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Thomas N. Soffron

Thomas N. Soffron

American restaurateur
Thomas N. Soffron
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Intro American restaurateur
Was Restaurateur
From United States of America
Type Business
Gender male
Birth 10 December 1907
Death 21 February 2004 (aged 96 years)
Star sign Sagittarius
Peoplepill ID thomas-n-soffron
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Thomas N. Soffron (December 10, 1907 – February 21, 2004) was the clam digger and restaurateur who created the fried clam strip. He was also a singer and guitarist, member of the Talambekos Mandolinata band.


He was born on December 10, 1907 and he was an immigrant from Greece with his three brothers and a sister: Virginia Soffron, George N. Soffron (1907–1990), Stephen N. Soffron (1919–1995) and Peter Soffron (1913–1984).

Together they owned the Soffron Brothers Clam Company in Ipswich, Massachusetts, which started in 1938.

They arranged an exclusive deal to provide their clam strips to the Howard Johnson's restaurant chain which were sold under the tradename "Tender-sweet Fried Clams".

There is an anecdote that "Soffron was a picky eater and did not care for the clam’s belly. He only ate the strip from the large clam, which he could sanitize." In 1961 they were charged with tax evasion.

He was married to Sophia Economis.

The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 13 Jun 2020. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
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