Tuesday, August 16, 2005

Tim Hortons - Are Canadians Addicted En Masse?

This post is a little off of my blog theme (but not entirely off because addictions to have an impact on your suluk and on your haal)...

I think Canadians have a problem.

I believe we're all (or most of us, at least) addicted to Tim Hortons.

Everyday, thousands upon thousands of Canadians line up inside Tim Hortons stores or form long car-chains in their drive-thrus.

All of our spare change goes to Tim Hortons...amounting to a lot of money every month. Think about it: one small IceCap and a donut will cost you about $3, multiply that by 30 days in a month and you get $90/month, multiply that by 12 months in a year and you get $1080/year going out of your pocket or change box to Tim Hortons.

Why does no other donut shop compare? What do they put in their stuff that gets people going there day in and day out like blind sheep?

Is it an addiction? Is it a social addiction?


  1. I've thought about that too.

    back in the hey-day of Krispy Kreme I remember that KK had made record profits. the Mississauga location was the best selling store in the world. yet, at the same time, Tim Horton's was also making record sales. How much donuts/coffee can Canadians consume?

    in the end, Timmies has won out over Krispies. there is something about Tim's. Great marketing, makes you feel like it's something homey...even though it's owned by American fast food chain Wendy's.

    But Tim's stuff is good. and prices are good too. and their new line-up of food items is solid too.

    Country Style isn't that bad either.

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