Golden Griddle to Open In Entertainment District
- food face Aug 19, 2007 07:50 PM
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.
They actually serve lunch and dinner as well, typically, which are, believe it or not, far worse than their brunch.
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...
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!
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)