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Jun 22, 2014 06:10 AM

I love Tim Hortons because...

Recently, I recommended Tim Hortons double-double and a roussette donut as a fun, casual, and inexpensive feature to an 18yr old visitor from Vermont. I was promptly bombarded by a cavalcade of negative feddback regarding Tims. I love Tims for what it is, and there is always one there when you need it. There must be others out there who feel the same way about this original Canadian institution. Tims is like Mr Dressup and Shania Twain, They should all be recognized on a postage stamp..

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  1. It is what it is but, like McDonald's, not something I'd recommend to a visitor when there are so many better options in town.

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    1. re: eat2much

      I get where you're coming from. on the Roadfood sight a few years ago I mentioned buying Sushi at Wal Mart. Nobody was actually personally insulting, but I got a lot of "what the hell are you doing." I got the same thing when I mentioned ordering a steak at a coney island.

      1. re: syrup09

        There is a pretty big difference between a person mentioning that they bought sushi at walmart and someone actually recommending that when tourists come to town they try the great sushi at walmart.... and this site is often used by tourists who are looking for a good recommendation so they dont end up doing something like that and regretting that they wasted one of their precious vacation meals.

    2. I loathe it, especially the insipid "coffee".

      1. there is so much chow-worthy food in montreal that an 18 year old visitor should not have a free moment to sample the insipid tim hortons. besides, it will be in vermont soon enough - they're all over upstate new york.

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        1. re: frogsteak

          New York City, too. There is one in Penn Station. I know because I lived in New Jersey and commuted to NYC.

        2. I love it so much because they can't even make a real lemonade that doesn't taste like chemicals.

          Processed food at its best.

          As for cofee.....I know you can't discuss tatse buds but it is not flavorfull to mine.

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          1. re: maj54us

            nowadays the mccafe brand is light years ahead of timmy's

            1. re: frogsteak

              and a couple times a year, it's free

          2. ..sometimes its convenient.

            Seriously though Tims has horrible service and even worse coffee; and Im not into torturing tourists who ask for help :P