Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Move over Egg McMuffin

So... I'm out of town for one weekend and away from Tim Horton's for 3 whole days and they go and get a new menu item on me. This morning I stroll in my local Timmy's to read a new sign at on the door that says: introducing the NEW breakfast sandwich.

What the %?&*? The nerve... I mean, I am all for the new menu item, but I feel as a loyal customer to the franchaise, I should have been consulted or at least warned about the new arrival.

This morning I was thrown right off when I got in line. The entire 4 minute wait I was in a panic... trying to decide whether or not to desert my standard Everything Bagel with butter and cheddar cheese in exchange for the new hot breakfast sandwich. I had the exact amount of money in hand for my regular coffee & bagel order, but this new item was a bit more expensive, but looked entirely more breakfast-ish. It was before 9 and I was forced to make a choice without coffee: MOMM-EH!

I think the biggest thing that stunned me while in line was that I had to come to grips with the fact that Tim Horton's serves EGGS. This means Timmy's has to be factored into a lot more choices now. Before I would abandon Tim's for Broadway's breakfast because of the eggs, bacon, & homefries factor, but now, with Timmy's in the egg & sausage/bacon category, there is defintely more to consider.

I decided to take the plunge and try the new menu item, after all, as a faithful customer I need to know if it is good in order to recommend it to others... and also because of the sheer fact that I pride myself in being a preferred member of the Timmy's taste-testers demographic.

I've had 1.5 hours to eat and digest the new menu item and I must say, it hits the spot. I tried the sausauge & egg combo (as there is a bacon & egg choice) ... it comes with cheese on a toasted biscuit... I added a little ketcup and it is BETTER than an Egg McMuffin.

The best part is that (years ago when I use to work at an office) I would gather my little possi (Dal, Dania & Vero) and make two trips for breakfast in the morning, first to McDonald's to get a sausage McMuffin and then over to Timmy's to get my coffee... now the mornings that I do crave an egg style breakfast, I will only have to make one stop. Could life get any better? (actually... it could, but I won't go there today).

Two thumbs up Tim Horton.... the new sandwich is definitely a hit... it officially makes the CPC list... Coleman Preferred Choice list!

And while I have you here, Mr. Horton... in the future, I would at least like to be consulted on any future menu items that you plan on introducing- I mean seriously, the last thing I need to be is out of the loop when it comes to the Timmy's menu.


Dear old Dad said...

what ever happen to the little girl who had to have her eggs just so....

Sister said...

Thanks for the tip. I saw that the other day and was considering trying it. Now I definitely will.