Long John Silver's names James O'Reilly CEO

Long John Silver's names James O'Reilly CEO

Former Sonic branding chief replaces Mike Kern

Long John Silver’s has named James O’Reilly CEO, effective March 2, the company said Tuesday.

O’Reilly replaces Mike Kern, who left the Louisville, Ky.-based company last fall after serving as CEO for three years. In 2011, Long John Silver’s was sold by Yum! Brands Inc. to LJS Partners LLC, a consortium of investors and franchisees, including Kern.

Company officials said Kern left after a “mutual decision to provide

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