TORONTO — This spring, Toronto’s Smoke’s Poutinerie is bringing the chain’s newest location home to Quebec, the birthplace of poutine.
“My goal from the beginning has been to spread the love of poutine to the masses, by taking the Quebec classic to the World,” said Ryan Smolkin, founder of the chain.
“It’s exciting to be opening in Montreal, the province where poutine first began. We hope to provide a unique and rewarding experience for our fans, customers and poutine connoisseurs alike.”
The new location features bar-like seating, the chain’s trademark Canadian lumberjack design and ‘80s glam-rock music and will open Monday, April 2 at 2019 Bishop Street with specials such as free Pop Shoppe pop with the purchase of poutine.
The company has 25 franchises across Canada and is planning to add locations in St. Catharines, St. John’s, Waterloo, Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver.