Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Donuts

I really liked this float from Tim Hortons at the Santa Claus Parade with the work crew of elves churning out the coffee and baked goods. Tim Hortons restaurants are everywhere in Canada and apparently account for over 60% of the coffee sold here with the next best competitor being at around 7%. I can easily walk to at least 6 Tim Hortons stores from my place (if I drank coffee) for a coffee & donut!
Tim Horton was a legendary hockey player for our Maple Leafs during the 50s & 60s and started the shops in 1964.
Taking part in Signs, Signs. Click HERE for more signs from around the world.

30 comments:

Revrunner said...

I didn't realize Horton was a hockey player. Thanks for making that connection for me. Now all I have to do is to make a connection between the hockey player and donuts. Did Tim like donuts? I'm just asking. . . :-)

Lowell said...

I've not heard of Tim Horton. Amazing that you have 6 of these shops so close to you! Kinda like our Starbucks. I hope Horton's coffee is better than Starbucks, though!

It is a cute float, for sure!

Jackie Mc Guinness said...

WOW i should go to this parade!!!

Sharon Anck said...

"Got to make the donuts". Sorry, that's a quote from the ads for our big donut chain Dunkin Donuts. Burger King just merged with Tim Horton. We heard all about it on the news this summer.

TexWisGirl said...

have never been to one, and now i'm hungry! :)

John @ Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

To add what Lowell wrote, I hope they are not as expensive as Starbucks is.

William Kendall said...

That's quite a float!

I can think of a place here where you can walk to about that many Tims within five minutes in any direction.

Halcyon said...

I miss Timmie's!!!!

Laura. M said...

Preciosa. How nice tribute to the rich donuts !!!

Stephanie said...

Cute!

Luis Gomez said...

I have been to a couple. They seem to be everywhere at least in Toronto.

llandudnopictures said...

Can't beat good old Tim Hortons, Boston Cream anyone?!

Andy said...

So Timmies is in the Santa Clause parade. They are everywhere!

♥ Łucja-Maria ♥ said...

Fantastic.
Very interesting blog.
Thank you for visiting.
Greetings from Polish.
Lucia

Marleen said...

That looks very nice.

Gosia k said...

lovely photo donuts are tasty

VioletSky said...

that's nice - the old and new cup designs.
the bakers at my local Timmy's don't look quite so elfish, though ;)

Tom said...

Really nice. There are a bunch of Tim Hortons in this area (one of my nieces owns several). I doubt if many folks here know anything about his hockey career. Tom The Backroads Traveller

Norma Ruttan said...

it's good he has a business after being in sports! quite a huge eye-catching sign.

Taken For Granted said...

Fine looking float. Looks like it was build by float professionals. Great looking cartoon figures. Were they animated?

Birdman said...

Ah... Donuts! Homer Simpson's favorite float.

Gerald (SK14) said...

coffee and doughnuts - I'd rather have tea and a piece of chocolate cake

Cloudia said...

Thanks for Tim's back story!





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Randy said...

Fun float. Bet the donuts are tasty.

Gemma Wiseman said...

Tim Horton's is one shop I remember from my whirlwind visit to Saskatchewan. Wonderful display of foods and great service.

Tanya Breese said...

that is cute...i saw you mention this place on grace's krispy kreme post!

Bill Nicholls said...

Thanks, now I want a doughnut

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Ah! So this is Krispy Kreme's competition hey Pat :)
p.s. It was funny, there was a lady standing at the entrance and as people were going into KK's she was telling them how much fat was in every donut and how much exercise they'd have to do to work it off.. didn't seem to stop people buying though :)

EG CameraGirl said...

Yep, I'm one who like's Tim's coffee!

Jack said...

Did Tim Horton keep the stores or sell out? Is he staggeringly wealthy today (or, if he is long gone, did he die a gazilllionaire?)?