Cleburne Cafeteria reopens in Houston after devastating fire

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Greg Bailey reports on the history and memories of Cleburne Cafeteria, reopening soon (KTRK)

If you love Cleburne Cafeteria, we've got some great news.

The restaurant on Bissonnet near Edloe in southwest Houston has reopened after being shut down by a devastating fire.

Earlier this week, some lucky patrons had a chance to try it out for free as cafeteria cooks and staff prepare for their grand re-opening.

Curious what's on the menu? You can check it out at www.CleburneCafeteria.com.

Owner George Mickelis told Eyewitness News he would rebuild, and rebuild he did.

WATCH: Melanie Lawson goes inside the new Cleburne Cafeteria
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After a long wait, Cleburne Cafeteria owner George Mickelis told ABC13's Melanie Lawson the restaurant is reopening on Friday.

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Cleburne Cafeteria will reopen its doors after being shuttered by a fire.



The dry run kind of happened by chance, Mickelis said.

"We cooked a little food this morning to test the temperature, but I realized we had a lot of food left," Mickelis said. "Cooking for a cafeteria, you cook for large quantities. I can't throw this out, so I flagged people down. We need some guinea pigs. Come try some free food."

Anchor Melanie Lawson was able to get a sneak peek at the newly-remodeled restaurant.

Cleburne Cafeteria officially reopens on Friday.

Greg Bailey talks to owner, George Mickelis about Cleburne's reopening
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Aerial video of damage to Cleburne's Cafeteria

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