Chez Ben in Granby, QC


Poutine Burger

Poutine Burger

Québec is full of wonderful poutine restaurants. Chez Ben is a restaurant in Granby that sells pretty good poutine, and really small hamburgers.

I was very strongly tempted to order the “poutine burger.” And yes, a “poutine burger” is exactly what it appears in the photograph to be: A big aluminium foil pie-plate full of poutine, with a hamburger patty on it.

I love Québec.

The slogan for the restaurant is, “On s’bourre la bedaine,” meaning roughly, “We stuff our bellies.”

Here’s a fun bit of French vocabulary. If you wanted to say that someone is “shirtless,” you’d say he is “en bedaine.”

In the attached video, please note that the big giant figure of “Ben” moves, demonstrating that he is stuffing his “bedaine” in front of the restaurant.


    title = {Chez Ben in Granby, QC},
    journaltitle = {The Grey Literature},
    author = {Benjamin Gregory Carlisle},
    address = {Montreal, Canada},
    date = 2011-02-21,
    url = {}


Carlisle, Benjamin Gregory. "Chez Ben in Granby, QC" Web blog post. The Grey Literature. 21 Feb 2011. Web. 25 Mar 2019. <>


Carlisle, Benjamin Gregory. (2011, Feb 21). Chez Ben in Granby, QC [Web log post]. Retrieved from

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