Ohio Hot Dog Diner from 'Drew Carey Show' Credits Destroyed by Fire

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The 24/7 diner opened in the 1950s.

CLEVELAND (AP) — A popular Cleveland hot dog joint whose exterior is shown briefly in the opening credits of The Drew Carey Show has been demolished after a fire.

The fire at Steve's Lunch began around dinnertime Tuesday. Employees tell local media that a grease fire in the kitchen quickly spread to the rest of the building. No injuries were reported.



The 24/7 diner opened in the 1950s and attracted celebrities including Drew Carey, George Clooney and Bill Cosby during its 60-year run.

Co-owner Ed Salzgerber tells The Plain Dealer that the atmosphere and history of the diner led him to buy it in 2002.

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