CLOSURE: Toronto chain restaurant closes permanently in Mississauga

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Published January 6, 2024 at 7:02 pm

A popular Toronto chain has shuttered its Mississauga location after two years.

Dirty Bird Chicken and Waffles, known for its crispy waffles and chicken infused with signature sauces, has closed its doors.

Located at 6415 Erin Mills Pkwy, at the intersection of Erin Mills and Battleford, this restaurant opened for business during the pandemic.

It took comfort food to a whole new level with their classic ‘The Big Dirty’ made with boneless dark meat on a waffle with cheddar cheese, lettuce, tomato, and dirty aioli sauce. Another crowd-favourite, ‘The Great White North,’ featured white meat tenders on a waffle with a buttered maple and spicy scotch bonnet ranch sauce.

The menu also offered sandwiches like ‘The Jerk’, which included boneless chicken thigh and jerk barbecue sauce with a slaw on the side, as well as ‘The Sticky Icky’, which was a combination of boneless chicken thigh, maple garlic, pickled jalapeno, and dirty aioli. Each one was served on a waffle or bun.

A notice was posted on the restaurant’s front door, revealing a message from the landlord to the tenant and the possible reason for its closure.

According to the document, the Dirty Bird Chicken and Waffles tenancy was terminated due to reported financial breaches, initially citing over $7,000 which appeared to be scratched out and penned to a new amount of roughly $3,000.

In the notice, the landlord explicitly stated that they took control over the premises and cautioned that any attempts by the tenants to re-enter would be deemed unlawful.

Closer to the end of the notice there was a date of Sept. 28, 2023 written and a notary seal accompanying it.

The establishment remains vacant, and it is unknown if a new restaurant is set to move into the space.

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