Fries, Gravy, and Rock & Roll: How a Poutinerie is Achieving World Domination! With Ryan Smolkin (Ep. 36)

Do you aspire to do more than rise above the competition? If you want to take over the world with your brand, you’re in good company! 

In this episode, Matt Halloran talks to Ryan Smolkin, the founder and CEO of Smoke’s Poutinerie Inc. Ryan reveals the secrets behind the success of his global poutine empire and how he’s turned loaded fries into an experience that leaves costumers wildly entertained and craving more. Get ready for this fun and unforgettable conversation between two chief entertainment officers.

Ryan discusses:

  • Powerful marketing and branding strategies that create a loyal fanbase
  • How to master the franchise model and find the right business partners
  • How large companies can maintain a personal touch with every customer
  • Life-changing advice for young entrepreneurs
  • And more


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About Our Guest:

Ryan Smolkin is a successful property capitalist and branding guru who formerly owned one of Canada’s top branding & design companies with a roster of industry leading clients including Nike, Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment (Toronto Maple Leafs/Raptors), Sims Snowboards, Molson Breweries, Corus Entertainment, and YTV. Ryan is now the chief entertainment officer (CEO) of the multi-award winning Brand, Smoke’s Poutinerie, which has single handedly brought the Canadian classic poutine to the world. Ryan’s goal is simple, GLOBAL DOMINATION!

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