Eager customers were delighted to see the revitalized Llanerch Diner in Upper Darby open its doors once again after being closed for five months due to fire damage, writes Kevin Tustin for the News of Delaware County.
The popular diner had been closed since an early-morning grease fire on July 24. During the renovation process, the entire diner’s staff was able to work at owner Mark Klein’s other diners in Limerick, Pottstown, and Voorhees, N.J.
“I’m Facebook friends with a lot of customers, and they all have been calling me at least every other week,” said waitress Shannon Molino. “They were absolutely missing it.”
The Llanerch Diner attained global fame after its setting for a key scene from the Oscar-winning movie Silver Linings Playbook. The specially marked booth that was used by Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence has brought fans from all over the world ever since.
The diner reopened on Jan. 3, serving many of its longtime regulars, including Upper Darby Mayor Tom Micozzie and Police Superintendent Michael Chitwood.
“We’re pretty much right back to the way we used to be because that’s what our customers are used to,” said Molino.
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