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#1 of 12 OFFLINE   Lucia Duran

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Posted May 25 2010 - 09:25 AM

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 of 12 OFFLINE   CRyan

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Posted May 25 2010 - 10:08 AM

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 of 12 OFFLINE   Don Solosan

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Posted May 25 2010 - 11:41 AM

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 of 12 OFFLINE   Greg_S_H

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Posted May 25 2010 - 12:32 PM

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 of 12 OFFLINE   LarryH

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Posted May 25 2010 - 12:36 PM

Just had a Baja Taco and that had lots of crunchies - kind of overwhelmed the fish /img/vbsmilies/htf/frown.gif



#6 of 12 OFFLINE   Stan

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Posted May 27 2010 - 01:54 PM

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.


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#7 of 12 OFFLINE   Jim Mcc

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Posted May 27 2010 - 01:58 PM

Didn't "Long John Silvers" used to be a porno star?



#8 of 12 OFFLINE   Joseph DeMartino

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Posted May 27 2010 - 02:04 PM

Originally Posted by Jim Mcc 

Didn't "Long John Silvers" used to be a porno star?


That was Long Dong Silver.  Or so I've heard.  /img/vbsmilies/htf/smiley_wink.gif


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#9 of 12 OFFLINE   Don Solosan

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Posted May 27 2010 - 02:40 PM

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


Or Long Jeanne Silver.  Or so I've heard.



#10 of 12 OFFLINE   Kevin Hewell

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Posted May 28 2010 - 07:48 AM

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 of 12 OFFLINE   LarryH

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Posted May 29 2010 - 07:28 AM

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



#12 of 12 OFFLINE   Chris Lockwood

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Posted May 31 2010 - 05:45 AM

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