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Popular Canadian Dish Removed From Menu, As It Sounds Like The Russian Presidents Name

Popular Canadian chips & gravy dish called ‘Poutine’ removed from a diner menu to support Ukraine

Joining the list of big-name brands boycotting Russian brands and products in support of Ukraine is the diner Le Roy Jucep in Quebec, Canada. The restaurant that prides itself on being the inventor of the popular dish 'Poutine', chips covered in a cheese and gravy sauce, has renamed the popular menu item.

In French, "Poutine" is written and pronounced exactly like the Russian leader's name, 'Putin'. So show their support for the people of Ukraine, the diner has renamed their world-famous dish "la frite fromage sauce", or you can simply ask for "fries cheese gravy".

In a social media post, the diner said, "Dear clients and friends, this evening, the Jucep team has chosen to temporarily remove the word 'p**tine' from its trademark in order to express, in its own way, its deep dismay at the situation in Ukraine,"

"Our dish was born in Quebec in the 1950s. And the stories to tell its origin are numerous. But one thing is certain: poutine was created by passionate cooks who wanted to bring joy and comfort to their customers.

"The House of Poutine has worked since its first day to perpetuate these values and today brings its most sincere support to the Ukrainian people who are courageously fighting for their freedom against the tyrannical Russian regime."