Tim Hortons

yvie
#1
There are two things that are very Canadian; the environment and Tim Hortons coffee. Unfortunatly these two things don't always go together. Tim Hortons coffee cups cannot be recycled by most facilaties and are filling up landfills. It's very sad, because it is so easy to use a travel mug.

Please sign this petition asking Tim Hortons to be more environmentally friendly.

www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/268476999 (external - login to view)
 
Jo Canadian
#2
On Pei here, you can find the way to any tim hortons by following the cups alongside of the road, it's literally a trail...People are $#@!8ng slobs!!
 
peapod
#3
I am uncanadian :P I don't visit tim hortons. Donuts make you fat
 
Jo Canadian
#4
Quote:

I am uncanadian I don't visit tim hortons. Donuts make you fat

Coffee doesn't though.

ALTHOUGH I DO PREFER ROBINS COFFEE.
 
AirIntake
#5
Most people in the oilfield where I work use a travel mug at all times. When your driving on gravel roads, you need a good lid. But I can hardly see how TH could require people to use/purchase travel mugs.
 
Wetcoast40
#6
You'd have to live east of the Rockies to think Tim Horton's makes good coffee. My little kiosk down the road makes better coffee than TH or Starbucks (over roasted/over priced). TH's coffee is rubbish! I'd throw the cup out too if I had to settle for that first thing in the morning!
 
Twila
#7
Scott Rd skytrain station USE to have the best coffee. Alas, the couple who owned it sold it to people who changed coffee companies.

sad sad sad.
 
yvie
#8
A little more info from CBC...
http://novascotia.cbc.ca/regional/se...-trash20050302

I don't think Timmys could ever reqire people to use a travel mug, but they could encourage it...rather than discouraging them with their roll up the rim promotion, which encourages the use of paper cups.

It makes me sad...travel mugs are so easy...
 
missile
#9
Even with the many garbage receptacles around this area,most every customer of Tim's just tosses the empty cup on the road or grass.Perhaps,a small deposit on the cup might encourage some one to pick them up
 
peapod
#10
Here is something even sadder....A while ago I was in my home town, not that far from here, but you have to go up a mountain, and than back down, and you enter the lost valley, also known as the alberni valley. Thousands of logging roads in the valley, I went with a friend down one of these roads, she collects lichens. A few miles down this road in the wilderness, someone decided to dump their old furniture, a fridge and stove also...the mountain of gyproc was a nice touch to. These item seem somewhat out of place in a forest
 
missile
#11
Mount Everest has a plentitude of human waste on it! So,if the loneliest and highest place in the world is thus defiled,why not every other place? They should force all those climbers to carry their own pooper scoopers with them..
 
icklemiss21
#12
Sitting here with my Tim Hortons paper cup (double cuppd for my tea I might add) I feel bad saying this... but I am a short walk from a Timmy's which means... yep you guessed it... my lawn is always littered with Timmy's cups! Perhaps they should put a deposit on them... I could make a killing and give up working!

I don't drink coffee so can't say whether its good or not... but either way i prefer Second Cup!

What I do hate is the local Tim Hortons Drive Thru... people need to learn that once the drive thru lane is full they should pull in and get out of the car and walk in rather than the 20 car backlog on a major street
 
Sy
#13
Quote: Originally Posted by icklemiss21

What I do hate is the local Tim Hortons Drive Thru... people need to learn that once the drive thru lane is full they should pull in and get out of the car and walk in rather than the 20 car backlog on a major street

^^^I hate this as well...I can't believe people actually find this an acceptable use of their time/gas just waiting in a TH drivethru lineup...Some places i've seen nearly 30cars in a line so i went inside, got my stuff and left, and the line moved about maybe 10 cars...

Also why do people have to order huge meals from a drive thru? Coffee and bagel is the most i get for myself. Anything more and I go inside.

A deposit on cups sounds like a pretty good idea! If TH took maybe $0.02 extra per paper cup, then gave it back for every cup returned that could probably get people off welfare with all the cups laying around in any given city.
 
Just the Facts
#14
Quote: Originally Posted by yvie

There are two things that are very Canadian; the environment and Tim Hortons coffee.

Unfortunately Tim Horton's is NOT Canadian. They're owned by Wendy's. Go to Country Style instead - they're Canadian and their coffee and doughnuts are better anyway.
 
Toro
#15
Quote: Originally Posted by Just the Facts

Quote: Originally Posted by yvie

There are two things that are very Canadian; the environment and Tim Hortons coffee.

Unfortunately Tim Horton's is NOT Canadian. They're owned by Wendy's. Go to Country Style instead - they're Canadian and their coffee and doughnuts are better anyway.

There are a couple of funds who've taken large positions in Wendy's in an attempt to spin TH out and make it its own company. TH accounts for about half of Wendy's profits and has done phenomenally well.
 
DasFX
#16
Quote: Originally Posted by Just the Facts

Quote: Originally Posted by yvie

There are two things that are very Canadian; the environment and Tim Hortons coffee.

Unfortunately Tim Horton's is NOT Canadian. They're owned by Wendy's. Go to Country Style instead - they're Canadian and their coffee and doughnuts are better anyway.

It's true, since 1995, they've been American owned although they maintain their separate headquarters in Oakville, ON.

