In solidarity with Ukraine, no more poutine and vodka?
To support the Ukrainian people victim of a Russian invasion, the restaurant Le Roy Jucep located in Drummondville has decided to temporarily remove from its menu the term “poutin” (also the surname of the Russian president who originated the recent attacks). A little attention that caused a great reaction.
To support the Ukrainian people victim of a Russian invasion, restaurants have decided to temporarily remove the term “Putin” (also the surname of the Russian President behind the recent attacks) from their menu. A little attention that caused a great reaction.
He announced his intention to advertise himself as “The inventor of Fries Fromage Sauce” from now on. With this publication announcing a name change, the restaurant, where the famous Quebec dish was supposedly invented, simply wanted to give a supportive and sympathetic nod to Ukrainians.
But some are not laughing …
“Following telephone threats from people convinced that we are agents of the 'deep state' we have withdrawn the original publication”, wrote the establishment in a subsequent publication after deleting the previous one.
Supportive or strategic?
Internet users saw it as an attempt at opportunistic marketing.
“Restaurants changing the name of poutine because of the situation in Ukraine might be a nice gesture, but usually it's easy marketing on the back of a terrible situation,” one Twitter user wrote. .
Les restaurants qui changent le nom de la poutine à cause de la situation en Ukraine. ça pourrait être un beau geste mais généralement, c'est du marketing facile sur le dos d'une situation épouvantable.
— David Beaulieu (@david_beaulieu) February 25, 2022
What Roy Jucep defends himself against:< /p>
“It’s not a marketing operation either, we don’t need that to sell poutine…”
And he receives support :
“I'm disappointed to see how people can overreact to completely innocuous things. Your move was great. Well no, that wouldn't have changed the situation, but that doesn't prevent us from being able to show solidarity with Ukraine. In short, full love!!”, wrote another Internet user.
A broader movement?
Others poutine restaurants going to follow suit, even if it seems to be polarizing? Many people are asking about it on social media. To be continued…
In any case, the Ontario Liberals are calling on all LCBOs (the equivalent of the SAQ in Ontario) to ban Russian vodka…
Ban Russian vodka to help Ukraine!
Ontario Liberal Leader @StevenDelDuca is calling on the LCBO, biggest purchaser of booze in the world, to ban Russian vodka.
It’s an idea @fordnation and @LCBO should get behind. pic.twitter.com/Zl0g7r8jhO
— Brian Lilley (@brianlilley) February 25, 2022
Same thing for the Parti Québécois, which demands that the SAQ and other state companies boycott Russian products.
Le Parti Québécois sera présent dimanche en soutien à l’Ukraine et demande que le drapeau ukrainien soit hissé sur l’Ass. nat. pour l’occasion. Nous réclamons également que la SAQ et autres sociétés d’état boycottent les produits russes. Nous devons envoyer un signal plus fort. pic.twitter.com/viQGRX9oje
— Paul St-Pierre Plamondon (@PaulPlamondon) February 25, 2022
Every little bit counts, like we say.