Located at 301 Southland Drive in Lexington, the restaurant was originally called the Cape Codder. Jerrico Inc. renamed it Long John Silver’s and opened for business on Aug. 18, 1969.
Currently, there are more than 1,100 Long John Silver’s restaurants worldwide, but the one that started it all in Lexington closed on July 3, 1991. The property is now a styling salon.
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