Canadian Coffee Chain Tim Horton's Opens in New York City

@Idlewild (6105)
United States
July 20, 2009 10:29am CST
Tim Horton's, the popular Canadian coffee-and-donut chain, has expanded into New York City, opening half a dozen stores a couple of weeks ago. Ex-pat Canadians and other Tim Horton's lovers are rejoicing. Do you go to Tim Horton's? Do you think this is a welcome addition to the NYC coffee house scene? I tried their iced cappuccino on the recommendation of friends, and it was pretty dang tasty.
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• Canada
9 Aug 09
Tim Horton's is great, but I prefer more of a Starbucks atmosphere, although I hate Starbucks coffee!!! LOL But Tim Hortons has good coffee. One of the places that I wish would open up in the USA is Second Cup!!! They are the best coffee shops in the whole world. There's one just up the street from me, and I love them!
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@Idlewild (6105)
• United States
9 Aug 09
Yeah, the Tim Horton's locations I've seen have more of an informal, Dunkin' Donuts-type atmosphere (which is not surprising, since they were all former DD stores). Haven't heard of Second Cup, except for hearing you raving about them over the years! Do you think they're a big enough company to expand into the U.S.? Are they all over Canada, or in certain provinces? I plan on making a trip to Canada later this year (maybe the Toronto Film Festival, or a music festival in Halifax). Is Second Cup in Nova Scotia?
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• Canada
25 Aug 09
Thanks for the best response!! Second Cups are Canada-wide, and believe it or not, there are a few stores in the Middle East (Kuwait, Dubai...) don't ask me how that happened. LOL they are good enough to be in the USA, they just haven't expanded there yet. If my husband and I had more money, we'd open one in the USA, just so you Americans could have a DECENT CUP OF COFFEE for a change. Go to any province in Canada, and any large enough city (I don't mean little towns and villages) in those provinces, and you'll find atleast one, from a small booth in a store, to a huge cafe. The one in Guelph is a medium sized one. There's a BIIIIG one in Montreal, for example.
@bunnybon7 (30578)
• Holiday, Florida
6 Aug 09
i've never heard of it but its not fair. you would think they would keep it there for tourists to go over and have things they cant get here. also, it seems other countries are always getting our money. no wonder we are in so much trouble.
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@Idlewild (6105)
• United States
6 Aug 09
I'm not sure what you mean. There are still plenty of Tim Horton's shops in Canada, they're just expanding into the U.S.
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@bunnybon7 (30578)
• Holiday, Florida
6 Aug 09
and all money is staying in the US from it?
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