The Chip Stand

Turcotte Family Business Since 1944

A small-town business that has come to be a large icon on a Main Street in a small Northern Ontario town.  

1st Generation …

The Chip Stand, as we all fondly know it, was started 75 years ago by Lavina and Maurice Turcotte.  While we all know and love this local eatery , food trucks in general, chip stands in particular, are taken quite for granted in our Province and Country these days.

Left to right – Lavina, Danny Sr., Celine, Danny Jr., Maurice

But 75 years ago when the Turcottes had dragged an old trailer home to Mattawa and announced they were going to start a business where you cooked the french fries in a trailer and sold them to people …

Well ??? You can just imagine the comments. Regardless, they started their business.

Lavina’s chips with a little vinegar and a smile

2nd Generation …


In time, it was taken over by son Danny and his wife Celine, along with Danny Jr.

3rd Generation …

In April 2015, Danny Jr. and his wife Tamra, with their son Dali, officially became third generation for this family owned and operated business. 

Some of the history in the press …

The Mattawa Recorder

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