Wendy's Adds Poutine to Canadian Menu...

Wendy's Adds Poutine to Canadian Menus Nationwide, Argues It's Canada's National Dish

There are 17 comments on the River Front Times story from Apr 30, 2012, titled Wendy's Adds Poutine to Canadian Menus Nationwide, Argues It's Canada's National Dish. In it, River Front Times reports that:

America has a tendency to ignore Canada, our neglected neighbors to the north, only paying enough attention to mock their accents.

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RU Kidding

Brampton, Canada

#1 Apr 30, 2012
This is the dumbest thing I have ever read/heard.
If they are not kidding, they will have made the biggest blunder in their history.
The majority of Canadians are English and I can assure Wendys that poutine is NOT Canada's national dish. It's not even in the top 10.
What idiot came up with this idea?

Lively, Canada

#2 Apr 30, 2012
I think that saying that Wendy's poutine is not a Canadian national dish ....but poutine in general should be cause most people across Canada knows and loves poutine
RU Kidding

Brampton, Canada

#3 May 1, 2012
spaz wrote:
I think that saying that Wendy's poutine is not a Canadian national dish ....but poutine in general should be cause most people across Canada knows and loves poutine
It might be Quebec's favourite dish not not Canada's.

Moncton, Canada

#4 May 2, 2012
what does it have to do with English ... the poutine they are talking about is the ones that is fires and gravy and cheeses ....
not the real poutines

kinda pushing far this anti french stuff are we ru kidding ?

Westbank, Canada

#5 May 4, 2012
Poutine is far from being Canada's national dish. Up until a few years ago I doubt anyone in western Canada had even heard of it. As usual some people need to be reminded that Canada is far more than Quebec and Ontario.

North Vancouver, Canada

#6 May 6, 2012
"not even in the top ten?" seriously?!??!? What would be those top ten be? lobster bisque?

Poutine is a true Canadian dish, and just because you have been spending too much of your time in McDonalds, doesn't mean the rest of us don't appreciate the fine cheesy curds and gravy of that sweet dish.

Maybe you should realize Canada extends farther than the Praires.


#7 May 6, 2012
I think that Wendy's Poutine shouldnt even be called poutine. Nor should the other sad attempts made across canada to recreate the poutine. The best versions you are going to find are in Quebec (and possibly ontario depending where you go). And should it be a national dish. No. I don't believe it has that much popularity. It's a Canadian creation, yes, but not a national food.

Alma, Canada

#8 May 7, 2012
who cares about poutine and Wendy (an american food chain)?

Toronto, Canada

#9 May 9, 2012
I dont know why are you ppl are getting so wild up in here but the freakin poutine is Awsome !! Its great ( its a french-Canadian) WENDYS did it man Mcdonalds had a poutine and it blew chunks wendy's poutine is sooo good !

Calgary, Canada

#10 May 14, 2012
The true name of poutine is MUSHY MESS and that is what it is. Potatoes with gravy and a handful of cheese thrown on.
National Food? Get serious. As if. Yup that's right, just step on in to my igloo, and I'll make you a big bowl of french fries and gravy. We'll add some cheese and you'll act like it's something extremely special and worthy of unique consideration. We can pretend that it represents the quality of cooking that is common in many Canadian homes. Sounds realistic eh?
Get serious!
Canadians have developed meals and dishes far superior to a simple french fries, cheese and gravy and it is an insult to Canada and Canadian cooks everywhere that anyone would even consider that french fries and gravy, with or without the addition of cheese is representative of the foods made and represented in Canada. How about you all try something made with Maple - you know, the tree that produces the Maple Leaf - a Canadian symbol - to designate as a National Representation of Canadian Food.
French fries and gravy and cheese. How very common. Like Poutine, common and nothing special, it's french fries and cheese and gravy people. The really inventive cooks serve it with Kraft dinner. Geesh!

Onoway, Canada

#11 May 18, 2012
I feel that it is ridiculous to make this this our national dish. Please are we not a proud nation, I would not be proud to call the our dish.

Salisbury, Canada

#12 May 19, 2012
a lot of national dishes throughout the world are really simple dishes... the food the regular people eat...
Even in France, a lot of dishes are made of ''cheap'' pieces of meat... like pork legs, liver, kidneys etc...
Now, poutine is one dishe, among others... but it's definitely a dish the rest of the world refers too when talking about canadian food (along with cranberry, blueberry, bacon, maple sirup, lobster, etc).

Kitchener, Canada

#13 Jun 3, 2012
lol why the heck is everyone so mad about this?
wendys adds poutine to their menu - awesome! i tried it and its so good! if they want to make it their national dish what's the big deal? i can't think of any other food that would b a canadian natoinal food.... poutine is well known across of all canada and is growing in the usa... so chill out because i think that you guys are making a huge deal out of simply nothing...
please name me other "canadian dishes" that ya'll are arguing about because honestly when i think of canadian food its pretty much the same as the states except four poutine, beaver tails, couple others thats it!

Moncton, Canada

#14 Jun 3, 2012
the debate is stupid. I agree. Pretty much like all the other ones on topix. You want to see the same junk, go directly to metro moncton conservative news.

I said it before, but I stop posting here now. The other franco and I dominate too easily the debate. People get pissed and than it starts to be personnal or limited to an opinion debate.

Since: Sep 10


#15 Jun 3, 2012
wow wrote:
I said it before, but I stop posting here now. The other franco and I dominate too easily the debate.
In your wildest dreams maybe. In the battle of wits, you are unarmed.
bilingualandprou dofit

Moncton, Canada

#16 Jun 5, 2012
C'mon people... Get serious here a bit. Poutine, for Ch**st sakes, it's a heart attack in a plate. No wonder we live on the continent with the most obese people. This has nothing to do with french or english, but should have everything to do with health. Should Canada promote a artery blocking dish as it's National Dish ? I, for one don't think so.

Sudbury, Canada

#17 Dec 5, 2013
I just think its ridiculous that some of you think that we as Canadians have any dishes at all that can be called our own other than poutine.

bilingualandprou dofit, all "canadian" food is gut busting. Maple syrup, butter tarts, tourtiere, poutine, montreal style smoked meat sandwich. No choice for our "national dish" will be healthy.

Wikipedia has this for Canadian dishes: Nanaimo bar, Poutine, Butter tarts,Kraft Dinner, Burgers/Hot dogs/French fries

If you would like to choose a healthier food for our national dish, give out an idea. Don't just say that poutine isn't Canadian or that it's unhealthy. Unhealthy food is often more tasty and as such gets labelled as a national dish because the people there love it. I doubt theres a country in the world that boasts broccoli and/or spinach as their national dish.

I'm actually surprised that none of you gave an idea, y'all just disagreed with it.

Fuck it, i'm going to get a mcdick's poutine right now to spite all of you. Except Dom. He'll love that shit.

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