Kimball, TN

Closed Long John Silver’s Reportedly to Reopen in Original Location

Joel Eisenberg

A fire destroyed the restaurant in December.
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Last month, a major fire burnt to the ground the longstanding Long John Silver’s restaurant in Kimball, Tennessee. According to a December 18th report from, “Long John Silver’s in Kimball Destroyed by Fire,” employees managed to escape the conflagration.

As excerpted from the report: A fast food restaurant in Kimball in Marion County was destroyed Sunday morning in a fire. The Long John Silvers Fast Food Restaurant located off exit 152 of I-24 in Marion County is a complete loss after a grease fire spread out of control. Three different units from across Marion County responded to the scene, and it took them two and a half hours to put the fire under control. Kimball Fire Chief Jeff Keef said that, “Call went out we had a grease fire, and when we rolled up it was fully engulfed.

Now comes word that the location will be rebuilt from the ground up.

Let us explore further.

Long John Silver’s, 2023

Per’s report, “Long John Silver’s Intends to Rebuild at Same Location,” town council meetings have verified the company’s intentions.

From this report, which referenced Mayor Rex Pesnell: Pesnell announced that the Town’s recent record of being awarded grants that it applied for finally had one that didn’t make. Pesnell said, “The Town had applied for a CDBG (US Dept. of Ag Community Development Block Grant) for the fire department. The Town received notification that our application did not score high enough to be funded. The Town will continue to save money annually toward the purchase of the new fire truck.”

As it regards the matter of the restaurant, however, the report went on to state: Pesnell took the opportunity to thank Kimball as well as the mutual aid responding departments for quickly containing the recent fire at Long John Silver’s. Pesnell also clarified one point from the fire confirming plans to rebuild. “I have spoken with the representative with Long John Silver’s and they have plans to rebuild on this site.”

As of press time, there has been no formal date announced by the company for the intended reopen.


This is a developing story. In the event of relevant updates to this matter, I will share them here on NewsBreak.

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