Long John Silver's closes in Pekin

By WEEK Producer

June 11, 2014 Updated Jun 12, 2014 at 2:55 PM CDT

PEKIN, Ill. -- The Long John Silver's location in Pekin has closed its doors for good.

Nellis Management is closing 16 locations, including two in Illinois.

The Galesburg location also recently closed.

The company says negative media coverage for their use of trans fat oil for cooking led to a decrease in sales.