Originally Posted by digitboy
Rimouski in 3rd place? Interesting ! Having 5 Tim Hortons for a population of roughtly 50 000 must have helped
I remember last year when I visited Moncton, I stopped to count them after 10... crazy !
A quick look on TimHortons.ca (see link below) shows Moncton area (incl. Riverview & Dieppe) as having 26 locations total (and yes, that includes all the "hidden" locations in airports, malls, hospital, etc.)
That's gotta be some kind of record
This mini-rant is a bit off-topic, but...
Personally, kinda wish Tim Hortons wasn't so prevalent in Atlantic Canada (seriously... 26 locations?!?) as they're preventing competing donut shops from even considering to setup a store East of Montreal/Quebec City. Doubt we'll ever see a Dunkin Donuts or Krispy Kreme this side of Quebec anytime soon. Granted, Starbucks seems to be the only one taking a crack at it by building their first true stand-alone location at Lounsburry Centre, but they're considerably more "upscale" (read, pricier) than Tim's anyway. Dunkins is more on Tim's level price-wise.
As a matter of fact, anyone remember the old Mister Donut franchise & how we USED to have Dunkins around NB such as in Fredericton & even as far away as Tracadie before Tims forced/bought them out?
I know I'm probably breaking some unwritten "Gasp! You're not Canadian if you say this" rule by claiming this, but I actually prefer the variety of foods/drinks that Dunkins offers
in USA vs. the limited choices we have at Tims each year.
Dunkins = different new drinks/food each month. They even have their own K-Cups now. Tim's? lasagna & frozen lemonade... oh joy... thanks for trying
Ah well, glad they at least got with the times and started accepting Interac.
- end rant -
How many Tim's does 1 city need? One for every letter of the alphabet apparently...