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Chip Trucks We Have Known





Almonte- Photo sent by Jayne Munro Ouimet and Rita Giles- Lanark County Genealogical Society

Why do we love buying food from food trucks and chip stands so much? The origins of the chip truck are a haze in the memories of nearly everyone I know. Most of them figure the truck was just always there – like a mushroom that sprouted overnight. Just the smell of salt, vinegar and oil can evoke vivid childhood memories. But, when the good ones disappeared so did their product, as their secrets were as closely guarded as the Colonel’s secret recipe of eleven different herbs and spices.



Carleton Place – Mike Muldowan-Photo —Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum




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Wes’ Chips (Arnprior, ON)


Wes’ Chips (Arnprior, ON)–Number 4 out of 10!

Wes’ Chips has been a tradition in the Ottawa Valley since 1960, when Wes and Monique Dodds bought an old Ford truck and began selling fries out of it on old Highway 17. As they experimented with different potatoes and oils over the years, the chip truck’s reputation for perfect fries grew. Today, the truck takes up permanent residence on Madawaska Boulevard.

Related Reading

The Day Mike Muldowan’s House Burnt Down

In Memory of Mike Moldowan — The Man Behind the Fries

Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy — Or Mike Muldowan’s Fries

1963 Rule of Thumb for a Strong Physique — Straight Outta Carleton Place High School

Buds Has the Spuds in Carleton Place!



Bud Hamilton — 5 star-It Rocks!! Had the best Bacon Double Cheese burger! Hmmm is it because I have an in with the cook? Nah everyone will get treated well!!


Laura Goodchild — 5 star-It was excellent Cheese Burger i had From the best cook and treated me very well like always!! it was yummy.. all the best jane you and bud always treated me well when you owed the company. And it’s an excellent spot to eat.

Best Burger’s but now I gotta try the fries!


Debra McMillen Marier — 5 star-Awesome!!! Perfect spot..right across street. LOL super.
BUD’S SPUDS- So I’ll see you soon??


Rod Rafter -Best of Luck in your new venture Jane!

That’s right- Jane and her super elf (who is everywhere) Glenda will make your day with their smiles and food. These guys are related by the heart. Poutine was fabulous- but at this point even in the beginning of the season, after all these reviews-I don’t know how many more I can eat. LOL!

Come see the gals at:

124 Moore St
Carleton Place, Ontario
(613) 913-4537


Related reading:

Law & Orders — A Little Slice of Heaven on The Side of the Road

Where Can You Eat for $5 in Carleton Place on Victoria Day Weekend?

Update: Maryanne L. Oney has closed her chip truck and wishes to thank everyone who supported her. She said it was very hard to close it as I enjoyed it very much and the people who did show loved our food. Hugs to her.

From Kaladar to Carleton Place – The Spud Box is Open!

Longing for Spring — Poutine— C & D’s Fresh Cut Fries


Just saw on the Carleton Place Restaurant Review Page they have ended an era..

April 18 2017

Happy Spring time everyone
I would like to thank all the customers that have passed under the portals of my red roof for their burgers and fries A Happy Easter .
I also am announcing that C & D Fries has closed , we will miss the many faces that appeared at my window. many good friendships were made.
I would like to thank all the staff members that have work for me over the many years, a special Thanks to Miss Claire she always has went above and beyond to help me from day up to day end, and still helping me clean up.
A big thanks to Junior, Bud, Kent and Jason for moving and cleaning up my site.

Take care folks
You will see my smiling face as a Cashier at the local Freshco store.



Just in case you can’t wait, there is a recipe at the end





1 quart vegetable oil for frying
1 (10.25 ounce) can beef gravy
5 medium potatoes, cut into fries
2 cups cheese curds
Heat oil in a deep fryer or deep heavy skillet to 365 degrees F (185 degrees C). While the oil is heating, you can begin to warm your gravy.
Place the fries into the hot oil, and cook until light brown, about 5 minutes. Make the fries in batches if necessary to allow them room to move a little in the oil. Remove to a paper towel lined plate to drain.
Place the fries on a serving platter, and sprinkle the cheese over them. Ladle gravy over the fries and cheese, and serve immediately.
Add cut up cooked chicken or hamburger.
Use shredded mozzarella cheese in place of cheese curds.
Italian Poutine: Substitute marinara for gravy.
BBQ Poutine: Substitute a light BBQ sauce for gravy.