h/t “Horace Finkelstein” for the meme
What I think is a major missed market opportunity: Bring poutine to Russia.
- Cheap, satiating calories
- Latitudinal compatibility (Canada) – as with technologies and many other things, it’s often been observed that culinary foodways tend to spread most successfully across latitudes
- Fast food
- Can make Putin-related puns
There are currently no poutineries even in Moscow that I am aware of.
Potatoes are a Russian culinary staple. But the potato fast food niche is cornered by Kroshka Kartoshka, which is a highly inferior chain relative not just to American giants such as McDonald’s or KFCs, but some Russian-themed ones like Teremok. Shouldn’t be too difficult to win market share from it.
I don’t have the interest or business smarts to make it worthwhile for me to try to realize this myself. But for anyone so interested and inclined, I do think a talented restaurateur can cobble together a multi-million dollar chain out of this.