About Us

Our History

SINCE 1973

For over 40 years, RIV Chip Stand has been the home of the famous fries, poutine, and pogos in Sturgeon Falls, Ontario. The idea was thought up by Julien and Carmen Ferlatte after the Riviera Restaurant burned down in 1973 as a way to keep their children busy during the summer. The emphasis of their business was to deliver friendly, fast service, and quality food to all of their customers – this foundation sticking with the business throughout the years.

 In 1991, Julien and Carmen Ferlatte sold the business to Larry and Joanne Lennon. In 1995, the Lennon’s sold the business, yet again, to local business people Jeannot and Lorraine Gervais who are also partnered with current owners Carole Gervais and Norm Ethier. Though the business exchanged hands many time throughout the years, the quality of their food and service has remained constant.

Not just any potato is qualified to be a RIV  fry – RIV only uses specially selected potatoes to make their famous fries. The potatoes are then peeled and cut in house to ensure the RIV quality you know and deserve.

What our customers say

  • This is the best chip stand in Canada the food is awesome can’t be beat home made pogos and fresh cut fries and Poutines are awesome come to RIV and you won’t be disappointed for sure

    –Martha Willis on Facebook
  • Definitely the best chip stand I have ever been to! Great prices! Love taking the trip every summer with the family and getting a nice treat! The smoothies are very yummy too! Keep it up and never close! Lol
    –Lisa Therrien on Facebook
  • Everyone has their favorite I actually have two this is one of them located rigth off Hwy 17 Trans Canada Hwy super easy for people driving through Sturgeon Falls they serve so much salads ice cream milk shakes wraps slush is regular or steak poutines etc

    –Lynn L on TripAdvisor