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McDonald's Unleashes Poutine Across Canada

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Big news from Canada: McDonald's across Canada have started serving poutine, the cheese curd and gravy-slathered french fries beloved across the country. McDonald's tweeted a picture of the poutine yesterday, and there's no word yet on whether this is a permanent menu addition or a limited time tease. According the National Post McDonald's had been serving poutine in Quebec only.

With the nationwide roll-out of the poutine, McDonald's joins an illustrious group of fast food chains that have tried to capitalize on Canada's famous dish. Back in 2012 Wendy's rolled out a poutine along with a "poutition" to have poutine named the "National Dish of Canada." While Wendy's and McDonald's stick relatively closely to the the spirit of the dish, this Summer Pizza Hut Canada unleashed a monster poutine pizza topped with french fries, cheese curds, steak, and mozzarella because why not.

· @McD_Canada [Twitter]
· McDonald's re-introduces fries, gravy and cheese curds dish [National Post]
· All Poutine Coverage on Eater [-E-]