New Poutine food truck to open in Fall River

Fall River, MA – A new food truck is set to open in Fall River, Massachusetts. Named Krave Poutinerie, you’d be correct in assuming that this food truck is centered around serving poutine. Although poutine isn’t as popular in the US as it is in Canada, Krave Poutneries will be hoping to change the minds of its customers by serving them copious amounts of poutine.

Although the food truck hasn’t yet opened in the city, it is due to do so imminently and will be based at 486 Bedford Street. Here, they will serve regular poutine as well as variations including chicken dishes, and are aiming for a grand opening on April 2nd.

Poutine is a dish that originated in Quebec, Canada, in the late 1950s. It traditionally consists of french fries, cheese curds, and brown gravy. There are various theories about its exact origins, but the most popular story attributes its creation to a restaurateur named Fernand Lachance from the small town of Warwick.

According to the legend, Lachance first combined french fries and cheese curds in a bag at the request of a customer in a rush, and upon seeing the mix, called it “poutine,” which is Quebecois slang for “mess.” The addition of gravy to the dish came later in 1964, when a restaurant owner in nearby Drummondville added it to the fries and cheese curds.

Time will tell whether this will be a hit in Fall River, however it will certainly be a first in the area and may kickstart a US poutine revolution.