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Maudite Poutine to End Kitchen Lease at Orlando's Bar & Lounge

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Maudite Poutine, a Burlington food cart known for creative, locally sourced spins on the classic pile of crisp fries topped with gravy and cheese curds, will not renew its lease to run the restaurant at Orlando's Bar & Lounge, Maudite co-owner Joe Collier confirmed.

Maudite Poutine is in its third year of business and its first running the kitchen at Orlando's, a live music venue in Burlington's Lawson Lane. Collier expects to continue cooking there until Maudite Poutine's lease is up at the end of December, barring the possibility that Orlando's will sign a new operator to take over the subterranean kitchen before then, he added.

Managing the restaurant while operating the food cart on Church Street and keeping up with a busy schedule of concerts, weddings and corporate catering events was a lot to juggle, Collier said.

"To do things the correct way — to be thorough — we need time. Running a kitchen with 100-plus seats leaves us with little time for much else," he explained. The Maudite team — Collier co-owns the business with his brother and sister, Michael and Leah — decided they preferred to grow by building their business through a variety of event clients and venues.

The original cart will continue to operate on Church Street and at regional events through the end of October. "We're going to dial it back and plan really hard this winter in order to continue our upward trajectory next season," Collier said.

The original print version of this article was headlined "Entrées and Exits"

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