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Smoke's Poutinerie Flames Out at Pawn Plaza After Less Than a Year

The Canadian poutine powerhouse shutters its first Las Vegas home.

Smoke's Poutinerie
Smoke's Poutinerie
Amelinda B Lee

Only 10 months after debuting at Pawn Star Rick Harrison’s Pawn Plaza, Toronto-born Smoke’s Poutinerie has shuttered, a short walk from the crowds visiting the famed Gold & Silver Pawn Shop.

A huge hit in Canada since 2008, husband and wife team Rob and Natalie Buckel operated the Las Vegas franchise, the first in a series of planned local expansions. The Henderson couple found earlier franchise success operating Jimmy John’s sandwich stores in Henderson.

While the closure is confirmed, an official announcement has yet to be made, but the phone is already disconnected and Smoke's Poutinerie has removed Nevada from its online "locations" map. The Canadian company’s inroads into the lower 48 includes outposts in Florida, Arizona and California, with bold ambition to develop "1,300 restaurants around the world by 2020."

Featuring a singular menu focus of fries, seasoning, gravy and curds, plus more than 30 extra topping options, fans or curious diners need to head to Bruxie at The Park, Public House at the Venetian, or Haute Doggery at The Linq to find poutine on a local, daily menu.

Pawn Plaza

725 South Las Vegas Boulevard, , NV 89101 (702) 385-7912

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