After nearly 50 years, Long John Silver's to close West Frankfort location

by Aaron Price | 12/29/22 | 11:30 a.m.

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WEST FRANKFORT - After five decades, a longtime fast food stop in one Franklin County community will be closing their doors.

Long John Silver's, located in West Frankfort, will be closing permanently this Friday, according to employees.

The reason for the closure is due to the current building being unsafe, employees say. It's unclear if there are any future plans for the property.

Opened in the early 1970s, Long John Silver's was one of the first fast food and seafood restaurants to open locations in Southern Illinois.

The company was first created in Lexington, Kentucky and is now headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky.

Long John Silver's has closed many different locations throughout the country. There are currently three other locations in Southern Illinois; one in Marion, Harrisburg, and Mt. Vernon.

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