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An Ode to Tim Horton and Sidney Crosby

Growing up, it is hard to believe there was a time when Robins Donuts was more popular than Tim Horton’s.  In Saskatoon, there was some sort of gentleman’s agreement between the franchisees that Tim’s wouldn’t build right near a Robbins and vice versa.  I suppose I was 10 years old at the time; there is a solid chance I made that up.

At some point in the early 1990s, Tim Horton’s opened a location on 22nd Ave right across the street from Robins.  It was on like Donkey Kong!!  Robins quickly retaliated by opening a location near a Tim’s on 8th Street.  Long story short, Tim Horton’s exploded right across Canada including a decisive win in Saskatoon.  While Robins still exists today with a small loyal following, Tim Horton’s has marketed themselves into some sort of national treasure. Continue reading



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