmas does not always come in December. For fast food giant Long John Silver’s Christmas comes in February and lasts for 40 days and 40 nights. This is the season of Lent, where observant Catholics eschew meat on Fridays and eat fish instead. While this is the minimal requirements for Lent some Catholics do give up meat during the entire season of Lent. Either way, this is the time when seafood sales are at their highest and for restaurants like Long John Silver’s this is there most profitable time of the year.

In an interview with Restaurant News.com, Long John Silver’s CEO James O’Reilly stated that “We begin preparing almost as soon as Lent ends.” So what does the seafood restaurant chain have in store for this season of Lent? In one word: plenty. As one of the few fast food restaurants that primarily serves seafood, Long John Silver’s is offering an Alaskan Cod Meal for $5.99. This meal includes two pieces of Cod, fries and two Hushpuppies.

Along with the Alaskan Cod meal, Long John Silver’s is offering a sweepstakes promotion called “Fish You Were Here.” This promotion offers customers the chance to win one of three cruises: a whale watching cruise, an Alaskan cruise and a Finding Nemo Caribbean cruise. Customers do not need to purchase anything to enter the sweepstakes, they just need to take a selfie at a Long John Silver’s or with Long John Silver’s products and upload it to LJSelfie.com.

Lent will begin on Wednesday, February 10th, also known as Ash Wednesday. For those who are making this commitment to God, there is no better time to check out the great promotions that Long John Silver’s is offering. Long John Silver’s operates three restaurants in the Fort Smith area: one in Fort Smith, one in Van Buren and one in Sallisaw Oklahoma.

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