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People in Canada really want Zellers to bring back their restaurants too

You may have heard that the nostalgic Canadian department store chain Zellers is slated to make a comeback, and it's making people yearn for them to bring back their restaurants too.

The brand shut down their last store in Canada right here in Toronto in 2020, but it wasn't long before they were teasing Zellers fans with pop-up activations by the following year.

The return of the stores is supposed to be a mix of e-commerce and physical shops that will "leverage the nationwide network of prime brick-and-mortar Hudson's Bay locations."

The return of Zellers restaurants would certainly be welcomed by many who were once kids and are now adults sharing their memories of the spots.

The food there was mainly simple diner fare, but people are going online to share their recollections of some of their favourite items.

Lots of people especially liked the fries and hot dogs.

Another person remembered getting the hot dog platter and milkshake.

Others worshipped the gravy, even sucking it through a straw.

People recall the potato salad there being especially overloaded with mayo, but in an affectionate way.

One of the most popular items at Zellers back when they had a restaurant was undoubtedly the hot chicken sandwich, which people are anxiously hoping could return.

Aside from the food itself, many people have precious memories that they created at Zellers restaurants with older family members.

However, some think people might be wearing rose-coloured glasses when it comes to the actual quality of the food.

Either way, some are saying that while having the old Zellers back as an entire department store would be great, it's possible you could just reopen the restaurants and people would still be happy.

Only one questions really remains: are you more pumped for the Zellers department store to open or the restaurants?

Lead photo by

Hector Vasquez


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