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Our Story

Satisfying your poutine cravings since 2011

Where it all began...

In 2011 an ambitious BC Lions Football Player, Sherko Haji-Rasouli set out with his passion for food to open a family run restaurant in downtown Vancouver.  After searching for the perfect location, a space became available right in the heart of the Granville entertainment district.  He decided, what better to feed the Granville party people than the irresistable combination of hotdogs and poutine.  Getting together with his teammate and fellow 300lb+ offensive lineman Jon Hameister-Ries, they set out to construct the ultimate late night foodmega menu to satisfy the ravenous crowd.  The combination of classic Quebecois poutine and west coast innovation was formed.  With hard work and a desire to be the best poutine spot in vancouver, the Haji-Rasouli family worked countless late nights feeding the people to make Mean Poutine a `must eat` for tourists and locals alike.

The Next Chapter...

Early in the year 2018, also ex-Football player & Sherko’s cousin Rustin Jafari decided it was time to bring Mean Poutine to the people of the East coast, serving the GTA and Ajax in specific. Knowing the name had built so much momentum all over North America we could not wait to bring the #1 poutine in Vancouver to Ajax. With the help of family we have done it and couldn’t be happier with the finished project. We kept the business within our family and will be serving the same award winning recipes utilized in VanCity paired with new and exciting menu items.


We have a passion for food and are excited to redefine how you feel about poutine.

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