Tuesday, July 14, 2009


So, it seems that Tim Hortons has now come to New York City:
The Canadian doughnut invasion has begun.

Over the weekend, 12 Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants in Manhattan and Brooklyn underwent a transformation, emerging Monday morning as the first New York City locations of Tim Hortons, a Canadian chain that sells coffee and baked goods.
It's so nice that New Yorkers will now be part of an exclusive set of locations that includes the two locations in New Minas, NS (not to mention the 24 hour Wolfville outlet), Hamilton, Finch subway station, and the Sir Charles Tupper Medical Building, along with every mall, airport, suburb, and indeed many gas stations in Canada. At least one New Yorker is just as excited:
Mr. Weprin said the arrival of Tim Hortons "shows New York City is on the move, we’re a desirable market," adding that he was "so excited to have Tim Hortons here." (emphasis mine)
Evidently this Weprin character is a city councillor, but surely he is simply a creation of The Onion and this is not actually a legitimate article in the NY Times.

Of course, it is exactly that. I wonder how long it will take for the novelty to wear off.

(Disclaimer: I probably go to Tim's at least a hundred times a year, if not more. It's the price I pay of not wanting to go outside for food/coffee/whatever when it's really cold out.)

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