NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Seven years after Anthony and Gail Uglesich (OOH-guhl-zich) closed their famous lunch spot, they're looking into franchising the name.

Their drab neighborhood joint drew food lovers from all over the country with a menu ranging from raw oysters and fried seafood to shrimp sauteed with Chinese chili paste, garlic, and three colors of bell peppers. Since it closed, they've catered parties and sold cookbooks and T-shirts on the Internet.

The Times-Picayune reports that a newsletter went out recently to 1,600 email addresses announcing "Uglesich's restaurant now available for franchising."

The couple's son, John Uglesich, says the family has had inquiries about franchising over the years and now wants to see if any of them are serious.

The restaurant was founded in 1924 by Anthony Uglesich's father.