A fast food franchise offering a box of fries, gravy, chicken and shredded cheese. Yes sure. They never branded this as a poutine, it's only me, as a typical Quebecois, seeing the ingredients and immediately thinking of poutine. It's normal, nothing against the fast food franchise. We'll always compare. So the gravy was heavy but light in colour and fairly good in taste. The chicken was your regular rotisserie fast food chicken and the chips were fine. It's the price that was unbeatable, in typical fast food fashion.
Is it a pout?
It's a real opinion of a real meal bought in a restaurant but not all restaurants labelled the meal as being a poutine and it's all in the spirit of discovery and fun. Some labelled the dish as "loaded fries" or simply with the ingredients "Chips, Gravy & Cheese". I wish everyone would try every poutine and all the close variations. For any chef or worries restaurant owner the best solution is still to do more research on poutine, its origin and the existing variations in Quebec. Otherwise the "loaded fries" label is a very polite way to tell that you're not going to have curd cheese, for example, even if it won't prevent a Quebecois from thinking about poutine while eating loaded fries.