By Ian Bush

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The landmark diner featured in Silver Linings Playbook has been forced to close its doors after an early-morning fire. But managers of the Llanerch in Upper Darby say they’ll be back in business before long.

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Cooks were grilling breakfast when the grease fire erupted.

“Between the bacon and the potatoes — sometimes it’s a type of little spark, you throw a little milk on it or something and it dies,” said Llanerch Diner co-owner Mike Mihos. “This time, the thing had a mind of its own.”

He says the flames were too intense for the efforts of his employees before actual firefighters arrived.

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Mihos explains that they were able to contain the fire, and that it could have of been much worse.

Silver Linings Playbook was done here — that brought people from everywhere, even from around the world,” he said.

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Mihos estimates $50,000 in damage, but he hopes to have the place that’s hosted a Hollywood production, Martin Luther King Jr., and loyal customers for 80-plus years reopened by next Monday.