Long John Silver's Inc.

  • Food

    November 10, 2011

    Itriya Cafe Shows Ssam Like It Hot

    An ex-Cheesecake Factory executive sells Italian and Korean food under one roof in Irvine

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2011

    Taco Bell Crime of the Week: Drunk Man Crashes Into Car at Drive-Thru!

    ​One week--one glorious week--I hope there will be a Taco Bell crime that doesn't involve alcohol. Alas, that week is far off in our lifetimes, if ever achievable. Last week, it was in Florida; this week, Wisconsin.

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2011

    Restaurant Roll Call for June 2011

    tk_burger_anaheim.JPG Photo Courtesy of TK Burger's Facebook Page​It's the end of the month, so it's that time again: time to take stock of the restaurant openings and closing we observed here on the blog in June. There were quite a few debuts this month, and fewer shutters than usual.The list aft ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2011

    Restaurant Roll Call for April 2011

    Edwin Goei​Eliot wrote that April is the cruelest month, but it's like other months in the coming and goings of restaurants. We saw a few entrants debut and old standbys exit. Some restaurants didn't close so much as they continued with a new name and new ownership. But also we witnessed with sadn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2011

    Yum! Brands, Parent Company of Taco Bell, to Sell Long John Silver's and A & W All-American Food

    ​I know some things about old Southern California restaurant chains, but not all. I remember Pioneer Chicken (I still delight in seeing its old signs reformatted to plug a Mexican restaurant), and I also remember Bob's Big Boy. But what was A & W? I remember the root beer, but I've seen vestig ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2009

    In Honor of BritWeek: My Top 10 British Things

    BritWeek sounds smashing. It naturally makes one think about all the local reminders of Great Britain. Never having been to England (something that's scheduled to change very soon), these evoke memories of that jolly old land.1. Westminster. There's a city by that name sandwiched between Huntington ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2007

    All's Fair in Love and OC

    When it's the opening day of the Orange County Fair, you have plenty of time in traffic — an hour, in fact, just to get from Santa Ana to the fairgrounds — to realize just how poorly the 55 is designed. Immediately after some major road feeds into it, forcing a mass slowing as a new torrent of c ... More >>

  • Columns

    July 18, 2002
  • Features

    February 1, 2001

    Comparison Shopping

    Fast-food fish sandwiches

  • Music

    October 7, 1999