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Chez François Poutinerie is a unique restaurant that will be the first in the Naperville and Chicagoland market.  Our goal is two-fold, introduce poutine to the area residents and provide employment opportunities to developmentally disabled adults.    

Poutine is a staple food in Canada which was first established in Quebec in 1916. This trendy, light, portable meal is one that should become a favorite comfort food option in the US.  A basic poutine meal is made of french fries, cheese curds and topped with a craveable delicious gravy.

Naperville has been so giving to developmentally disabled residents, but that support drops off once the resident turns 22 years old. Many of the members of the special needs community have experienced the empathy, kindness, and support provided by the Naperville school district and its residents.  

We want to give back to the community by providing much-needed job opportunities for developmentally disabled adults.

Come join us on this exciting journey. You will not be disappointed and with your help we can change a lot of lives.

A perfectly unique restaurant that features authentic poutine served by exceptional people.

What is Poutine?

French Fries made from Cold Weather Idaho potatoes

Gravy inspired by Francois' Grandmother's recipe

White Cheddar Cheese Curds from the Clock Shadow Creamery in Milwaukee

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Leadership Team