Five Guys Burgers & Fries Permanently Closed.

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daveandanne wrote: Nov 5th, 2021, 5:23 pm Now on Castanet. Swiss Chalet is also closing on Nov. 7, 2021 following the care home in West Kelowna and now also the sale of seven care homes too. Keep your eyes on these bouncing balls.
Swiss Chalet failed in Kelowna... now in West Kelowna, that sauce does go well with fries.

Parent company has had number of failures in the central Okanagan:
Swiss Chalet
East Side Mario's
Kelseys
Harvey's (in Home Depot)
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GordonH wrote: Nov 5th, 2021, 6:41 pm
Swiss Chalet failed in Kelowna... now in West Kelowna, that sauce does go well with fries.
They need to put that sauce in to go juice boxes with a little straw [icon_lol2.gif]

The stuff is so artificial, so synthetic, so bad for you but man, it is some freakin' good sauce [icon_lol2.gif]
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How is a nine year run a failure? Seriously, it's is NINE years longer than most new restaurants. Not a failure by any means.

I've never patronized this Swiss Chalet but people surely did to last nine years. Nine GordonH, not one.
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Queen K wrote: Nov 5th, 2021, 9:37 pm How is a nine year run a failure? Seriously, it's is NINE years longer than most new restaurants. Not a failure by any means.

I've never patronized this Swiss Chalet but people surely did to last nine years. Nine GordonH, not one.
Used to go to the one in Kelowna a few times a year during the fall/winter. Used to be really good value, half chicken dinner was $15 and it came with a soup, bread, fries, dessert and a little Lindor chocolate. Honestly, I love their chicken, they put a lot of paprika on the skin, tasted just like my mom's chicken did.
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I'm hoping people who go there in the next few days leave huge tips for the servers. HUGE. So sad that more jobs are gone.
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Metro Van is down to only one location IIRC, in Burnaby on Lougheed Highway just east of Boundary. Interestingly, Burnaby also still has an Uncle Willy's :biggrin:
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Does anyone know if original joes are still open?
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Otiginal Joe's (Westbank) is still around and has no plans on closing up shop anytime soon.
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OKkayak wrote: Nov 5th, 2021, 10:02 pm Metro Van is down to only one location IIRC, in Burnaby on Lougheed Highway just east of Boundary. Interestingly, Burnaby also still has an Uncle Willy's :biggrin:
What is a IIRC.
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^^^If I Recall/Remember Correctly.
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oneh2obabe wrote: Nov 6th, 2021, 3:05 am ^^^If I Recall/Remember Correctly.
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OKkayak wrote: Nov 5th, 2021, 10:02 pm Metro Van is down to only one location IIRC, in Burnaby on Lougheed Highway just east of Boundary. Interestingly, Burnaby also still has an Uncle Willy's :biggrin:
Well, turns out Metro Van's only Swiss Chalet is shutting its doors Dec 27th. Guess we'll be heading up there one last time as another part of growing up becomes nothing more than a memory.
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nucksRnum1 wrote: Nov 5th, 2021, 11:01 pm Does anyone know if original joes are still open?
Pandosy st Original Joes is still open.
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OKkayak wrote: Dec 5th, 2021, 1:07 pm
OKkayak wrote: Nov 5th, 2021, 10:02 pm Metro Van is down to only one location IIRC, in Burnaby on Lougheed Highway just east of Boundary. Interestingly, Burnaby also still has an Uncle Willy's :biggrin:
Well, turns out Metro Van's only Swiss Chalet is shutting its doors Dec 27th. Guess we'll be heading up there one last time as another part of growing up becomes nothing more than a memory.
Que Sera, Sera.... to Swiss Chalet.
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I asked my girlfriend if she ever had five guys, and she wanted to specify - at the same time or separately?

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