Thai people are crazy for everything Canada, whether its charming Justin Trudeau or so-exotic landscape of snow.
But will that excitement extend to its largest fast food chain?
As every hoser knows, Tim Hortons’s tiny, bite-sized donut holes – aka Timbits – account for 30% of the Canadian diet after only maple syrup and Molson.
Now those premium coffees and variety of donuts are coming to Bangkok on Saturday, when the first Tim Hortons opens at the recently opened Samyan Mitrtown shopping mall.
While the chain hasn’t revealed everything that will be on the menu, fans can expect signature donuts such as Boston Cream, Honey Cruller and Canadian Maple. The Ice Capp – a Horton’s twist on your basic cappo yen – comes in flavors including Cookie & Cream and Maple to Hazelnut and Birthday Cake (THB100 – THB145).
It opened a store in the Philippines in 2017 and in 2018 announced ambitious plans to open 1,500 stores in China.
The Toronto-based chain was launched in 1964 by Canadian hockey player Tim Horton and businessman Jim Charade. Since that first store in Ontario, it has expanded to more than 4,800 branches in 14 countries.
Today it is owned by Restaurant Brands International, a Canadian holding company established five years ago with the US$12.5 billion merger between Tim Hortons and Burger King. Today it is the world’s fifth-largest owner of the world’s fast food restaurants behind Subway, McDonald’s, Starbucks and Yum! Brands, according to the Toronto Star.
Opens 10am – midnight
G floor, Samyan Mitrtown