On May 11th, the streets of Fall River witnessed a culinary spectacle as KRAVE Poutinerie swung open its doors, or rather, wheels, for its grand oepning in a local VFW parking lot.

Located at 486 Bedford St, owner Shelley Ring specializes exclusively in poutine, Canada's beloved comfort food. KRAVE Poutinerie has an enticing menu that caters to all taste buds with five different poutine varieties, and also featuring chicken and fries, cheese fries, and simpler options for those not keen on cheese curds or the traditional poutine experience. And for those seeking variety, starting in June, customers can look forward to a monthly special that adds an extra layer of excitement to their dining experience.

For Ring, KRAVE Poutinerie is more than just a business venture; it's a new journey into the world of culinary arts.

"I'm also co-owner of another food truck called Poutine Peddlers, but wanted to go out and do my own thing," Ring explains. "I started planning last Summer and wanted to get down here to Fall River and New Bedford area, and now I have my own business to do what I want with."

Operating hours for KRAVE Poutinerie are set to accommodate both lunch and dinner crowds, with doors open from Tuesday to Thursday, 11:30 AM to 6:00 PM, and extended hours on Fridays through Sundays, from 11:30 AM to 7:00 PM.

One standout item on the menu, and Ring's personal favorite, is the 'Mac Daddy.' A tantalizing twist on the iconic Big Mac, this poutine creation combines fries, cheese sauce (with the option to add cheese curds), gravy, hamburger, lettuce, onions, pickles, and a special sauce. Ring stands confidently behind this dish, offering a bold guarantee: try it, and if you're not satisfied, your money will be refunded.

Prior to diving into the food truck scene, Ring spent 15 years working in a car dealership, handling payroll. The transition to the food industry marked a significant career shift, but one that Ring embraced wholeheartedly.

Having co-owned Poutine Peddlers for the past three years alongside Kristen Macedo, Ring is no stranger to the demands of the food truck business. However, the grand opening of KRAVE Poutinerie in Fall River exceeded all expectations. "It was awesome," Ring recalls with enthusiasm. "We sold over 300 Poutines, and the people have been incredible, such good feedback already, we've already had repeat customers, super supportive community."

Acknowledging the invaluable support received from the local community, Ring extends her gratitude to establishments like 'Christopher's' restaurant, whose endorsement played a pivotal role in boosting KRAVE Poutinerie's visibility. "They posted about us to come and support us, and in just a few days I went from 300 followers to around 1,000, all thanks to them," Ring acknowledges.

Beyond serving up mouthwatering dishes, Ring is proud to contribute to the local community by offering discounts to veterans, active duty military, police, and fire personnel. Moreover, the presence of her food truck at the VFW parking lot has brought an increase of awareness and support towards the VFW itself.

As KRAVE Poutinerie continues to carve its niche in Fall River's culinary landscape, Ring remains optimistic about the future. "We really appreciate the support we've gotten so far and hope we become a staple in the Fall River area," she concludes.

With its irresistible offerings and unwavering commitment to quality and service, KRAVE Poutinerie is well on its way to becoming a beloved fixture in the hearts—and stomachs—of food enthusiasts across the city of Fall River and beyond.

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