Smoke’s Poutinerie Pushes Global Domination!™ To The Next Level With An Insane Amount Of Brand Expansion Set For 2017

The Power of Poutine!

April 20, 2017 // // AJAX, Ont. – It’s a movement that rivals what Kirk, Spock and McCoy did to create a massive cult of Trekkie followers worldwide. That’s right, Smoke – The Man, The Myth, The Legend has done the same with Smoke’s Poutinerie, he has garnered a galactic, supernatural legion of fans fueling the brand’s gastronomic GRAVY TRAIN that is ready to rumble into every city, country and continent…and don’t rule out the galaxy!

The explosive emergence of Smoke’s Poutinerie continues to take the world by storm. Just a few months after announcing that the Plaid Nation had grown its presence by nearly 50 percent in 2016 (150-plus open) and added another 50 to its development plans, the brand now is announcing five additional franchise agreements. The stage is set to slam the door shut on any doubt that Smoke’s Poutinerie has achieved Global Domination! status.

“I keep getting told it can’t be done, and I say ‘You have to live it to believe it’,” said Ryan Smolkin, CEO (chief entertainment officer) of Smoke’s Poutinerie. “Get on the GRAVY TRAIN for a WEIRD, WILD & WACKY experience! These five agreements are just the beginning of our 2017 journey, which includes a huge focus on our Brand & Culture and our Global Domination! Sit down, buckle up and get ready for the ride!”

The five franchise development agreements that the “World’s Largest and Original Poutinerie” announced today include new units coming to:

  • Toronto
  • Brampton
  • Mississauga
  • Vaughan
  • Edmonton

The agreements represent the momentum of the brand’s Global Domination! growth plan and come on the heels of a newly refreshed brand and culture rollout for all Smoke’s Poutinerie franchisees.

The GRAVY TRAIN is speeding full steam ahead into these new communities and bringing an overflowing dose of entertainment along with it!

In addition to the five recently signed agreements, Smoke’s Poutinerie is lighting the wick on franchise expansion in all corners of North America. With enthusiastic candidates across the brand’s targeted markets, 2017 is on track to be the brand’s most aggressive growth phase yet.

Smoke’s Poutinerie is continuing to meet with franchise prospects to get them on the GRAVY TRAIN too, through monthly webinars and franchise trade show appearances all year long across North America, and strategic growth seminars in Regina, Moncton, Brandon, Thunder Bay and the Greater Toronto Area. Global Domination! and the WEIRD, WILD and WACKY Canadian food experience that entertains fans from all over the world is on display for all to see this year.

Smoke’s Poutinerie Sports & Entertainment division is also building on the excitement by expanding its presence on university and college campus’, in sports arenas, stadiums, airports and expanding relationships with the NHL, NBA, MLB and NFL.

To learn more about Smoke’s Poutinerie, visit

About Smoke’s Poutinerie

Founded in 2009 by creative genius Ryan Smolkin, Smoke’s Poutinerie is the World’s Largest and Original Poutinerie. Representing 80’s Canadiana culture known for the signature lumberjack plaid and glam rock music, Smoke’s Poutinerie serves 30 varieties of its famous poutine. With 150-plus locations in Canada, and 50 more open and in development in the United States, the brand is on course for Global Domination!

For more information about available franchise opportunities, contact Mike Graham, Vice President of Franchise Development, at, call (905) 427-4444, ext. 205.

Media Contact:

Gillian Losh
All Points Public Relations
(847) 897-7493

SOURCE Smoke’s Poutinerie


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