Fast food fans have gone fishing.
As major retailers and social platforms continue to dominate the digital commerce landscape, fish chain restaurant Lohn John Silver’s has emerged as a surprising competitor in the battle for online shopping dominance.
In a list of “Top 10 Online Shopping Sites of 2022” published by Barstool Sports on Twitter, LongJohnSilvers.com ranked sixth, falling behind only Amazon.com, OnlyFans.com, eBay.com, Target.com and Best buy back com.
HomeDepot.com, Walmart.com, Etsy.com, and Kohls.com round out the top ten.
Originally tweeted by Barstool Sports, the list of ten comes via Curve, an over-the-top banking platform and digital wallet.
Barstool Sports and Curve are currently running an ongoing promotion, according to Curve’s official website.
After the abrupt closure of 300 Long John Silver locations in the half decade leading up to 2019 and downsizing in 2020, the past few years have marked a significant turning point for the Lexington-based chain.
earlier this year, QSR Magazine reported that Long John Silver’s had achieved six consecutive quarters of same-store sales growth through the first quarter of 2022.
QSR Magazinededicated to quick service and fast casual restaurant news and information, also reported that Long John Silver’s total system sales have grown 2.5 percent over the past two years, with net sales increasing $16 million year over year.
“We’ve had a very good 2021,” said CEO Blain Shortreed QSR.
Despite falling to 46th place news week‘s list of the 50 Favorite Fast Food Restaurants in the United States in 2021, the restaurant’s newfound status as one of the best online shopping sites of the year is sure to keep the ball rolling — and raising eyebrows.
In response to Barstool Sports’ tweet that included Curve’s top ten list, several commenters called for additional context for Long John Silver emerging among numerous retail giants as one of the biggest shopping platforms right now.
“Need an explanation for the inclusion of Long John Silvers,” wrote Twitter user @scubasteve028.
“Do people like laundering money through Long John Silvers’ website or something?” @JBisAlwaysRight polled.
“One of those things isn’t like the other,” @Panic_AtTheBBQ astutely observed.
However, other Twitter users who responded to Barstool Sports’ tweet expressed congratulations rather than distrust, and many viewed Long John Silver’s high ranking as something to celebrate.
“LJS with the absolute sleeper,” @BrennenGlass tweeted. “Cheer up some chicken planks and hush puppies.”
“Long John Silvers with the excitement,” echoed @wiggs1016.
“Long John Silvers [the] biggest Cinderella story of 2022,” interjected @BarstoolLaffy.
“We traded in our eyepatch for glass slippers,” the official @longjohnsilvers Twitter account quipped, joining in.
news week has reached out to Long John Silver’s and Curve for comment.
https://www.newsweek.com/long-john-silvers-ranks-no-6-barstool-sports-top-shopping-sites-list-1744295 Long John Silver ranked #6 in Barstool Sports’ top shopping sites list