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Published on June 02, 2023
 SF's Longest-Operating Diner, the 105-Year-Old St. Francis Fountain, Has a New Owner

A sigh of relief fills the air as San Francisco's oldest diner, St. Francis Fountain, appears to have found a buyer – Mantakarn Seenin, an industry veteran with experience at North Beach's Mama's on Washington Square. Although the transaction has not yet closed, with an expected date of June 7, the 105-year-old business continues to live, preserving its historical charm and vintage elements.

Interestingly, it's reported that the sale is likely for a significantly lower amount than the owners initially asked for, at just $170,000. And with St. Francis Fountain maintaining its 2016 Legacy Business status, the new owner is expected to uphold the diner's enduring character and atmosphere, much to the delight of longtime patrons and fans. Continue reading on SFist →

Image: Andrew D. via Yelp