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Poutine, that Québécois staple made of french fries and cheese curds doused in brown gravy, is expanding to burger joints across America, reports Scott Hume at Burger Business.”More and more American burger bars and other restaurants are catching on,” writes Hume. “Poutine is tasty, fun and messy and some of the best young American chefs are having a ball with it.”
He confirmed it with chefs from Chicago to Cleveland to Brooklyn, but it’s not just the smaller restaurants getting involved. There are some big boys touting poutine as well.
One of its champions is Wendy’s, the 2nd biggest fast food chain in the U.S. It not only serves poutine in Canada, but it started a “Poutition” to make it Canada’s national dish. Burger King offers it in Canada as well.
You can bet there’s more to come too, since snack dishes are becoming increasingly popular at restaurants. Still, poutine’s U.S. breakthrough won’t be complete until the big American restaurant chains start marketing it south of Canada’s border.
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