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Sep 11, 2000 10:32 PM

Tim Horton's Doughnuts

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Hi -- recently came from a trip to Nova Scotia where I learned of Tim Horton's. Fantastic -- and I usually hate doughnuts. I especially loved the chocolate covered Timbit filled with chocolate cream.

Discovering Tim Horton's was both a blessing and a curse. I've got the cravings, but I have no idea where to get them. I live in New York City, and it seems that Tim's is more of a Canadian thing.

Does anybody know if there's a location in New York, or if they will Fed-Ex a package of doughnuts to the Big Apple?

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  1. Sorry, they are renowned across Canada, but I believe they are a Canada-only chain.

    5 Replies
    1. re: rjka

      Not true. This may be a relatively recent expansion, but there are several Tim Horton's in Portland, Maine, with new ones still going up. We're close to Canada, it's true.

      1. re: rjka

        If you want to make a road trip there are Tim Horton's in Buffalo. Sounds like they have a few locations around the US in border towns.

        Joe Moryl

          1. re: Davwud

            The next time I am in Loudonville I will drive to Mt.Vernon to try Tim Horton's again.

        1. re: rjka

          There a lot of Tim Horton's in and around Detroit and they are quite popular. I recently moved to Florida from that area and one of the things i really miss is a steaming cup of their flavored cappucino on a cold winter morning. The soup therre is pretty good as well.

        2. i can't believe i just read the word "timbits". that word reverberated throughout the depths of my psyche and then bubbled back to the surface. how could something such an integral part of my childhood have been buried in my subconscious for so long?

          when you got a box of timbits, usually for a school party or a girl guide event, they would come in this box that had a timbit creature on it; he looked like a mouse, with a round timbit body and two timbits for ears. he heralded fun and good times.

          the timbits themselves, however, were generally horrid. stale, but we ate them anyway.

          1. Their website claims there are *100* branches in the US. Unfortunately, there is absolutely no listing of them to be found there, except for 2 or 3 recent ones in a news release. The US subsidiary is called "THD", but alas there are too many OTHER things in this world called "THD" for that to be useful in any web searches.

            Perhaps their franchising department could tell you some locations: 888-376-4835.

            Hey, for a good laugh, have a look at "About TH..." >> "Biogaphies". The contrast between the photos of the frat-boy-founder and the (current) execs is PRICELESS !!


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            1. re: Jim Wong

              The website, under US franchising says:

              As of January 2001, there are 120 Tim Hortons locations in the United States. These are situated in the greater Detroit area, Bay City, Midland, Saginaw and Flint (Michigan); Columbus and Toledo (Ohio); Buffalo and Jamestown (New York); and Portland, Lewiston and Auburn (Maine). Future expansion and opportunities will continue in these markets as well as Rochester (New York).

              [more legal stuff]

              Certain states regulate the offer and sale of franchises. We have not applied for registration (or exemption from registration) under the laws of California, Hawaii, Illinois, Maryland, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Texas, or Washington. If you are a resident of one of these states, we will not offer a franchise to you at this time.

            2. Go to the website...
              They have locations in NY state.

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                Larry Marshall

                Does anyone else have the same frustration I have when ordering coffee at the Drive Through? I usually order two mediums with double cream, one sugar. What I get about 25% of the time is different from what I ordered. I know they're busy; but this is the way I like my coffee. Where do I e mail my feedback?