Canuck Doughnut Standby Supplants Dunkin' in Wary NYC

By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 14, 2009 2:35 PM CDT
Costumers line up at the Tim Hortons coffee shop inside New York's Penn Station yesterday.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Many New Yorkers met their first Canadian doughnuts today as the Tim Hortons chain took over 12 locations previously occupied by Dunkin’ Donuts, BlackBook reports. “My frantic runs to Canada to buy tins of Tim Hortons ground coffee are over,” a delighted expatriate said. “Everything in New York is fantastic except the coffee. It’s dreadful. It’s watery.” Some aren’t so happy about the change.

“I had no idea,” a flabbergasted Dunkin’ fan told the Times. “I have no choice, because I hate Starbucks and once I go up to my building I’m not coming back down. They better not do this in Queens.” Of the Hortons joe, one patron allowed, “I’m in. I think it’ll grow on me.” But “Dunkin’ Donuts used to have larger cups,” the miffed fan retorts.