Let me explain. This woman was driving from Canada to the United States when she decided to buy a small ice coffee. Then after she crossed the border she placed the exact same order at an american Tim Hortons and got a cup nearly twice the size!
"Got a small iced coffee from Tim Hortons in Canada, then crossed into the US and placed the same order..."
It just goes to show you how hard it is NOT to be fat when you live in America.
You can't even order small formats! You automatically get handed a large. My only question is, what does a large look like? Is it juts a big gulp full of coffee?!
And just at the color of the American one, it's so much lighter than the Canadian one, which means most of that extra liquid isn't even coffee it's cream!
It may just be one example, but it makes me realize how much easier it would be for me to become fat if I lived in America.
Coffees of any size and sort (Iced, Dark Roast, Decaf) are part of the deal. One coffee is allotted to each app-user, and you do have to complete a transaction beforehand (or load $10 onto the app’s account) before being able to claim your gratis cup of Joe.
Tim Hortons locations across Canada and the U.S. will be participating in this Coffee Day celebration, which runs until October 8th.
Interestingly, National Coffee Day is held on the 29th of September in the United States. International Coffee Day, which Canada actually recognizes, is on October 1st.
Cleverly, Tim Hortons is covering its basis by starting its free-coffee-promo on the American celebration of caffeine and continuing into (and passed) Canada’s day to give thanks to the mighty coffee bean.
And as you’ve no doubt already surmised, Tim Hortons Coffee Day promotion is a thinly-veiled effort to get you to download the coffee chain’s app.
Not that the plan won’t work, because free coffee isn’t something one turns down, especially in the morning.
Nothing says "I'm Canadian" like holding a cup of Tim Hortons coffee in your hand, and maybe a box of Timbits.
But one couple on the east coast decided to take things to the next level by having the most Canadian wedding ever inside of a Tim Hortons.
Tom and Meranda Robicheau from Belleville, Nova Scotia had their first date at a Tim Hortons, reports CBC.
After two years of dating, the pair decided to tie the knot. So what better place to hold the ceremony, and create a nice sense of circularity, than inside Canada’s favourite coffee chain?
The newly christened Robicheau’s were married on September 16th at a Tim Hortons location in Yarmouth, N.S., where Meranda actually works as a baker.
Getting the venue secured wasn’t too hard, then, as Meranda already new the management. Plus, all of Meranda’s coworkers got to attend the wedding, too.
As did many customers. This Tim Hortons shares space with a Wendy’s, which was in service while the ceremony was going on. So while a couple was united in holy matrimony on one side, hungry patrons ordered burgers on the other. Obviously there were perplexed looks from one side to the other.
To make things even more uber Canadian, the wedding ceremony had some added Tim Hortons flair, as a coffee cup mascot posed with the wedding party.
And when the couple rode off after the festivities were finished, Tim Hortons coffee cups followed them, decorated onto the car.
Admittedly a little bit strange (and definitely not for everyone) you have to hand it to this couple. Casting aside standard wedding traditions and practices, the Robicheaus decided to make their ceremony unique and reflective of their relationship.
Getting married inside of a Tim Hortons may not be for everybody, but it was perfect for them, which is what every wedding should be about.
So kudos to the Robicheaus for being themselves and having the most Canadian wedding, ever.
Reports from a variety of news outlets, like CBC, say that Tim Hortons will be opening stores in Glasgow (they already have on there, which people love, apparently), South Wales, Greater Manchester and possibly Northern Ireland.
Obviously someone will need to work at these stores. That's where you come in.
If you're qualified, and legally able to work in the UK, you could be the person doling out coffee in one of the soon-to-be-many Tim Hortons shops in the United Kingdom.
Basically, you'd have the most Canadian job ever, just not in Canada.
So if you're looking for a reason to live and work in the UK, here's your chance, because Tim Hortons in the UK will definitely need some Canadian blood to keep it authentic.
You can now celebrate this great institution's history with Montreal's very own Tim Horton's National Museum that just opened up in Hochelaga-Maisonneuve. They have lots of awesome items like antique coffee makers, cups and cup holders and all kinds of cool, fun memorabilia from over the years.
Alexandre Contant and Lorie-Anne Chamberland are a couple that were thrift shopping for a coffee maker when they found an old Tim Horton's model and got the idea to go through with this concept and turn their apartment into a museum. Seeing that Canada doesn't really have much as far as traditional structures so we defend the few we have ferociously.
*DISCLAIMER: The cover photo is not the actual museum.*
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