Reader: I Like Gunther Toody's, But I Like Olive Garden, Too

Gunther Toody's in Colorado Springs, a Colorado original.EXPAND
Gunther Toody's in Colorado Springs, a Colorado original.

With development wiping out many of the favorite spots around Denver, our nostalgia cup is overflowing. Bree Davies poured out plenty of memories in My Denver, My Dream for How to Keep It Great, and that included shopping at local businesses, such as the two Marczyk Fine Foods stores or Pete's Fruits and Vegetables. Responds Samuel:

Is it a bad thing for someone to like both local businesses and national chains? I like eating at Gunther Toody's but some of my favorite restaurants are Wendy's and Olive Garden.

It's not so easy to eat at Gunther Toody's these days. The homegrown chain started in 1986 in Colorado Springs; today six locations are left in Colorado Springs and Denver suburbs, including Littleton, Thornton and Northglenn. But the location at 4500 East Alameda Avenue closed almost three years ago, and the Arvada spot at 7355 Ralston Road is slated to become a second Steuben's.


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