It's too bad we don't have big business people in Canada who can retain our stores like Tim's, Eaton's, Simpson's, Bargain Harold's, Consumer's Distributing and countless others. Who knows when Canadian Tire or HBC will go out of business or change to foreign hands?
 
no1important
#17
[OT] It still irks me seeing "Proudley Canadian" sign at Future Shop.... I filed a complain with them but they laughed it off as no big deal so I filed a complaint with the Advertising Standards Canada (ASC), hopefully they will make them take sign down, but somehow I doubt it. (So I refuse to shop there) [/OT]
 
djmartin
#18
For those people that think Country Style is canadian, You are wrong, they are owned by Maple Leaf Mills out of New York, the top 2-3 exeuctives of the company are all from the US. Tims may be owned by a US company, but all people involved in the Canadian end, are Canadian. Also , I was involved in owning a Country Style Franchise, I would ask you to talk to any country style owner and see if 1 - are they happy , and 2, are they making any money. I know the answer, I was there one day many years ago.
 
djmartin
#19
For those people that think Country Style is canadian, You are wrong, they are owned by Maple Leaf Mills out of New York, the top 2-3 exeuctives of the company are all from the US. Tims may be owned by a US company, but all people involved in the Canadian end, are Canadian. Also , I was involved in owning a Country Style Franchise, I would ask you to talk to any country style owner and see if 1 - are they happy , and 2, are they making any money. I know the answer, I was there one day many years ago.
 
TenPenny
#20
Country Style - isn't that owned by Maple Leaf Foods, or is it Robins? Maple Leaf Foods being, what, half owned by the Ontario Teachers' Pension plan, and the other half by the McCains...the ones who left McCains, that is...
 
GreenGreta
#21
ROBINS is Canadian. I miss Robin's, they made the best coffee in the country. Robin's isn't (last I heard) owned by Maple Leaf.
 
CaptainJack
#22
Quote: Originally Posted by Sy

Quote: Originally Posted by icklemiss21

What I do hate is the local Tim Hortons Drive Thru... people need to learn that once the drive thru lane is full they should pull in and get out of the car and walk in rather than the 20 car backlog on a major street

^^^I hate this as well...I can't believe people actually find this an acceptable use of their time/gas just waiting in a TH drivethru lineup...Some places i've seen nearly 30cars in a line so i went inside, got my stuff and left, and the line moved about maybe 10 cars...

Also why do people have to order huge meals from a drive thru? Coffee and bagel is the most i get for myself. Anything more and I go inside.

A deposit on cups sounds like a pretty good idea! If TH took maybe $0.02 extra per paper cup, then gave it back for every cup returned that could probably get people off welfare with all the cups laying around in any given city.

although this would help with garbage on streets/lawns/whatever....it wouldn't actually help with the amount of garbage in general. Even though cups are being returned, they would still be thrown away, just by a different person. It would also be very time consuming for the Tim Horton's worker. They would have to do whatever it is that would have to be done with the cups/deposits and would then in turn have to deal with complaints and insults thrown at them by disgruntled customers for having to wait.
 
manda
#23
Tim Hortons on pei are owned by danny murphy...a bad bad man. We have Robins here too, I have to say I much prefer it. I have to agree with those that find the drive thru lines just insane, given that Tims is EVERYwhere on the island, there are cars all over the road, lined up though parking lots, nearly running down little grannies too! and they say drunk driving is dangerous! Those that are concerned with Drunk driving ( and NO i do not condone or indulge myself) should try to commute around charlottetown at 8am on a workday. It's like a gauntlet for your car
 
Jo Canadian
#24
Yep, I've been the unfortunate working the drive through on the island. Here is where you get #$@!% drive through lines that extend onto the highway...lazy bastards, the storefront is usually dead when that is going on too.

As for Danny, well I'm going to just keep my mouth shut... although he does look like the head vampire off of The Lost Boys.
 
manda
#25
Nah, Jo the vampire is much more attractive, and a better person. I feel your pain, like you and most other islanders, I too have had to suffer working in the Drive-thru, I just looked better in the uniform than you!! tee hee. I encourage everyone that comes to the island, to try the locally owned coffee shop Beanz. Fantastic coffee house, great people too
 
ol' dawg
#26
Quote: Originally Posted by Wetcoast40

You'd have to live east of the Rockies to think Tim Horton's makes good coffee. My little kiosk down the road makes better coffee than TH or Starbucks (over roasted/over priced). TH's coffee is rubbish! I'd throw the cup out too if I had to settle for that first thing in the morning!

Total agreement ... I prefer real coffee over the crap served at TH and Starbucks. I have often said that TH drinkers ask for "double-double" so they can kill the taste of the fluid that's in the cup.

I have 3 or 4 places I go in Calgary - The Planet roasts their own too - and you can tell for blocks around when they have a dark roast going. As well, I usually make a jar of joe at home .

BTW, if you brew your own, what kind of coffee do you like to brew?

Lately I've been using Ganocafe - it has rieshi mushrooms in it so they call it healthy coffee.

When I buy a cup of coffee, it's usually a medium roast. How about you?
 
annabattler
#27
On the plus side for Tim Hortons....my "adopted" grandson has been selected to attend a ten day camping session at one of the six Tim Horton's camps...no cost !!
He's going to the one in Quyon,Quebec..there's one in Kananaskis,Alberta,one in Kentucky,one in Parry Sound,Ontario,one in Tatamagouche,Nova Scotia and I foget the last location.
Many thousands of Canadian children benefit from this camping experience...all funded by Tim Hortons and their "keep the change" programme.
 
GreenGreta
#28
Wow, lucky for your grandson. I know a few people who went to the TH camp. Lucky kids.
 
canuckster
#29
Sign a petition against Timmy's and Starbuck's coffee.

BAD coffee unless you disguise it in a latte.
 
no1important
#30
Quote:

HBC will go out of business or change to foreign hands?

Weren't they trying to or already sold Zellers off to Target? I have not heard anything for a while and was wondering if anyone else had?
 

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