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Colliers Talks | Neighbourhood Retail Spotlight Episode 3

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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

Having started her real estate career during a period of flux, Zoë was quick to adapt to the requirements of the retail market and her clients to deliver unparalleled results during uncertain times. Zoë drives the deal process from the beginning through direct outreach and consistent activity to maintain momentum to the close. With experience in both the urban and suburban markets, Zoë understands the nuances of the deal cycle across a wide range of positions. Having worked with corporate clients, franchisees, new business owners, and private Landlords, Zoë possesses the resourcefulness and adaptability to meet her clients where they need her. As a graduate of Concordia University with a BFA, Zoë’s innate creativity guides her ability to conceptualize client goals and vision for a clear strategy forward. Integrating a deep understanding of the current market, industry relationships, and consumer trends, Zoë is quickly establishing herself as a threat to her competitors and an asset to 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 corporate.colliers.com, Twitter @Colliers or LinkedIn.

Colliers International (CIGI) is listed on the NASDAQ and TSX.

Accomplishments: GTA Retail Rookie of the Year, 2021

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