Famed for its coffee and doughnuts, Tim Hortons’ aggressive expansion has catapulted Canada into the global top spot for the most doughnut shops per capita. Tim Horton was a feted Canadian hockey player who started the coffee shop chain in 1964, featuring Apple Fritter and Dutchie Donuts that are still big sellers today. By the time Horton died in a car crash ten years later there were 40 stores – now, there are 3,082 countrywide.
You can find soups, sandwiches and baked goods on the menu, too, but Canadians pile in to ‘Timmy’s’ for ‘a donut and a double-double’ (that’s Canada-speak for coffee with two creams and two sugars). This business district location has more of a grab-and-go clientele, but out in the sticks Timmy’s is the nucleus of the community.