Apparently Tim Hortons, the famously Canadian coffee-and-doughnuts chain, is making a move on New York City -- a former Dunkin' Donuts franchisee reopened 12 of its stores today as Tim Hortons locations. According to the City Room blog, NYC Council Member David Weprin attended the grand opening ceremony at one branch. Tim Hortons' arrival, he said, "shows New York City is on the move, that we’re a desirable market."
So, for all you New Yorkers who are concerned about your city's limited cultural and economic importance, take comfort -- an influential Canadian doughnut chain has now opened franchise locations in town. You're on the move.
(We'll have to add Tim Hortons to the Doughnut Quest itinerary. Though, unfortunately, it looks like Doug won't be able to make it in August after all, so the real Doughnut Quest will be delayed until next year.)