Thursday, September 11, 2014

US Fries Poutine Restaurant Opens Saturday, Offers Free Food

Posted By on Thu, Sep 11, 2014 at 6:00 PM

The proud purveyors of poutine at US Fries (which we took a look at back in May) are set to open their doors this Saturday, and you, Tucson, are going to reap the benefits of the Canadian frozen north.

Earlier today, the local architecture gurus at FORS dropped this happy bit of knowledge via Facebook:



Intrigued, we at The Range reached out to US Fries owner Thomas Jones (no, not this one), who kindly confirmed to us that they are, indeed, opening their doors on Saturday—and moreover, they're going to be offering free food for all of those who are unfamiliar with the joys of poutine, Canada's unofficial national food. From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., US Fries is going to be serving up meals from their opening day menu free to their customers.

Jones says that traditional poutine (fries, cheese curds and gravy), as well as Ham & Pineapple- and Beef Brisket-topped options, will be available to customers this weekend, with plans to roll out a larger menu in the coming weeks.

The marketing blitz doesn't stop there, either: According to Jones, US Fries is also going to be rolling around University, Fourth Avenue and Congress Street in the tricked out limo seen below until Saturday. (While we can assume that it doesn't run on gravy, let's pretend it does anyway, for whimsy's sake.)

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The Fourth Avenue location, which will be open until 3 a.m. to take care of Tucson's late-night crowds, looks to be the flagship for a potential US Fries empire that Jones hopes to expand to "every college town in the country" — and for the sake of this poutine-starved nation of ours, we hope the former Calgarian can make it happen.

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