The Canadian Invasion

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A Tim Horton's in Calgary, Alberta; could your town be next? (wikimedia)

A Tim Horton's in Calgary, Alberta; could your town be next? (wikimedia)

Back in April I said “somehow Tim Horton’s can be very popular in Canada but not make it big in the states.” And today I read on the Planet Money blog:

By now, you’ve probably already heard about the big Canadian news of the week: Tim Hortons, the venerable Canadian coffee-and-donuts-shop, expanded into New York City, opening 12 locations in Manhattan and Brooklyn on Monday. More locations are coming to the city in August.

Apparently Tim Horton’s is already pretty popular in some Canada-proximate parts of the country such as Detroit and Buffalo. And if you want to keep your eye on the creeping Canadification of the American economy note that the “TD” in “TD Bank” stands for “Toronto-Dominion.”

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