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Aug 19, 2007 07:50 PM

Golden Griddle to Open In Entertainment District

I'm shocked. A Golden Griddle is to open in the Heart of the Cheesy Entertainment district. This makes me laugh. I wonder where the companies Head office is??? It probably isn't in Toronto. How could a terrible breakfast chain like that survive in a neighborhood where all that's left during breakfast/brunch hours is barf on the sidewalks and litter? Even good night time restaurants and night clubs close down shorty after opening. I know this because I live a few blocks away. As a kid my brother found a fly smushed into one of their pancakes. Icky. Does anyone acutally like this place; I really want to know and why? I thought they were phasing this chain out of existance.

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  1. They actually serve lunch and dinner as well, typically, which are, believe it or not, far worse than their brunch.

    1. If it's open late night, this place can probably capitalize on the gross, post-club traffic. Wasted people are notorious for wanting a big feed after drinking. I think the Yonge/Carleton location does OK by that demographic, and IHOP-ing after clubbing is a thing in the US. Although, personally, I don't really get the drunken pancake crave...

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      1. re: Rabbit

        ding ding ding! there's usually nothing me and my friends crave more than greasy food! especially breakfast right after drinking, or after a looong sleep. golden griddle isn't really that cheap either, but you can squeeze money out of drunks.

      2. Always helpful to post the location specifics...

        20 Duncan St. (Just south of Adelaide)

        1. Many Golden Griddles are open 24 hours so I too figure they are going for the drunk / high after club crowd.. not a place I would want to be in at 3am!

          1. Actually, anything within the club district that serves greasy yucky food at 3am on a Friday night will probably do just fine.

            God knows, the Golden Griddle at Yonge/Carlton was the site of many a post-club/rave meal. I agree, it's not good eats, but then again... who cares when you've just finished a two-hour binge and just want something to sop up enough alcohol to avoid bed-spins? (see: Mars diner, Sneaky Disease, Fran's, et al)

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            1. re: tartiflette

              and don't forget the Mr.Pong Truck or street meat alternatives..

              1. re: OnDaGo

                ahhhh mr. pong, so many memories..........
                they're closed now right?

                1. re: OnDaGo

                  Mmmm... Mr Pong. Many an Awesome Jumbo made its way down my gullet back in the day. Maximum grease-to-cabbage ratio - definitely NOT good eats.

                  1. re: tartiflette

                    maybe not good eats......but i also have also had may share of the awesome jumbo back in the day. so is the pongster RIP-ing?

                    1. re: rayrayray

                      Yep, they closed up shop about 3-4 yrs ago or so. RIP, Awesome Jumbo. I miss seeing their cheesy delivery car around the downtown streets.