Pekin Fire Chief Kurt Nelson said the call came in at 12:44 a.m. Monday from employees who lived in the area. Smoke was seen coming out of the building and first responders found heavy smoke conditions in the kitchen.
Firefighters found a small fire in a closet, which was contained due to the sprinkler system preventing the fire from spreading, Nelson said.
The cause is still under investigation and initial estimated damage is between $10,000 and $25,000.
In a Facebook post by Godfather’s, the company said it’s a landmark location and one of the oldest Godfather’s in the country.