Sure, a lot of Americans believe “America Runs on Dunkin’” or that they can’t live without having a Starbucks nearby. Maybe you didn’t know, but there’s another option for your daily dose of coffee and treats.
It’s called Tim Hortons, and it’s a Canadian/multinational restaurant famous for fresh coffee and a variety of doughnuts. Because of its sleek, sexy and masculine color palette, I like to call it a manlier version of Dunkin’ Donuts. When something looks sexy, it’s usually going to taste great. If you switch up your coffee grind to Tim Hortons, you won’t regret it. Here’s why.
1. Iced Capp
You can’t go to Tim Hortons without trying their most famous specialty iced drink: the Iced Capp. It’s a creamy, delectable cool treat that you can enjoy with real cream, chocolate or 2 percent milk. Not enough for you? You can make it an Iced Capp Supreme. Add caramel, hazelnut, mint chocolate or vanilla bean flavor with a whipped topping and chocolate drizzle and you’ve just tasted a bit of heaven.
2. Bagel B.E.L.T.
The Bagel B.E.L.T. combines all your favorite breakfast foods in one. Basically, it’s the breakfast meal of a lifetime. The sandwich includes bacon, egg, lettuce and tomato all stacked up on your choice of bagel. After putting on your belt in the morning, run to Timmies and grab a Bagel B.E.L.T. to fulfill all of your breakfast cravings.
3. Roll Up The Rim To Win
Each February, Tim Hortons sells Roll Up the Rim to Win coffee cups where customers have a chance to win televisions, store products, a year’s worth of coffee, and even a car. When you order a coffee, you can tell if you won by unrolling the rim on your paper cup, revealing the prize underneath. No matter what, you’ll most likely win at least a free coffee or doughnut. What’s not to love about winning free stuff?
4. Open 24 Hours
If you feel like going on a late-night Timmies run, you can. The Tim Hortons drive-thru is open 24 hours. When your sweet tooth creeps in at 2 am, don’t fear — Tim Hortons has your back.
Forget Dunkin’s munchkins, Timbits are the only doughnut holes you should be nibbling on. There are so many to choose from, like honey dip, blueberry, apple fritter or just plain old-fashioned. Since they come in a variety of Snack Pack sizes, they’re perfect for larger parties, or just to eat on your way home from work.
6. Pretzel Bagel
If you’re a fan of soft pretzels, this bagel is a complete no-brainer. Its lightly crisp exterior and flavorful interior will make your mouth water. It’s like a pretzel and a bagel had a baby in the best possible way. Toast it and top it with a mustard spread. After one bite, this bagel will become your new favorite.
Tim Hortons always keeps their tweets fresh. They love sharing customer tweets and Tim Hortons-themed photos. No matter what you tag them in, you can always expect a caring reply. Had a bad coffee day? They will fix it.
8. Nutella Doughnut
Yes, you heard me. Timmies makes Nutella-filled doughnuts, meaning they make a chocolate hazelnut doughnut and even cute pastry pockets stuffed with Nutella. You can also get bagels with Nutella spread instead of plain old cream cheese. Let’s face it, nothing beats Nutella.
9. Handcrafted Sandwiches
Not in the mood for breakfast? Don’t worry, Tim Hortons offers a wide selection of handcrafted signature sandwiches and wraps. You can order a classic Turkey Bacon Club on baked ciabatta, a Mozzarella Pesto Panini, or even an Italiano Grilled Bagel Sandwich which includes smoked mozzarella, smoked ham, pepperoni, spinach, red onion and pesto sauce all on a sundried tomato asiago parm bagel. I know, it almost sounds too good to be true.
10. Classy Atmosphere
Nothing beats sipping a nice coffee on a soft arm chair by the fireplace. Thanks to Tim Hortons, we can do just that. Unwind on bench seating, comfy arm chairs by the electric fireplace, or even at a bar facing the window so you can still enjoy the outdoors.
Coffee can also be served in an actual mug if you decide to hang inside. The open environment creates a relaxed atmosphere that you’ll never want to leave from. Bring your laptop, folks — there’s free wifi.
11. The Menu
Sick of your same old menu? Never at Tim Hortons. Every month, new additions are added to the Timmies menu, like themed doughnuts or drinks. If you want to try them, go now. Hurry, they won’t last long!