Famous Poutine Joint to Open in Winnipeg on Friday

Smoke's Poutinerie at 131 Albert Street was still undergoing construction on May 4. (JULIE PRÉJET / TWITTER)

UPDATE: According to a statement on Smoke’s Facebook page, they will not be opening the Winnipeg location until Monday, May 30.
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Prepare to be overwhelmed with the smell of melted cheese and gravy over fresh-cut French fries. Hungry yet?

A new poutine restaurant is set to open up in Winnipeg on Friday, May 20, and foodies cannot wait.

Twitter and Facebook have been buzzing ever since the announcement of Smoke’s Poutinerie entering the local market.

The franchise isn’t new to Canadians, especially those in Eastern Canada, but it will be the first time the restaurant has headed west.

According to their website, business must be good, because plans are also in the works to open in Calgary, Vancouver, Edmonton and Whistler.

Smoke’s Poutinerie will be located at 131 Albert Street.