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Colliers Talks | Neighbourhood Retail Spotlight Episode 3


The Good Fork = Tasty Eats, Great Business and Rave Reviews

“Good” does not begin to describe The Good Fork – its offerings, service quality, approach to adversity, even its focus on employee well-being. In this podcast, Zoe Adey-Babinski speaks with Tolga Yalcin, co-owner and Head Chef of the Toronto-based bistro whose Middle Eastern-inspired cuisine has earned it a 4.9 rating on Uber Eats. Zoe and Tolga discuss:

  • Tolga and his family’s roots and connection to Turkey
  • The ways The Good Fork has pivoted throughout the pandemic, including having to shut down for almost two months a mere five months after opening its new location; adjusting its menu and packaging; and shifting from a 10% takeout model to a 100% takeout strategy
  • Working with third-party delivery companies
  • Ensuring the well-being of The Good Fork’s staff in light of their busy work week
  • The relationship of the business with its landlord throughout the pandemic

Tune in and learn how The Good Fork’s resilience has enabled it to go on “survival mode” while still satisfying customers’ tastebuds – and expectations.

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Zoe Adey-Babinski

Sales Representative

Toronto Downtown

Zoë is your trusted CRE advisor for your retail needs. Whether you are a Tenant in need of a lease renegotiation or audit, a Landlord seeking a credit worthy Tenant, or a retailer seeking to implement a successful omni-channel  strategy, Zoë can provide the expert advice and guidance you need. Focusing on urban retail in Toronto, Zoë collaborates with her clients from a variety of industries to enhance customer experience and profitability through real estate.

Zoë delivers the highest level of customer service and believes in using data and market intelligence to ensure her clients make the most informed decisions possible.  As a market expert, Zoë is up to date on retail trends both locally and internationally, and is committed to providing innovative and creative solutions to clients as they navigate today’s retail transformation.

Before pursuing a career in real estate,  Zoë was responsible for securing and negotiating professional services contracts for Federal Government of Canada clients. She became an expert in the RFP process and creating win-win outcomes for her clients and consultants.  As an advisor with Colliers, Zoë brings a wealth of sales experience and enthusiasm to her role where she serves to facilitate the most successful outcomes for her clients. 

Colliers International is a leading real estate professional services and investment management company. With operations in 68 countries, our more than 15,000 enterprising people work collaboratively to provide expert advice to maximize the value of property for real estate occupiers, owners and investors.

For more than 25 years, our experienced leadership team, owning approximately 40% of our equity, has delivered compound annual investment returns of almost 20% for shareholders. In 2019, corporate revenues were more than $3.0 billion ($3.5 billion including affiliates), with $33 billion of assets under management in our investment management segment. Learn more about how we accelerate success at, Twitter @Colliers or LinkedIn.

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