For its second edition, the contest Sur la route des meilleurs casse-croûte, held by the food distribution company Lester’s, awarded the first place to Patate 2000. The establishment, located on the southern service of Highway 440, is therefore awarded the title of best snack bar in Quebec. The Courrier Laval News spoke with the lucky winner and owner of the restaurant, George Polichronis.
“Dad and I started together,” Polichronis proudly shared. “We bought the snack bar in 1988.”
The man, who stood out from his colleagues, was awarded the prize, disputed between 285 businesses. Patate 2000 collected, by the same token, more than 2,200 of the 25,000 votes counted from across Quebec.
The irony of that story is that Polichronis could have won the competition last year as well. However, he didn’t participate.
“Last year, we didn’t take part, and still had collected enough votes,” he said. “So, this year, we were invited to submit our application.”
By submitting their vote, customers of the winning snack bar had a chance to win $5,000 in cash. It’s Denis Desmarais who’s been declared the lucky winner of the prize.
Reasons why people voted for Patate 2000 are the rigor with which they’ve always served the best products, their diligence in serving their customers during the pandemic, and their contribution to weather the storm caused by the latter by serving free hot dogs to essential workers.
Polichronis wants to thank his loyal team, on whom he’s been able to count for years: Bob, Isabelle, Singh and the promoter of special events Cederic.
translated by Alec Brideau