August 29th, 2010 at 8:55 PM ^

1. If he ever considered trying out for the Toronto Argonauts.

2. If Mike Barwis would approve of the nutritional content of Tim Horton's donuts.


August 29th, 2010 at 9:30 PM ^

The American version of the Tim Horton's is quite different than the quality version here in "our home and native land". The American Tim's is always served too hot, the sizes are different and they don't use the +/- 40 percent cream either. Making things worse, the servers have no idea what "double double" (double cream, double sugar) means when you order. Finally, they don't add the alleged MSG or whatever the oft rumored substance is here in the Great White North that has about everyone here addicted with crack like intensity.

I don't always drink coffee, but when I am in Michigan, I patronize Bigby.


August 30th, 2010 at 12:16 AM ^

When Tim's opened in the U.S., I was excited that in addition to most of my other favorites from the Great White North, ham and cheese tea biscuits were also on the menu. That lasted all of about two years before they were no longer available.

When Dave Thomas acquired Tim Horton's, he said it was because of the "great product". Why, then, change it? Frankly it passes me off when marketing geniuses dumb down the authentic products for American tastes.

Sgt. Wolverine

August 30th, 2010 at 10:14 AM ^

if, given the diminutive size of some of the athletes he's recruited, he's considering adding a position called timbit.  I'd love to hear about a 4-star timbit from Florida signing an LOI.


August 30th, 2010 at 3:04 PM ^

To put Dunkin Donuts and Tim Horton's in the same category shows a complete missunderstanding of the Tim's phenomenon in Canada.  Tim's is at once social gathering place not unlike a British pub and at the same time a national icon like touques, hockey and beer.  Tim Horton's is a whole lot more than coffee.  It is also Canada's leading fast foot provider, with aproximately 63% of the fast food market in Canada.  That market share is won head to head with such American icons as McDonald's.  Within a mile of my house here in London, a city of 350,000, there are four Tim's.  Within the same radius that encompases the nearest McDonalds, there are eight Tim's.  I can walk to two different Tim's in less than 15 minutes and do so frequently, often running into someone I know from the neighbourhood while there.

It is nice to see Tim's supporting the program though and I had submitted my question last week some time.

Go Blue!