Gabby’s was founded in 1989 by a local Toronto based family. Situated on Yonge Street, north of Lawrence Avenue in the heart of a populated upper-middle-class neighbourhood, the concept was simply to create a cozy environment that was well suited to have great conversations, served quality freshly cooked meals and offered great draft beer and spirit selections. After almost three decades of fine-tuning, product development, and loads of hard work, we have what you see today. We currently serve over 35,000 people a week in our 12 Toronto locations.
Today, we are defined as a mainstream casual dining restaurant with an integrated sports bar area that caters to the community and local businesses. We provide friendly, attentive service in a relaxed environment by staff and owners that truly enjoy their job.
Over the years our menu has changed to reflect today’s consumer. From a once beer and wing joint to our current menu of over 50+ items including our hand dipped to order authentic beer battered fish & chips, premium brisket burgers, a great selection of entree salads and more than 20 vegetarian options. Let’s not forget that we still serve great wings.
Our Toronto based locations offer delivery throughout the downtown core seven days a week, provide take out, fast pick-up and on-site catering in addition to full table service. The overall decor of Gabby’s has also evolved over the years. Once a Roadhouse look, now a much softer, cleaner, more contemporary casual dining look. Our latest locations feature generous wood booths, the walls offer rich wood finishes, natural stone and exposed brick topped with our signature nostalgic signage and conversational pieces. A host of large High Definition Flat screen TV’s, rich earth tone colors and great music round out the theme. Our image is a reflection of today’s consumer needs and the change in current styles.
We are very proud to say that after almost 30 years of serving this great city, our Toronto based company is still owned and operated by the same founding family who operate many of our current locations. If you have experience in the hospitality industry and are looking for a business opportunity, we selectively offer franchise opportunities outside the downtown core.