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Anyone know what chain/restaurant this is? New paint job on old Trafalgar Lick's (Oakville)

ylsf Mar 9, 2014 04:37 PM

They did some work within the last two days on the old Lick's on Trafalgar in Oakville. Curious if anyone recognizes the checkerboard design from another location/etc. I thought that maybe it was Five Guys but they have more red checkered and it doesn't seem to appear in the outside display of the stores from my googling of images.

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  1. foodyDudey RE: ylsf Mar 9, 2014 04:50 PM

    It looks like a quick oil change place to me!

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      bytepusher RE: ylsf Mar 9, 2014 05:08 PM

      Looks a little bit like the Checkers/Rally chain

      Johnny Rocket's also uses the checkerboard motif in their design

      Who says it has to be a chain, it could be anyone doing a retro diner style single restaurant

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      1. re: bytepusher
        ylsf RE: bytepusher Mar 9, 2014 05:39 PM

        Yeah, you are right, it could be a one off but it just looked "familiar" to me but maybe just a typical retro look.

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        Michael N RE: ylsf Mar 9, 2014 05:11 PM

        Quaker Steak? They have a similar green / checkered exterior.

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          zivanod RE: ylsf Mar 19, 2014 09:33 AM

          I have been searching for it as well. It looks really familiar but cannot place it.

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            alsiem RE: ylsf Mar 19, 2014 12:57 PM

            How about that old Celine Dion chain, Nickels Deli? I think they were greenish with checks. Hope not.

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              HandPay RE: ylsf Mar 19, 2014 01:37 PM

              Looks so familiar and now it's bothering me! Didn't turn up much in google, other then it is leased by "Saffa Developments" but that didn't lead anywhere. Will be really curious to find the answer out eventually!

              1. happycamper RE: ylsf Mar 20, 2014 08:38 AM

                Colour scheme looks familiar perhaps because it evokes Zellers?

                Maybe a new Target diner??

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                  aphie RE: ylsf Mar 20, 2014 03:32 PM

                  sign went up today:


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                    Michael N RE: aphie Mar 20, 2014 04:20 PM

                    Well, there you go, we were all wrong (and suddenly I am very intrigued -- any idea when this place is opening?).

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                      petek RE: Michael N Mar 20, 2014 05:32 PM

                      Looks kinda 5 Guys-ish...

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                      fryerlover RE: aphie Mar 20, 2014 06:30 PM

                      I haven't tried any of the new burger places other than Woody's (love) in the last few years, although there are a few things on this menu I'd like to try. As per the site they've been around awhile, so let's hope they can keep things consistent with this far north franchise. It appears the only one in Canada IIRC.

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                        happycamper RE: aphie Mar 20, 2014 08:43 PM

                        Thank you.
                        Looking at their "55 Challenge"
                        (ie "We’ll stack 55 oz. of meat on a burger bun, with at least four toppings, give you a side of fries and a 24 oz. soft drink. If you can eat it all in 30 minutes or less, then it’s on the house."), and kudos to them (I guess) for listing all those who's finished the challenge - I'd say it's not great news. Could it be worse than Lick's in their waning days?

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                          HandPay RE: aphie Mar 21, 2014 07:00 AM

                          Ah, mystery solved! I've never heard of this franchise. It does look like the Zellers cafeteria so maybe that was what made it seem familiar.

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