The site of a 71-year-old family restaurant at Bathurst and Wilson will soon be home to an American fast food chain.
Goodbye Steve’s Restaurant, hello Popeyes Louisiana Chicken.
“It hurts to walk past it daily,” wrote one former patron on the restaurant’s Facebook page, which is currently covered in cry face emojis and the word “noooo!”
“I have so many memories at Steve’s,” wrote another, “From my dad taking me there a kid and then taking my baby girl after she was born.”
Best known for its awesome Greek salad and all-day breakfast options, Steve’s Restaurant has also been described as “an institution” by locals who say they practically “lived at that place growing up.”
Staff in Thornhill confirmed by phone today that the former Steve’s at Bathurst and Wilson is indeed being converted into a Popeyes chicken franchise.
An opening date has yet to be announced, but signs for the greasy spoon have already been replaced with signs for the greasy chicken joint.