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Discussion in 'Canada' started by Crackberry, Dec 4, 2011.
Me too Nofate... I recognized the place and your bike before I saw who posted! It was hot that day.
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Yeah....I parked here for spite. Got lunch to go so I wasn't there forever. Nobody told me off and if they did, I'd never darken a Timmy's door again. They can't get an order right anyway....
Did you happen to ask inside why they don't allow bike parking in front?
I would really like to know the reason for that sign too. :huh
I would guess that what they really don't want are the straight piped cruisers....really loud even at idle. When one of those starts up, it'll stop any conversation near by.
Would have replied earlier, but was away camping. A lot of riders hang out at this Tim's, but park and talk at the rear lot overlooking the road. I think the owners had to move them there so they wouldn't hog all the prime parking spots for hours. I park my car in these spots, so my bike is going to as well. I don't stick around and am just another paying customer.
Linda's expression just before her first Timmies experience. She was skeptical it would top the DD's she knew and loved....
Taken on my recent trip to Natashquan QC .
That's my F800 GS to the right of the HD Ultra Classic
I'm curious. How did she find Tim's compared to DD? I didn't know we had invaded that far south. Soon you Yanks will all be under the thumb of Tim Horton's! Just like the poor addicts north of the border.....
Yes, Timmie's has infiltrated as far south as New York City! Linda remarked that the variety of food choices were better, (In her words,"A couple notches up from DD") and even the service was much more friendlier. I agreed, although the service comment is universally true the farther north, south, east, or west you get from New York City.
Well, just between us girls, the customer service in Canada at Tim's just bloody sucks! The service moves at a snail's pace. I just don't get it when I see traffic lined up 10 deep in the left turn lane, waiting ten minutes to get into line for, what I would describe as mediocre coffee, served by people who would rather be home watch their paint dry. I avoid the place like the plague.
I find in general service in Canada is terrible.
The US and Mexico doesn't even compare to Canada. Canada has gone to s***.
Those that say otherwise have their head too far up their ass.
Or, they don't travel. I find the Americans far more helpful as far as customer service goes. In Canada, they act like they're doing you a huge favour to be of any assistance at all.
Wow, you guys need a trip to the maritimes, we get awesome friendly service at most of the Tim's here. My negative experiences have been few and far between.
I think it depends on the Timmies store itself.
I was wanting a caffeine fix and there was a huge line of cars, so I parked and went inside. There were 5 guys ahead of me and a Senior lady serving them knew what they each wanted before they asked and had it done quick. She even called me a young man (which I am not). Of course I had to check to see where I would be in the drive through line had I gone that route, and glad to say there were still 3 cars waiting to be served.
I don't get coffee on the run that often, but I find the stores in the smaller towns are much friendlier and helpful than in the bigger cities. That has been my experience in the US and Canada. In the US service gets friendlier as you go West and South, in Canada it gets friendlier as you go East and North.
Not just Timmies, everywhere.
Canada's service is rated very, very poor in my books. At the same time, your expected to pay and tip a premium.
Just drove across southern BC and parts of south Alberta, the service at Tim's was fine.
I am not sure if I recognized the bike first or the Tim's
Must have been a tie....lol
How ya doing Rick????
On the way to Harrison Hot Springs for the BCBATR, http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=747592
Maple Ridge Tim Hortons