Temple, TX

Texas Long John Silver’s Restaurant, Closed For Two Years Due to Fire, to Reopen October 18th

Joel Eisenberg
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This article is based on corporate postings and accredited media reports. Linked information within this article is attributed to the following outlets: ScrapeHero.com, TDTNews.com and Shutterstock.


Two years ago, a major fire destroyed a longstanding South Temple, Texas-based Long John Silver’s restaurant. Now comes word that the restaurant has been rebuilt and will reopen October 16th. The address is 3210 S. 31st Street.

Firstly, per ScrapeHero.com's most recently updated restaurant location count: There are 565 Long John Silver's restaurants in the United States as of July 14, 2023. The state with the most number of Long John Silver's locations in the US is Texas, with 83 restaurants, which is about 15% of all Long John Silver's restaurants in the US.

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Long John Silver’s, 2023

Per a September 19th TDTNews.com report, returning customers are widely proclaiming their enthusiasm for the restaurant's return.

As excerpted from the report: The fire in October 2021 led to the evacuation of people inside the restaurant. The building was destroyed by the blaze, but no injuries were reported... Santos Soto, spokesman for Temple Fire & Rescue, said the cause of the building fire was ruled accidental and electrical in nature. The fire started in the front seating area of the restaurant and quickly spread, he said.

Various social media comments praising the reopening are included in the report.


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