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2003/05/30 09:25:01 (permalink)

Tim Horton's Donut's

I am in Springfield, OH for a few days and down the street is a Tim Horton's. I had never had one of their donuts. I stopped and got a French crueller. Real good and creamy. We do not have them in Knoxville. I was surprised and pleased.

Paul E. Smith
Knoxville, TN
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    RE: Tim Horton's Donut's 2003/05/30 10:40:26 (permalink)
    Tim Horton's was bought by Wendy's in the late 80's or early nineties which is why you will see them in Ohio (Dublin, OH is the home to the original Wendy's). They are also a few in a some other states but are mainly still in canada.

    Used to love these, but they have gone downhill...Better than dunkin's though!
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    RE: Tim Horton's Donut's 2003/05/30 10:45:50 (permalink)
    Drunken Donut is huge (3000+) stores in US. Their donuts stink though.

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    RE: Tim Horton's Donut's 2003/05/30 13:11:34 (permalink)
    Wendy's does own Tim Horton's now. Their coffee is excellent, and their baked goods are, too. I have two problems with Tim Horton's. First, no refills on coffee -- you want a second cup, buy it. Second, they put mushrooms in their chili and do not mention this. There are people who are allergic to mushrooms -- I'm one of them.
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    RE: Tim Horton's Donut's 2003/05/30 15:07:24 (permalink)
    I had some kind of coffee cake thing that someone raved about at a TH's in Ontario. It was OK. Great coffee!

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    RE: Tim Horton's Donut's 2003/06/02 21:26:23 (permalink)
    Here is a thought. The Horny Tim/Wendys group has higher sales in Canada than Macdonalds. Lotta money in morning joe.
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    RE: Tim Horton's Donut's 2003/06/02 22:20:57 (permalink)
    When passing thru the Niagra area on our way to and from Mich. from the East, we always stop at a T H for sandwiches and some sweets. The exchange rate has made it a popular stop for thru travelers. I have seen them along I-64 in WV also.
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    RE: Tim Horton's Donut's 2003/06/03 23:09:11 (permalink)
    TH has great French cruellers, whatever they are. Real creamy. I do not know what makes them that way, but I like them. The rest of their donuts are so-so. coffee is real good.

    Stopped twice in Springfield, OH. Combo Wendy's and TH

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    RE: Tim Horton's Donut's 2003/08/01 12:25:39 (permalink)
    Two years ago we were travelling on ViaRail's train, The Canadian, and we had a crew change stopover in Edmonton. Two friends from Edmonton arranged beforehand to meet us on the platform for a visit and they surprised us with a box of assorted doughnuts and hot coffee from Tim Horton's. As I recall, they were both pretty good.

    Our friends insisted we take the uneaten doughnuts on the train, and so later that day we sat eating Tim Horton doughnuts while passing through the Canadian Rockies. We'll always have fond memories of Tim Horton's.
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    RE: Tim Horton's Donut's 2003/08/02 19:35:49 (permalink)
    Tim Horton donuts in Canada are good. Tim Horton donuts in Western NY State are like chewing on a tire.
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    RE: Tim Horton's Donut's 2003/08/02 20:34:58 (permalink)
    Good Coffee
    Love their white porcelin cups, every though they don't give refills
    What I have found is they fill a Thermos at a fair price
    Same fair price if that Thermos is a Pint, Quart, or Half gallon " />
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    RE: Tim Horton's Donut's 2003/08/03 01:20:31 (permalink)
    During my brief period as an American beat reporter in the Canadian Football League, I have two lasting memories of Tim Hortons.

    First, "Timmy's" (as my Canadian friends liked to call it) was the only thing open past 2 a.m. near the Toronto Airport Marriott. I think ol' Tim must have planned it that way.

    And how about those delicious "Timbits?" Nothing quite like them in the U.S.

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    RE: Tim Horton's Donut's 2003/10/19 22:57:14 (permalink)
    Yep, I'm up in Rochester NY and there's quite a few Tim Horton's around. I'm new up here (NC and VA previously) and hadn't really tried them. They have a good maple doughnut, but in general the quality is close to Dunkin' Doughnuts (which I think are OK, but a little cakey...). Krispy Kreme is still in it's own league - and I just moved up here from Winston-Salem, NC, the birthplace of KK!

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    RE: Tim Horton's Donut's 2003/10/20 20:13:48 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by drpep

    Tim Horton donuts in Canada are good. Tim Horton donuts in Western NY State are like chewing on a tire.


