Long John Silver's Puts the Skinny in Fat Tuesday

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Long John Silver's launches their new healthy meals under 350 calories, making it one of the healthier options among fast food restaurants across America. On Fat Tuesday, they'll shave off the pounds by offering the meals for just $3.50.

Americans want great deals and smart solutions for eating better, but still want to satisfy their appetites

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Fat Tuesday is shaving off the pounds this year, thanks to Long John Silver's, the world's most popular quick-service seafood chain, with the introduction of its new lower calorie plates under 350 calories. These new options are part of Long John Silver's new Freshside Grille Smart Choices under 350 Calories menu, featuring three premium grilled seafood options. Each plate contains less than 7 grams of fat and less than 350 calories--making it a great lower calorie option when eating out.

As part of its commitment to provide Americans with lower calorie food options, Long John Silver's has declared February 24, "Skinny Tuesday." Seafood fans and Mardi Gras cohorts alike are invited to visit Long John Silver's stores across the country on Skinny Tuesday and try the new Freshside Grille Smart Choices under 350 Calorie plates for just $3.50.

"Americans want great deals and smart solutions for eating better, but still want to satisfy their appetites," said Ben Butler, president of Long John Silver's. "We're proud to offer the new 350 calorie plates, which truly lower your calorie count without compromising taste. Now, we're inviting everyone to try this new low calorie indulgence on February 24 and make their day a tasty, guilt-free Skinny Tuesday. We'll satisfy your wallet and your palate."

Each plated option includes a full portion of grilled seafood made with herbs and seasonings or succulent sauces, served with seasoned rice and a steamed vegetable medley consisting of green beans, orange and yellow carrots. The three choices include:
•Grilled Pacific Salmon in a sumptuous red bell pepper sauce, black pepper, garlic and olive oil
•Grilled Tilapia with a tasty garlic and herb sauce
•Shrimp Scampi in a rich garlic butter sauce

The new Freshside Grille Smart Choices under 350 Calorie plates are available at all Long John Silver's restaurants for the regular price of $4.99. Visit any Long John Silver's store on February 24, Skinny Tuesday, and try the new lower calorie plates for $3.50.

For more information and store locations, visit http://freshsidegrille.com/ and http://www.longjohnsilvers.com/.

About Freshside Grille Smart under Choices 350 Calories
Three Choices
Freshside Grille Smart Choices Under 350 Calorie plates are available in three premium selections; each includes a full portion of seafood served with herbs and seasonings or succulent sauces. These include:

  • Grilled Tilapia with a garlic and herb sauce
  • Grilled Pacific Salmon in a tasty sauce made from red bell peppers, black pepper, garlic and olive oil
  • Shrimp Scampi in rich garlic butter sauce

Delicious Sides
Each selection is served with two side dishes:

  • Vegetable Medley, half portion: Green beans, orange and yellow carrots
  • Seasoned Rice, half portion: Long grain rice with garlic and vegetable seasonings

About Long John Silver's
Long John Silver's Inc., based in Louisville, Kentucky, is the world's most popular QSR seafood chain, specializing in delicious, signature batter-dipped fish, chicken, shrimp and hushpuppies. Since 1969, the company has been bringing families together with traditional seafood items, new products such as Buttered Lobster Bites, and Freshside Grille™ offerings, which include Pacific Grilled Salmon, Grilled Tilapia, and Shrimp Scampi. Today, there are more than 1,100 Long John Silver's® restaurants worldwide, and over 400 additional points of distribution in multi-brand restaurants.

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