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Update: Hutch's Variety Part 2 - JFC: Some of The Best Food in Thunder Bay · Aug 07, 03:52 AM

Ok. I am a firm believer of second chances. People and places change and time is a thing that passes and with it so do the bad things. As a theory of evolution in the evolution of economics, bad businesses either adapt or die – in time.

Hutch’s Variety, now called JFC, did not entirely change or adapt, but they absolutely did improve. And as second chances go, they hit a home run in the local fast food – or I should now say good food fast – industry.

As I have before, I went out to quell a craving I had. This one was for a simple and fairly staple substance – potatoes.

Potato soup, potato chips, potato mashed, potato home fries, potato french fried, potato, potato, potato, POTATO! I had to have potato.

This could be a result of a current fasting and cleansing I was going through, or the abuse I put my body through prior to my fasting. I could be the need for brain food or just a plain old craving. None the less I had to have potato in some form.

I had been thinking for many days of a soup, but last time I tried to make a soup, I smoked the motor on my Silver Bullet blender (which is not recommended when you decide to puree several large raw potatoes – and much to my wife’s chagrin).

This horrible first attempt in potatosoupdom served as a big ol’stop sign since I still didn’t know how to make a potato soup.

I had also already been eating salt’n vinegar chips and had taken the first couple layers of skin off my tongue.

As I was driving down the road thinking for all the places I could get some potatoes, lo’n behold stood a sign that read: “Home Made French Fries”

Yes, my last experience when JFC was called Hutch’s Variety was less than positive, but along side the french fry sign, was another that caused me to hit my turn signal and cut across four lanes of traffic with oncoming traffic just a few car lengths before a green light’d intersection.

“Home Made Corn Dogs”

Home Made Corn Dogs.

I’ll say that again, in case you are still debating on whether or not to go.

Home Made Corn Dogs.

And I will say this now, loud and clear:
JFC is one of The Best Fast Food Places in Thunder Bay and Northwestern Ontario.

The Home Made Corn Dogs are spectacular. Yes, spectacular – so much so that it is everyones sole and absolute duty and obligation to the spirit and soul to go, right now, without finishing this post to go and get a home made corn dog from JFC’s. If you hesitate and forget to go, then you will miss out on one of those things that are so great that they can only be found on one place on earth – in this universe. The only place in the space time continuum.

You see, a long long time ago, there was a big explosion, and the universe began to expand throwing all kinds of stuff all over. Atoms joined, suns lite up and burned out and finally a bunch of stuff came together in such an exact manner that the earth and life was created.

Then a little bit later JFC was created with the universe’s best home made corn dogs.

And as for my potato, I got a large bag of french fries with gravy on the side, as well as two hot-dogs tout-garni… – fully loaded.

Long blog short, Hutch’s Variety closed down for a long time, then reopened under new ownership. They cut out the fat and did what they do best – good food fast.

I will be spending the next month frequenting JFC, sampling everything on their menu including the jumbo sized corn dog and their fried chicken.

Hutch’s Variety is back as JFC! If they keep doing what they are doing they are sure to remain one of the best places in Thunder Bay to eat.

Five Stars *****
Located on the corner of Algoma and John St.
Google It and go now!

Great job to the new owners. I tip my hat.

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Visitor Reviews, Comment, & Responses from Owners.

  1. I agree with you on jiffy. I have tried a bunch of hmeomade cornbread recipes and I haven’t found one that tastes as good and is as easy/cheap as jiffy.My kids would love these!
    Dorothy    Feb 17, 03:26 PM    #
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