The ghost kitchen that was home to the first Toronto IHOP has closed permanently

Surprisingly, Toronto’s largest chain of ghost kitchens has closed one of its most popular locations.

Ghost Kitchens, a brand that first emerged during the lockdowns to serve the growing need for takeout and delivery when indoor dining was closed, still has locations across the city.

But its high-profile location near downtown Toronto, on Sudbury St., just south of the Drake Hotel, suddenly closed without notice.

The location was probably best known as the first ghost kitchen to offer IHOP breakfasts in Toronto. Other Ghost Kitchen chain locations still offer the famous American brand pancakes and other breakfast favorites.

The closure was surprising as it seemed that the Ghost Kitchens brand had gained a lot of popularity in the last year. Their key offering is that they allow customers to order from many different brands, not just from one restaurant.

Other brands Ghost Kitchens currently own include Cinnabon, The Cheesecake Factory bakery, Wow Bao, Nathan’s Famous, and KD Creations.

A sign was posted outside the store directing customers to the nearest location on Oriole Parkway in Midtown Toronto.

“I’m not sure if there was a clear reason why it was closed,” Dsirwesh, the owner of the Ghost Kitchens Oriole Parkway location, told blogTO.

“This happens a lot in a corporate chain. Everything is constantly changing and [the company] he always has different expectations in the way he wants to grow up.”

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Ghost kitchens. With files from Eva Rasciauskas

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