We love pop-up restaurants in Toronto. What we love even more are free ones, hosted by celebrity chefs! And this month, Toronto is getting just that, a pop-up dining experience that is free of charge, with a menu created by Canadian chef and social media sensation, Laurent Dagenais.

Hosted by Dagenais and Stella Artois, the “dine-thru” pop up concept “wants to encourage Torontonians to consider not relying so heavily on fast-food, but rather slow down and start savouring mealtime together.”

Starting on Friday, August 11th until Tuesday, August 15th, you can make a reservation online and check out the pop-up experience at 550 Yonge Street.

With one-hour time slots, visitors can enjoy the menu which is taking inspiration from classic fast-food menu items, but with an “elevated twist.” And the best part, in lieu of payment, “guests can simply exchange any standard fast-food coupon for a meal item of their choice and a complimentary Stella Artois.”

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The menu will include:The Ultimate Fried Calamari Burger, Laurent’s Double-Fried Parm Frites, Nostalgic Deep-Fried Mac ‘N’ Cheese Balls, a Merguez Pogo, and the “Most Decadent Confit Poutine.”

“I’m always looking for fun, new and expressive ways to play in the kitchen, and the concept of elevating fast-food dishes to promote savouring the meal experience really spoke to me,” said Dagenais. “My passion for creating innovative meals that people can enjoy together and using the platform I’ve developed on social media to connect with audiences – consumers, other chefs and now brands – has been an incredible ride. This partnership with Stella Artois is one that I’m so excited to bring to life, especially in Toronto, as it’s a city I have yet to explore.”

For fans of Laurent, the chef will be onsite to personalize the experience!

Reservations are limited and you need it to book a spot at the Stella Artois Dine-Thru. And don’t forget your fast-food coupon for payment!

Sella Dine Thru

Where: 550 Yonge Street
When: August 11th to 15th, from 5 pm to 10 pm