Thursday, May 28, 2015

Famous Laffa Kosher to open in Thornhill

The kosher Middle Eastern eating establishment Famous Laffa, on Magnetic Drive in Toronto, is amassing quite the following and reputation for flavourful, filling cuisine with an ambience that makes Canadian patrons feel as though they are being served by their Israeli brothers and sisters.

Now franchising around the city, this rapidly expanding operation may soon have a neighbourhood location near you.

After undergoing a renovation that began around Passover, the Magnetic Drive flagship location (formerly called Dr. Laffa) was scheduled to re-open this month. A take-out location opened in mid-April on Bathurst Street south of Lawrence Avenue in the commercial heart of the Toronto Jewish community (and right next to the only remaining Dr. Laffa on the Go, operated by a former partner of Famous Laffa's founder, Sasi Haba).

Other Famous locations – some kosher, some not – are also popping up along major city streets, including Yonge Street, where one is set to open soon just south of Steeles Avenue and Centerpoint Mall.

Today, Famous announced via Twitter that its latest kosher franchised location will open this August inside Thornhill's Promenade Mall. Great news for students, young families and kosher foodies of all ages who have seen many kosher establishments close in the last few years due to market constraints.

The battle for your falafel and shwarma dollar is about to heat up, and just in time for summer.

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