WICHITA — No one planned it this way, but it turns out Long John Silver's Freshside Grille is going to open Feb. 15, which is the same day Five Guys Burgers and Fries is planning to open.
The restaurants are in a new center in front of Lowe's near 29th and Maize.
Long John franchisee Eric Estes says the goal was to get open by Ash Wednesday, which is the 17th, because a lot of customers on the west side said they'd like another option for fish.
He says the new Long John's will be a more upscale version of the restaurant, with cherry wood furniture and digital menus.
"It's very upscale compared to anything else we have."