A rumor that I just heard is that Long John Silver's will be closing all of their franchised restaurants as inventory is being depleted as a result of the BP oil spill in the gulf.
I have contacted the chain for comment. As of now, read this as you will. The gulf contains the largest American ports for the seafood industry so this would make sense.
When I know something, you'll know something.
UPDATE: Ben Golden from Yum has commented in the comments section on this rumor and it is not true.