Saturday, March 02, 2013

Tim Hortons

[If you are looking for information on the Tim Hortons in Doha click here, it opened May 9, 2013]

There is a coffee-and-donut chain that dominates the Canadian landscape, with thousands of stores coast to coast. No, not Starbucks or Dunkin Donuts, it’s called Tim Hortons.

I wish I could tell you what it is about Tim Hortons that makes it so popular amongst Canadians. Its coffee and donuts are decent but not amazing (though Timbits are really nice), it doesn’t have the atmosphere of a more upscale coffee shop, and it doesn’t offer anything in particular that you couldn’t get from other places. But we love it anyway.

In honour of Tim Hortons opening stores in the Middle East (with a Doha branch coming soon!) below is a medley of Tim Hortons’ photos from my current trip, including views from the drive-thru and people "rolling up the rim". Enjoy.


Anonymous said...

I think we live(d) in the same part of the city! That looks like the Beddington Tim Hortons drive through!

Saw the snow storm as well, it's certainly the exact opposite here in Qatar, it was around 35 here yesterday. :)

Hope you're enjoying vacation.

(Calgarian in Qatar)

Glen McKay said...

It’s my brother that lives in Calgary, I always stop by his place to visit the family when I visit Canada. I'm sure one of the Tim Hortons was the Beddington one (I don’t know which), he lives on the north side of the city near Dearfoot.

Definately no snow storms here in Qatar!