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Dufferin Mall Food Court Thread!

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Dufferin Mall Food Court Thread!

The dirty duff mall food court may be a depressing place to visit, but when you work nearby it’s impossible to resist.

Being a regular has it’s perks though - if I get the right cashier at Thai express there’s always a free soda hook up. Burrito Bar often chucks in a bag of chips too if you stop and chat a bit.

Any other regulars get preferential treatment at the duff food court?
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ahh good ole dufferin mall.
brings back memories.
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Ya, nice mall that has stores we like. Food court is alright.
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DaleJN wrote:
Nov 2nd, 2018 7:09 pm
The dirty duff mall food court may be a depressing place to visit, but when you work nearby it’s impossible to resist.
Dirty? They renovated a few years ago and then renovated some more.
I don't miss the McDonald's, since I can always go to Walmart for that.
I also never bother with KFC because the KFC/Taco bell/Pizza hut just outside has self serve pop for the same price and (for reasons unknown) the KFC in the food court has zero free refills.
(they refill for a dollar)
Same goes for the A&W-why bother with the Duff food court dollar refills when you can go to the A&W @ Dufferin & Bloor and get free refills on rootbeer?
McDonald's @ Walmart also has self serve pop, which indeed adds to my reasons for not missing the Mcdonald's in the Dufferin Mall.

I can't say the same for Popeye's though. Both the inside and outside locations charge for refills.
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playnicee1 wrote:
Nov 2nd, 2018 8:49 pm
Dirty? They renovated a few years ago and then renovated some more.
I don't miss the McDonald's, since I can always go to Walmart for that.
I also never bother with KFC because the KFC/Taco bell/Pizza hut just outside has self serve pop for the same price and (for reasons unknown) the KFC in the food court has zero free refills.
(they refill for a dollar)
Same goes for the A&W-why bother with the Duff food court dollar refills when you can go to the A&W @ Dufferin & Bloor and get free refills on rootbeer?
McDonald's @ Walmart also has self serve pop, which indeed adds to my reasons for not missing the Mcdonald's in the Dufferin Mall.

I can't say the same for Popeye's though. Both the inside and outside locations charge for refills.
yeah all fast food places that have fountain drinks should offer free refills as just basic customer service. Like what's the cost per pour, 3 cents of syrup? Maybe more.... but that "free refill" is seen as value to the customer, which means more purchases.
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playnicee1 wrote:
Nov 2nd, 2018 8:49 pm
Dirty? They renovated a few years ago and then renovated some more.
I don't miss the McDonald's, since I can always go to Walmart for that.
I also never bother with KFC because the KFC/Taco bell/Pizza hut just outside has self serve pop for the same price and (for reasons unknown) the KFC in the food court has zero free refills.
(they refill for a dollar)
Same goes for the A&W-why bother with the Duff food court dollar refills when you can go to the A&W @ Dufferin & Bloor and get free refills on rootbeer?
McDonald's @ Walmart also has self serve pop, which indeed adds to my reasons for not missing the Mcdonald's in the Dufferin Mall.

I can't say the same for Popeye's though. Both the inside and outside locations charge for refills.
Inside Popeyes was free refill for me
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lolz

A few months ago, I accidentally left my umbrella there for 3 minutes while getting a coffee...when I returned, it was taken. Stay classy, Duff Mall.

The best reason for me to go there is if I need something at Walmart + No Frills. That No Frills is huge, has some interesting things that other No Frills don't have. Dollarama provides cheap snacks and drinks.

I usually end up getting something at the Villa Medina, McDonald's, or the Taco Bell just outside. Coffee at the A&W. There's also a decent Vietnamese restaurant nearby (Pho Linh), about a 5 minute walk.

If it had a Sephora, it'd be a pretty complete mall.
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peanutz wrote:
Nov 2nd, 2018 10:38 pm
If it had a Sephora, it'd be a pretty complete mall.
I think Sephora chose not to compete with Clore, which is where Buck or two used to be @ Dufferin & Bloor, just down the street from the mall.
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peanutz wrote:
Nov 2nd, 2018 10:38 pm
lolz

A few months ago, I accidentally left my umbrella there for 3 minutes while getting a coffee...when I returned, it was taken. Stay classy, Duff Mall.

The best reason for me to go there is if I need something at Walmart + No Frills. That No Frills is huge, has some interesting things that other No Frills don't have. Dollarama provides cheap snacks and drinks.

I usually end up getting something at the Villa Medina, McDonald's, or the Taco Bell just outside. Coffee at the A&W. There's also a decent Vietnamese restaurant nearby (Pho Linh), about a 5 minute walk.

If it had a Sephora, it'd be a pretty complete mall.
You just hit the trifecta for me. The main reason I went there.
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Mall is decent. Pretty much go there for Walmart and No Frills as others have said. Once in a while Toys R Us.
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Depressing eh?

Something tells me you haven't been to the Galleria Mall up the road.

Time warp portal to the 1970s.

The best part is they decided to replace the burnt out lights outside.

You know .... after someone was killed in the parking lot.
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Brings back old memories of being 10 and my dad taking the family in the gold Chevy to shop. Dad's gone now and I'm doing the 55thNeutral Face birthday tomorrow. I live in Scarb now and rarely get down to that side. Thanks for the thread, miss ole Dufferin Mall.
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renoldman wrote:
Nov 3rd, 2018 10:32 am
Depressing eh?

Something tells me you haven't been to the Galleria Mall up the road.
Time warp portal to the 1970s.
The Galleria has been sold to developers. They will be tearing down the mall sections at a time, so be sure to drop by very soon before it's too late to see it for the last time!
https://condonow.com/Galleria-Mall-Condos
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Sounds like they’ll keep it as a mall, but I’m sure it’ll be a lot different. Picturing swanky boutiques.

I hope BATL doesn’t get the axe! Pardon the pun..
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renoldman wrote:
Nov 3rd, 2018 10:32 am
Something tells me you haven't been to the Galleria Mall up the road.

Time warp portal to the 1970s.
Sounds like the Central Parkway Mall in Mississauga. Right down to the retro font on the sign (or maybe it’s all original!)

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