Glasgow Prepare Yourself!


According to BBC, this is happening:

Canadian fast food restaurant chain Tim Hortons has chosen Glasgow as its first base in the UK.

It plans to open a cafe and bake shop in Argyle Street in early May before rolling out nationwide over the next 12 months.

You can read the full article here, but for all my readers who are in the UK, and especially in Scotland, I thought I’d give you a little bit of a lesson on what you need to know:

  1. When ordering a coffee, don’t say how many creams/sugars you want. There are special words
    1. Regular: one cream/one sugar
    2. Double double: 2 creams/2 sugars
    3. Triple Triple: 3 creams/3 sugars
    4. 4 by 4: 4 creams/4 sugars
  2. If you want milk or sweetener, ya’ll need to say that. For example: I’ll have a double-double with milk, please
  3. Company policy is to do EXACTLY what the customer asks….so if you ask for an Earl Grey tea double-double, then ya’ll are getting cream, not milk. So if you have Canadians working there at the start, don’t fault them for that. I know it will taste nasty, you know it will taste nasty, but they have been broken by the man and are basically just robots now.
  4. Timbits may LOOK small, but basically, if you eat 4-5 of them, that’s the same as a doughnut. So getting a 10 pack of Timbits, thinking it’s just a cute little snack = 2 full doughnuts.
  5. The white powder will get E-V-E-R-Y-W-H-E-R-E. You have been warned
  6. The hot chocolate/flavoured cappuccinos are a bit thick. If at first, you don’t like them, try getting 1/4 of the cup filled with coffee to cut it down on the sweetness
  7. It is fully acceptable to say “want to go to Tim’s?” or “Let’s go to Timmy Ho’s”. Feel free to use both.
  8. For those Scots who will be working in Tim Hortons – my prayers are with you. I’ve been there, I’ve done that, multiple times and it was the same as working for Satan AND Voldemort at the same time while being in a room full of dementors without having a Patronus cast.

Congratulations Scotland on getting your first Tim Hortons cafe!

15 thoughts on “Glasgow Prepare Yourself!

    • I’ve only ever driven through Glasgow. A tour I was on got into Glasgow so late at night so we missed our scheduled outing and the next day we had to just pack and leave, so now I have a reason to go back! I can’t tell you how many times I was craving Tim Horton’s on that trip haha

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  1. I only just figured out how to order at Starbucks… I’m going to print the blogpost and carry it around with me on the off chance we end up in Timmy Ho’s! I can’t wait to let you know how I get on! Exciting!!!

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