In what has to be the ultimate harbinger that poutine has gone mainstream (you can get it in Dubai and Beijing), McDonald's plans to offer the Québécois classic as a permanent menu item across Canada.
It may come as a surprise to some that 'McPoutine' (not the name of the fast food conglomerate's take on the comfort food) was heretofore not a fixture in the likes of Flin Flon and Fredericton. But poutine has only ever been ephemeral outside of la belle province, in the mold of the cult-like McRib.
No more. Now, from Victoria to Whitehorse to St. John's, the poutine curious can try the McDonald's version for $3.99, plus tax.
As for a national roll-out of the McHomard, McDonair or McSmoked Meat ... only time will tell.
· @McD_Canada [Twitter]
· McDonald's re-introduces fries, gravy and cheese curds dish [National Post]