For what it's worth, The Old Spaghetti Factory
isn't entirely a Canadian
chain. There is one in Nashville, TN
on 2nd Avenue near the waterfront and I believe there is also one in Memphis
The Old Spaghetti Factory used to be my favorite restaurant as a child - it was a sort of magical place my parents would take me for special occasions. Yes, we had the trolley car too - and it was where I always wanted to sit but never was allowed... the trolley car was in the smoking section. The Old Spaghetti Factory was also the site of one of my first "dates".
And up until a few moments ago, I had no idea this was a chain restaurant stretching all across Canada. I believed my moments of childhood magic to be unique and solely mine. Now all that's ruined, and I know it's all just a big Canadian conspiracy.