The first “fly-in” franchise has been opened up in the First Nations Community in Oxford House, which is way north of Winnipeg by 1,000 kilometers. There’s about 2,800 residents and it’s not accessible by road, so the only way to get there is to fly in. Tim Hortons reps had a grand opening event earlier this week and handed out a thousand insulated cups poured over 100 litres of coffee. That alone tells you how far north this location is.
According to the report there were “hundreds of people” and even those “who don’t normally drink coffee showed up for the big event.” Not much to do in the area I guess. Chief Timothy Muskego said “Wherever I go, I see line-ups at Tim Hortons, usually at least 15 cars, and it is good to have it here, too.”
Because it’s so remote, the prices are a bit higher, which will probably lead to the 3 employees striking and picketing out front. However, residents or visitors will be paying $1.62 for a small coffee and a $0.99 for a donut. Comparing the prices to the local shop in Winnipeg: $1.40 for a small coffee and $0.95 for a donut.
Enjoy the fresh goodness! Glad to have another 2,800 people addicted.