There's good news and bad news.
The bad news is that no matter how much Canadians demand the return of Zellers restaurant in-store, the company announced today that it's just not feasible.
The good news is that they're putting the nostalgic diner on wheels and hitting the road.
The affordable retail chain is working to mobilize a fleet of food trucks that will be outside select Zellers locations when they open this spring. Over a series of days, the trucks will serve fan favourites from the Zellers Family Restaurant, a prime eatery to visit with your grandma back in the day.
The best part – we get to pick which dishes they bring back.
Zellers has launched a poll on its social media with 10 menu items (nine from the original diner and one new vegetarian option) and for the next week, people can weigh in on what they want to eat. The top five results will make up the final menu.
The choices are, the Big Z Burger, Fries and Gravy, Hot Chicken Sandwich, Grilled Cheese Sandwich, Onion Rings, Quesadilla, Poutine, Hot Dog, Chicken Fingers, and a new Veggie Burger.
Zellers also teased that if the comeback is successful, the Zellers Diner on wheels will hit the open road and head cross-country on a national food truck tour.
Dates and locations have yet to be announced but the store promises it will be coast to coast.