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Long John Silvers

Discussion in 'After Hours Lounge (Off Topic)' started by Lucia Duran, May 25, 2010.

  1. Lucia Duran

    Lucia Duran Well-Known Member

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    This may seem like an odd thread, but it was something I noticed recently and it was one of those WTF moments! So back in the day (early 80's I suppose) I remember going to a Long John Silvers with my parents and ordering my meal and asking them to put in some extra crunchies (fried batter crunchies). You know what I am talking about right? Those little bits that came off the fried battered chicken or fish? Man I loved eating those things.....


    Well flash forward some 20 years later and Long John Silvers caught on and started charging $2.50 for a small bowl of crunchies. No longer can you ask for them as a free extra, they charge you for them. LOL! That just shocked me. I guess nothing is free anymore, but wow...crunchies, really?


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  2. CRyan

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    Heh. Yea, maybe 5 years ago when I was last there they charged me for them. And I also remember when they were free. And when service stations started charging for compressed air, I was fairly certain nothing was going to be free for long...
     
  3. Don Solosan

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    Long John Silver had an advertising campaign back in the 80s that went, "Don't forget the crumblies!" I went to a Long John's in Costa Mesa, CA, a few months ago. Asked for crumblies and got a bowl full at no extra charge.
     
  4. Greg_S_H

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    I wonder if it varies by location. I asked more recently than five years ago and wasn't charged. I don't usually bother with them, though, so I'm not sure. I do know that they no longer give you any except the few that stick to the food when they put it in the basket.
     
  5. LarryH

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    Just had a Baja Taco and that had lots of crunchies - kind of overwhelmed the fish
     
  6. Stan

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    We just got our first Long John Silver's in the past year or so.


    It was a KFC that burnt down and was rebuilt half KFC/half Long John Silvers.


    Also our first Red Lobster about two years ago.


    No comment on the cuisine, tend to avoid places like those as I mature.
     
  7. Jim Mcc

    Jim Mcc Well-Known Member

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    Didn't "Long John Silvers" used to be a porno star?
     
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  9. Don Solosan

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    "That was Long Dong Silver. Or so I've heard."


    Or Long Jeanne Silver. Or so I've heard.
     
  10. Kevin Hewell

    Kevin Hewell Well-Known Member

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    As far as fast food seafood goes I prefer Captain D's to Long John Silver's. I went there a couple of weeks ago and got plenty of "crunchies" with my fish.
     
  11. LarryH

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    Aye, but the question is exactly what are crunchies. Maybe we should just slather them onto the walls of our arteries!
     
  12. Chris Lockwood

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    It wouldn't be LJS without a big scoop of crunchies from the giant aquarium.
     

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