Louisville-based Long John Silver's seafood restaurants, including the franchise in Mahoning Township, will kick-off the promotion of its new signature, hand-cut onion rings by proclaiming September 26th "FREE Onion Rings Day." Customers who visit any participating Long John Silver's restaurant will receive FREE onion rings when they make a donation to Long John Silver's national charitable partner, the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals.

Long John Silver's new onion rings are made with fresh, hand sliced onions dipped in Long John Silver's famous batter and quick fried to a crisp and crunchy golden brown. Long John Silver's new onion rings will be part of its sides menu and available as an option for all lunch and dinner combos.

"Our new onion rings are proving to be a real crowd pleaser and the perfect fit for our menu. Helping Children's Miracle Network is our way of sharing the benefits of such a good idea," said Long John Silver's President and CEO Mike Kern.

Children's Miracle Network Hospitals is a national charitable organization that raises funds and awareness for 170 local children's hospitals across North America, which, in turn, use the money where it's needed the most. The Children's Miracle Network Hospital in Louisville is Kosair Children's Hospital.

"We are so appreciative of Long John Silver's continuing partnership with our organization," said Children's Miracle Network Director of Development Jeff Bronkowski. "Their commitment and support nationwide make a tremendous difference to our patients and their families at a time when they most need it. We hope everyone will try these new onion rings and help in our efforts to make sick children well."

The promotional partnership between Long John Silver's new Onion Rings and the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals continues through October. Besides, the new Onion Rings, customers contributing to the Network and will receive personalized in-store recognition and a valuable product coupon for each $1 donation.

For more information about FREE Onion Rings Day and other Long John Silver's promotions, please visit www.ljsilvers.com/promotions.