History of Long John Silver’s

Long John silver’s concept came from the book Treasure Island written by Robert Louis Stevenson. The fast-food restaurant chain is located in Louisville, Kentucky.  The very first restaurant was opened in 1969 in Lexington, Kentucky on Southfield Drive. It was originally named the Cape Codder which accounts for the LJS early chain restaurants. The chain began as a division of Jerrico, Inc. which also began in Lexington and was very similar to Big Boy restaurants.

Jerry’s Restaurant was converted to Denny’s by the new owners but Long John Silver’s remained the same with franchisees being opened all over the south and Midwestern areas of the United States. The restaurant was made up to look like the nautical look. The seats were made to look like nautical flags; customers can see the food being prepared and most of the entire bell that you can ring in approval of the food.

Job Description/Average Wage

Crew Member: The crew members work at the front counter serving the customers. They often take the orders and give it to the kitchen. When the food is prepared and returned the crew members wrap it and put it into a container for the customer. Crew members are paid a competitive wage in accordance to the area that they are located.  The average wage ranges from $7 to $10 a hour.

Cook: The cooks are responsible for preparing the delicious fish, planks, Cole slaw, hush puppies and other foods that Long John Silver is famous for serving. The wage of the cook depends on their experience and the time they have with the company.  The average wage ranges from $7 to $10 a hour.

Team leader: The team leader is in charge of the crew and the customers. The customer is their main concern but they may be put in charge of the kitchen. The team leader trains the different crew members in their job positions. The average wage for a crew member depends on the location of the restaurant and the length of time that a person has worked for the company.  The average wage ranges from $8 to $12 a hour.

Store Manager: Working as a store manager, you’re going to be in charge of running the entire restaurant.  You’re going to be in charge of hiring people, running payroll, as well as ensuring that the restaurant is running at 100%.  You may also assist other store managers from other stores as well.  The average wage for this position varies anywhere from $28,000 to $42,000 a year+.

Benefits

Long John Silver’s has a rich history of providing their employee competitive benefit package with great wages. They want their employee’s to feel that they are being taken care of properly. Their benefit package is also inclusive of their family members as well. You must be an employee to get the employee handbook that describes their benefits and wage package.

How to apply

If you are interested in one of these positions then you must apply online by going to their website:

http://www.ljsilvers.com/careers