Discussion in 'Fugu's Business of Hockey Forum' started by LadyStanley, Oct 31, 2011.
Didn't see that one coming.
Damn, I can already foreshadow their cheesy ads.
Seriously, there is not one company with more annoying ads than Tim Horton's. It's the absolute worst. You're selling ******* overprice coffee, not bliss/hope/courage.
I can imagine more than a few Americans wondering "WTF is Tim Hortons?" when watching the game this year....
Tim's has been expanding quite a bit in the States, haven't they?
Though I've noticed they put some subheading like 'Coffee & Bake Shop' in the logo. Not sure why, seems rather self-evident that they do coffee and donuts.
They apparently have like 600 in the U.S. though 36 closed in New England about a year ago. Speaking for me only, I've never seen a Tim Hortons.
I'll take your word at it, but I've never seen one.
http://www.marketwatch.com/story/ti...11-results-conference-call-2011-10-19-101900e information about the Company is available at www.timhortons.com
I can tell you, Timmy Hos is ALL over Western New York. they have like 4 locations in the Lockport area alone.
Labatts is also a top selling Beer in WNY too.
It's like turning into Canada here, eh?
Canadians don't drink Labatt's - tastes like crap so we export it
I think it's a smart idea by Tim's tho, like someone above said, a ton of people in the US will be watching and thinking to themselves "What the hell is Tim Horton's??". And now they'll know, and they'll get addicted to the G-rated coffee-flavoured beverage they sell.
I know I'll be stopping for a cup of their coffee flavoured crack on the way in to work this morning.
I drink Timmys every morning and I can't drink any other coffee, it's just not the same. My goodness it's delicious.
Because it's no longer just about donuts. Lunches are big business for them now, for example.
Just so you know, it's a mixed bean medium roast. It's more-or-less replicable by a good roastmaster.
ive been to a timmy a couple times in upstate ny and both times there was absolutely no one....in the morning too
The Tim Horton's in my northern Ontario hometown are always packed in the morning with people getting their coffee. As someone said, most stores in New England closed; I think they still have one in Maine or something.
I noticed a couple years ago or so that their donuts now tasted like cardboard. I later found out that the stores no longer make their own. They receive frozen goods from HQ. No wonder they taste like crap now. However, their coffee is good.
So does the MVP get a free dozen donuts? or a box of timbits?
Mod note -- shall we keep this on the sponsorship and not compare coffee/donut taste/quality, please.
(You all are making me think of making a 4K run -- Krispie Kream Kraving Knockout.)
I can understand wanting to get the name brand out there-but along with the people "what the heck is Tim Hortons?" as others have said-there are more States that DONT have a Tims than do. Are they maybe hoping people will start demanding a Tims in their area?
I guess I just wonder what's the idea in getting a product out to people where they have no way to get to access one?
Perhaps they want people asking that.
Just creating the brand awareness amongst Americans is huge. Having that in place will make transitioning into unsaturated parts of the US market much easier (that alongside various other marketing strategies, obviously).
I would have little knowledge of brands such as Carlsberg, Barclaycard, Lucozade and Emirates were it not for their considerable presence within European football.
I think most of them are in the northeast. I see them whenever I'm up in MI. I've never seen one around here in Chicago.
That's amazing! I just did a Google Maps search for Tim Hortons near Columbus, Ohio and quick counted 31 locations in the Columbus area. I go there every day for coffee and my wife gets some kind of Timmy's French Vanilla capuccino at Blue Jackets games.
They do much more than doughnuts. They have several of breakfast sandwiches and do a large lunch business. They sell a lot of soups and sandwiches. Some of the items they promote locally seem a bit odd to me though. Last winter they heavily promoted Egg Salad Sandwiches in this area.
They are packed in Columbus. There is a traffic jam at every drive through for several hours each morning. They sell a lot here.
There are Timmy Ho's all over the Northeast, including a handful in West Virginia even. Only one in the states I've been to have been in Manhattan. There's one in Penn Station, and a couple other scattered throughout the isle.
You will know when Tims hits your town when there are six of them within a 2 block radius. That is even a joke in one of their commercials.
I went to one in Manhattan and it was dark and dingy but it had the same stuff, just scaled down. The closest one that compares to a Canadian version I've seen is in the Upstate New York/Buffalo area. They even had some donuts I wished they had in Canada.
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