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Restaurants that closed permanently

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So many memories here with family. Was always a better option than Mandarin nearby. Sorry to see it go. Another restaurant lost. Disappointed But Relieved Face
Steeles and Woodbine from 11:30 a.m. until 3 p.m.
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According to the News, they have 137 employees lost the job. It surprised me that a "buffet" restaurant has that many employees. And my friend smiled and told me that those people probably the owner's family and friend, pay them $5000 as "salary" and save some taxes, and they can get $2000 a month... Smart people, they are the true RFDer.
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raccoon wrote: According to the News, they have 137 employees lost the job. It surprised me that a "buffet" restaurant has that many employees. And my friend smiled and told me that those people probably the owner's family and friend, pay them $5000 as "salary" and save some taxes, and they can get $2000 a month... Smart people, they are the true RFDer.
I remember we met the head chef there almost 8 years ago. He offered my mother to try a new dish he was working on. This was a great restaurant for the community. Really sad.
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Haven't been there for about 10 years since those metal dish cleaning cloth pieces were found in my and my brother's food.
No one apologized, didn't even offer any thing off the bill because I got a new plate and continued eating.

Bitch, I was starving and there were 10+ people in my group I didn't really know well. Had no choice.
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I have a friend who used to work in their Accounting department would tell you otherwise.

It takes a lot of people to run a good business...
raccoon wrote: According to the News, they have 137 employees lost the job. It surprised me that a "buffet" restaurant has that many employees. And my friend smiled and told me that those people probably the owner's family and friend, pay them $5000 as "salary" and save some taxes, and they can get $2000 a month... Smart people, they are the true RFDer.
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Raccoon thats not how it works.CRA will do a audit on anyone who files a CREB claim to see their work history.If they see worker being hired say Feb 2020 and few month later claiming the CREB I can 100% promise the business and the individual will get audited.Yes a buffett can have over 100 workers on different shifts and days.Most of them have workers at night prepping food when the place is closed and they also have the cleaning staff.The workers you see in the dining area is only the tip of the iceberg.Add into the mix of those handling the finances,ordering,deliveries etc 100 workers is reasonable.
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Are all the RFDers outside of "centre of the RFD universe GTA" supposed to mind read where this is located?
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raccoon wrote: According to the News, they have 137 employees lost the job. It surprised me that a "buffet" restaurant has that many employees. And my friend smiled and told me that those people probably the owner's family and friend, pay them $5000 as "salary" and save some taxes, and they can get $2000 a month... Smart people, they are the true RFDer.
Your friend is not giving you an informed information. "probably" etc. Nobody started working for $5000 salary to get $2000 from CERB that didn't exist before, and you didn't qualify if you didn't have it on record.

Your entire post is defamation on the basis of what "your friend" told you "probably" was - uninformed hearsay. You should be ashamed. It's not enough this business is closing and people are losing their jobs, you have to assault their character on no basis at all.

Post reported.
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137 employees for a buffet that size is nothing.
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Location in title please.
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Was there last year. As an out-of-towner I had no nostalgia goggles on. It was pretty gross - dated, dirty dining areas (carpet where we were) and so-so food focused on quantity over quality. I was worried enough then about hygiene (few screens over the food to avoid people sneezing and coughing on it); with COVID it would be horrific.

It's really no loss, the outside was cool but beyond that it needed completely gutting. Not the kind of place that will survive the COVID revolution. Sad for staff though I'm sure.
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Leverage wrote: Are all the RFDers outside of "centre of the RFD universe GTA" supposed to mind read where this is located?
There's other parts of Canada?
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Leverage wrote: Are all the RFDers outside of "centre of the RFD universe GTA" supposed to mind read where this is located?
A well known eatery, on Woodbine Ave, in Markham, Ontario. Very quaint façade - like the leaning tower of Pisa. Fun atmosphere and plenty of variety and food!
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I agree with a few in here. As a kid it was fun but i went about 3 years ago with a friend and it was just down right gross. nothing of quality to eat, just quantity of pasta in sauce and gross pizza. It wont be missed as far as I am concerned.

also some MOD must have messed up and merged this into the hot deal section....
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