    "Hmmmmmmmmmmm...tires." - Homer Simspon, 2003
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    RE: Tim Horton's Donut's 2004/02/28 19:35:03 (permalink)
    I lived in Canada for five years, and while I don't miss the snowy winters one bit, I sure do miss Tim Horton's coffee and donuts. Now I have Spudnuts, which have bigger and sweeter donuts, but they are not quite as good as Tim's.
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    RE: Tim Horton's Donut's 2004/03/16 21:12:21 (permalink)
    I dunno; I heard that Tim Horton's has centralized all of its baking production, and now sends all of its product 90% baked into its stores. Krispy Kreme makes donuts on the premises, which is a better premise, I think ...
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    RE: Tim Horton's Donut's 2004/03/17 00:22:12 (permalink)
    I'm a big fan of Tim's. Objectively, I believe KK is better, but there's something about Tim's that seems more authentic to me, which makes me prefer them. Which would be ironic if they've in fact centralized their process. I suppose the downside of that would be apparent one day, if true.
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    RE: Tim Horton's Donut's 2004/03/17 00:30:19 (permalink)
    Doughnuts are like sex and ice cream none are bad just some is better then others. and I have to say IHO almost all doughnuts are better then Tim Hortons. If I was hungry I would drive by 10 tim horton and 8 KK to get to a mom and pop doughnut shop. Just my 3 cent, Barry
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    RE: Tim Horton's Donut's 2004/03/23 14:00:14 (permalink)
    I wasn't all that impressed with their donuts, either. But on my way home during a Canadian visit a couple months ago I stopped for lunch there. I had a harvest turkey sandwich with a bowl of their new tomato soup (it might have had either rotelli or cheese in it..can't remember) that were excellent. It beat Subway hands down.
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    RE: Tim Horton's Donut's 2004/06/19 04:12:00 (permalink)
    We had a Tim Hortons in Weirton WV once and it wasnt bad. Its kind of funny because there was a Rax there first and then the Tim Hortons. After TH's closed, they opened up another Rax. Go figure.
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    RE: Tim Horton's Donut's 2004/06/20 13:21:00 (permalink)
    Several times last year I stopped at the TH in Milton, Ontario. Each time I was disappointed in the doughnuts. They were dry and stale tasting, sorta like a DD in the afternoon, after the dougnuts have been sitting around all day. Coffee was good though - the Canadians I was with all ordered "double-doubles", which means double cream and double sugar.
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    RE: Tim Horton's Donut's 2004/06/20 13:25:16 (permalink)
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    Originally posted by SteveB9

    Several times last year I stopped at the TH in Milton, Ontario. Each time I was disappointed in the doughnuts. They were dry and stale tasting, sorta like a DD in the afternoon, after the dougnuts have been sitting around all day. Coffee was good though - the Canadians I was with all ordered "double-doubles", which means double cream and double sugar.



    I'm sensing a quality-control issue, because I've always liked the TH donuts I've had in either Canada or Western NY. But, perhaps the baking is inconsistent. I don't have them often enough to judge that.
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    RE: Tim Horton's Donut's 2004/06/20 15:06:41 (permalink)
    Tim Horton's has bought the Bess Eaton chain in Rhode Island and Connecticut. I don't recall whether there are any Bess Eatons in Massachusetts.
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    RE: Tim Horton's Donut's 2004/06/20 15:36:58 (permalink)
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    Tim Horton's has bought the Bess Eaton chain


    So no more inspirational Biblical verse with your coffee and donuts for you!
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    RE: Tim Horton's Donut's 2004/06/20 16:24:15 (permalink)
    Bess Eaton locations are/were mostly in Rhode Island. There are a few in the Springfield MA area, and some in the Fall River MA area. None anywhere near Boston.

    I did not hear TH's specific plans, but I would assume that the Bess Eatons will all be turned into TH's.

    TH did have one location a few years ago in Whitman, MA, but it only lasted a short time, probably a year at most. Maybe too much competition from the ever present Dunky D's.
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    RE: Tim Horton's Donut's 2004/06/20 16:30:31 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by jgleduc

    quote:
    Tim Horton's has bought the Bess Eaton chain

    So no more inspirational Biblical verse with your coffee and donuts for you!

    The only Bess Eaton place I've ever been in is the one next to the Lieutenant River on the Post Road in Old Lyme, and I don't recall seeing the religious stuff.

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    RE: Tim Horton's Donut's 2004/06/20 16:50:25 (permalink)
    They have already converted a number of Bess Eatons to Tim Hortons. I haven't been to one - not much of a donut eater, at least not of chain donuts.

    I always thought Bess Eaton's donuts and other snacks were horrible, but I liked the coffee. Many people swore by it - I can only imagine how they're reacting to the change.
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    RE: Tim Horton's Donut's 2004/06/20 17:39:46 (permalink)
    I had some boxed KK donut that were better then the so called fresh from the local quicke mart
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    RE: Tim Horton's Donut's 2004/06/20 19:49:01 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by jgleduc

    They have already converted a number of Bess Eatons to Tim Hortons. I haven't been to one - not much of a donut eater, at least not of chain donuts.

    I always thought Bess Eaton's donuts and other snacks were horrible, but I liked the coffee. Many people swore by it - I can only imagine how they're reacting to the change.


    I'm not a donut eater, either. I like Tim Horton's soups and sandwiches, though, and my grandson is nuts about their iced cappuccino. I never had a Bess Eaton donut. I was there for a cup of coffee.
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    RE: Tim Horton's Donut's 2004/07/07 00:36:48 (permalink)
    Tim Horton's Expansion plans?

    Are they heading east down the Thruway? Will they expand to the Syracuse, NY market any time soon? I heard Tim Horton's might expand to Central NY after they build out in the Rochester market.
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