pie milkshake cne toronto

Fran's bringing pie milkshakes to the CNE this year

There's a familiar face coming to the CNE this year: Fran's, the legendary Toronto diner chain, has secured a spot at the Ex's food building, that vast temple to out-there carnival snacks, for this year's edition of the festival, which kicks off August 15. Since this is the CNE, and nothing can be consumed in its traditional form, the diner chain will be blending slices of its beloved pies (apple, specifically, as well as cheesecake, carrot cake, and brownies) into its equally beloved milkshakes.

Other Fran's offerings: peanut butter-sriracha balls, bacon and egg-stuffed maple french toast, and a waffle topped with turkey and all the Thanksgiving fixings (a nod to the diner's popular Thanksgiving dinner). Here's my question, Fran's: Why did you wait until the CNE brought you on board? Couldn't you have done this stuff when I was in college and eating your breakfasts at 1am three times a week? There's still hope for the younger generation, though, as Fran's staff tell the Star they're not ruling out adding these treats to the restaurant menu.


Join the conversation Load comments

Latest in Eat & Drink

Toronto is getting a Tulum-style beachfront restaurant but brunch will cost you $110

Mexican restaurant abruptly closes after landlord raises rent

Arnold Schwarzenegger surprises staff at Toronto restaurant

Toronto restaurant known for its six course meals has permanently closed

Toronto donut shop demolished after car drives through front window

The top 35 parks for a picnic in Toronto by neighbourhood

33 photos of beloved Toronto restaurants that no longer exist

Toronto restaurant known for its burgers is now selling drinks at the LCBO