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RIP Pizza Hut/Pizza Hut Buffet at 900 Dufferin St

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RIP Pizza Hut/Pizza Hut Buffet at 900 Dufferin St

The KFC /Taco Bell soldiers on. However the Pizza Hut part of restaurant now permanently closed :(
"I felt a great disturbance at KFC as if millions of chickens suddenly cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced." RFD user stephroll
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sprung wrote: The KFC /Taco Bell soldiers on. However the Pizza Hut part of restaurant now permanently closed :(
Good! I am glad they finally made that decision. For the longest time (a little over a year now, at least) they would keep saying "it's closed for now. Maybe next week it will be back..."

For those who want Pizza hut in that area, a Pizza Hut has opened up not too far down the road near Ossington & Bloor. (Bloor & Concord, across the street from the Long & McQuade music store)
No more Pizza buffet though. As crappy as it was, I actually miss it.
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Pizza Hut buffets were the best back when I was in university. Not too expensive and you could just destroy as many pieces as you could handle. And there was always room for dessert pizza!
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Not too surprising since in the Mall itself, the Teriyaki Experience closed (soon to be a Jerk King), and I remember the Manchu Wok, Thai Express & Villa Madina all being for sale on realtor.ca
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Shimso wrote: Not too surprising since in the Mall itself, the Teriyaki Experience closed (soon to be a Jerk King), and I remember the Manchu Wok, Thai Express & Villa Madina all being for sale on realtor.ca
Interesting. There an A&W and a Popeye's both in the mall & also at Dufferin & Bloor.
Why do they also need a KFC both in the mall and just outside?
Now Jerk King will also have two locations close together?
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oicthat2013 wrote: an AYCE KFC buffet would be nice
south of the border...kfc in the states have ayce lunch and dinners
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oicthat2013 wrote: an AYCE KFC buffet would be nice
Excellent idea, however,
prior to the decision to shut down the pizza section, they were having problems with the Buffet table. (something blew, broke down, needed constant repair, etc...)
If they couldn't fix it for Pizza, I doubt we'll ever see it for chicken.
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oicthat2013 wrote: an AYCE KFC buffet would be nice
The last one in Canada was (is??) in Weyburn, SK on the TransCanada highway. We used to stop there, when we did our yearly Edmonton to Winnipeg trek. I don't if it's me, but the chicken at some of the small town KFC's in SK was different somehow, much crispier and tastier as the seasoning wasn't being drowned in fat.
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I sometimes go to the Ellesmere & Pharmacy location but for a few years now the amount of patrons has continuously decreased. I have only gone sporadically after a long 4 or 5 year hiatus. The lunch buffet is terrible with very little diversity in any choice pizza, and no free re-fills on soft drinks when every restaurant in the entire city has gone to that format including fast food restaurants over the years.

Don't know about everyone else but at $2.99 per drink with no refill that seems to be out of step with reality in the food business, especially when a soft drink would cost about $0.30 cents per cup at best. Without a free re-fill on a soft drink then my money is going elsewhere.
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You mean the one at Birchmount & Ellesmere, right?
Ballroomblitz1 wrote: I sometimes go to the Ellesmere & Pharmacy location but for a few years now the amount of patrons has continuously decreased. I have only gone sporadically after a long 4 or 5 year hiatus. The lunch buffet is terrible with very little diversity in any choice pizza, and no free re-fills on soft drinks when every restaurant in the entire city has gone to that format including fast food restaurants over the years.

Don't know about everyone else but at $2.99 per drink with no refill that seems to be out of step with reality in the food business, especially when a soft drink would cost about $0.30 cents per cup at best. Without a free re-fill on a soft drink then my money is going elsewhere.
At that price for soft drinks w/o refills, no point in ordering it. Besides, most people who go to get a deal at AYCE joints for buffets usually just order water with it. I usually do, especially if there are no refills on soft drinks!
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I am not surprised. This place was always dead when I would go to Tacobell.
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Bebo123 wrote: No, it would not be nice...
It would. Helps make up for the pieces getting smaller and smaller. lol
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love the Weyburn KFC buffet, it is still going, the owner is really nice and said she will fight to keep it...also a Pizza Hut buffet close to my house....used to have KFC/Pizza Hut buffet in Humboldt
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oicthat2013 wrote: an AYCE KFC buffet would be nice
100%
I occasionally hit up the ones in the US and they're spectacular.
Bebo123 wrote: No, it would not be nice...
Why wouldn't it be? All the fun of KFC but without the price tag. Not that KFC is expensive anyways, but if you can eat 6 or 7 pieces a buffet comes out cheaper.
Plus AYCEDrink gravy.
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death_hawk wrote: Why wouldn't it be? All the fun of KFC but without the price tag. Not that KFC is expensive anyways, but if you can eat 6 or 7 pieces a buffet comes out cheaper.
Plus AYCEDrink gravy.
6 or 7 KFC size pieces would realistically though come out to 2-3 pieces. So a buffet would be the only means to make eating at places like KFC worthwhile.

Pretty surprising actually after the huge decline of public appeal to these fast food chains with the economy, inflation vs. shrinking portions from menu items, that you don't see them go all out for a buffet type of addition to try to draw back all the lost customer base. Places like KFC, Taco Bell and others affected by the poor market could learn on how to not end up like places such as Lick's and Arby's have. Burger King big time could learn from it. Sad times.

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