DuckTales Kitchen was part of the longtime Waddle dining dynasty. The Vancouver restaurant was started by Steve Waddle, the grandson of Gene Waddle, who opened Waddle’s Drive-In and Coffee Shop at Jantzen Beach in Oregon in 1945.
In his closure announcement, Waddle thanked his staff and customers.
“The staff we have left has been nothing short of awesome. We are like a family,” Waddle wrote. “A big thank you to all of our beloved customers and especially ‘the neighborhood’ for supporting us so loyally through these rough times.
“This has been a dream come true for me and I have no regrets,” he wrote. “It is my hope that our legacy is a positive one, and we will be warmly thought of as something special in this little corner of Vancouver.”