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Potato Republic 2 (Istanbul, Turkey)

Submitted by mich on Thursday, 26 August 20104 Comments - 107,534 views

potatorepublic0A new fry shop was opened a few months ago by Erdal, my fry-friend in Istanbul. He opened the first Potato Republic a few years ago, pioneering Belgian style fries in Turkey.

He told me a year ago he was ready for his second challenge. Apparently he found a good spot in the busy district Besiktas on a corner of Sair Leyla Street.

I did not have an opportunity to taste the fries, so I will comment on that next time I visit Istanbul. Judging from the pictures Erdal knows what a portion of good Belgian fries should look like.

Website: www.potatorepublic.com.tr (down at the moment I write this)


  • Asli says:

    Hi Mr.Erdal,

    I’m living in Bursa and work at textile company. I’m customer represantitive and marketing of Belgian hometextile market. I know the delicious Belgian fries because I tested at Brussel and Antwerp when visitied to my customer. I’m congratulation you for meet this special food with Turkey.
    I would be move this delicious potatos type to Bursa if you give permission. I also applied from your web site for franchising.
    I’m very pleased if you contact me.

    thanks and best regards,
    Asli Uru

  • Murat says:

    Hi! I’m from Kazakhstan. Interested to buy your frenchise. Is it possible to open potato republic here? On what conditions?

    Looking forward for cooperation!

    Best regards!!!

  • Erdal says:

    Hi again here, we have 12 different sauces at the moment including our delicious “Potato Republic special”… Working hours: 10 am to 10 pm. Location: Besiktas (City Center)

  • Erdal says:

    Hi Michel, It is always good to be with you and, apparently, on your website. We keep working and improving our concept and it will be pleasure to see our coming branches featuring on your site. You will definitely be informed of all upcoming events. Fries business is taking its deserved place in Turkish Food Market and we are glad to be a part of this movement. Thanx for being with us as well :)
    PS: Having some hosting problems lately, our website is perfectly working now. http://www.potatorepublic.com.tr

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