How About A Nice Cup Of WTF? | Providence Daily Dose
Update: Tim Hortons has apologized.
They didn't know what NOM was.
Tim Hortons. The Dunkin Donuts of Canada. You know, Canada — where same-sex marriage has been legal nationwide since 2005 (and since 2003 in Tim’s home, Ontario). What in the world are they doing sponsoring something like this? Their site says that they support “local initiatives that make a difference” — such as little leagues, Halloween safety, and the like. And that they sponsor community initiatives with a focus on “helping children and supporting fundraising events for non-profit organizations and registered charities.” But not “those representing religious groups [or] political affiliates,” such as.. well, how would you characterize a group like NOM?
As you may recall, some years ago, Tim Horton’s got a once-ever chance to win over Rhode Island when Bess Eaton sold out to Wendy’s, who was then partnered with Tim’s and basically handed the stores over to them. Tim’s managed to blow it though a combination of uncompetitive selection and pricing, inconsistent service, and, worst, failure to produce a decent iced coffee — or indeed, any iced coffee at all — until long after most people had given up on them.