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Old 05-09-2006, 08:36 PM   #41
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The great Canadian favorite is as always Tim Hortons, but am also attatched to Mexi Cali Rosas (are there any in the US?), and Pizza Hut... I have issues but lovvvve stuffed crust.
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Old 05-09-2006, 10:50 PM   #42
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Trip, no MexiCali Rosas in the West, but I am with you on the Tim Hortons thing. Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!!
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Old 05-10-2006, 01:01 AM   #43
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I'm off the doughnuts or I'd be all over Tim Horton's like...well..you know the rest.
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Old 05-10-2006, 11:02 AM   #44
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Silver, I gave up donuts for Lent one year. It was the toughest 6 weeks of my life. (I gave up coffee the next year, and THAT was worse.) I successfully avoid donuts nearly all the time, but I confess that whenever I end up at Timmy's I have to have a donut. Sigh. They are sooooooo good.

OK, related question but slightly off topic. I know there are Krispy Kremes in Canada now, but I thought I read that after the initial blitz the chain didn't do very well here, as we are die hard Tim fans (most of us). Does anyone have any info on that?
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Old 05-10-2006, 11:39 AM   #45
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Krispy Kreme is having problems in many places. They over-extended themselves. It wouldn't surprise me if they're having problems north of the border too.
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Old 05-10-2006, 11:54 AM   #46
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Silver, I gave up donuts for Lent one year. It was the toughest 6 weeks of my life. (I gave up coffee the next year, and THAT was worse.) I successfully avoid donuts nearly all the time, but I confess that whenever I end up at Timmy's I have to have a donut. Sigh. They are sooooooo good.

OK, related question but slightly off topic. I know there are Krispy Kremes in Canada now, but I thought I read that after the initial blitz the chain didn't do very well here, as we are die hard Tim fans (most of us). Does anyone have any info on that?
Canucks are too dedicated to Tim Hortons. (myself included!) Where else but "timmies" are people willing to stand in line for 20 minutes to get a coffee.

Krispy Kreme just didnt catch on. I think out West (like BC) they might have had a bit more success, but overall, its kind of flopped. Probably because their coffee tastes like sludge and the doughnuts are too sweet.
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There's no such thing as a doughnut that is "too sweet."
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Old 05-10-2006, 02:21 PM   #48
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There's no such thing as a doughnut that is "too sweet."
I can almost hear my pancreas yelling at me when I consume a Krispy Kreme doughnut. (it's gotta work overtime to release enough insulin to process one of those suckers)

I like my Timmies. XL coffee, black, and a bagel with cream cheese = the perfect lazy Sunday breakfast. No doughnuts for meeeeeeeee!
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Old 05-10-2006, 03:49 PM   #49
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Krispy Kreme is still open out here, but I think there's only one (that I know of) and it's not really "in town", so you have to want a doughnut pretty badly to go all the way out there to get it.

I never hear people talk about it anymore, so it may have lost its initial charm.

I've also noticed there aren't nearly as many Tim's in Vancouver and immediate suburbs as there are where I grew up (in Kelowna) and other smaller Interior centres. I think this holds true for most of the rest of Canada as well - Vancouver just seems to have fewer Tim's than EVERYWHERE else. I guess it's because of all the Starbucks. We're famous for having Starbucks kiddie corner to each other or other similarly close proximity (eg. there's one in a Chapter's near me, as well as another one just outside the Chapter's).

Odd.

I want Red Lobster here, though!
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You guys probably don't have White Spot, but man, they have some good burgers.
I ate there a couple of times in downtown Vancouver. It was the one on the street parallel to Robson St. I think there was a Moxie's close by as well. The burgers were pretty good but I think the best thing was that you could get a local microbrew in the restaurant to go with the beer.
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