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Tim's start selling burgers, McDonald's respond with doughnuts

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Tim's start selling burgers, McDonald's respond with doughnuts

This was the Boston cream but they had about 5 flavours. $2.19 with a coffee.

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At worst, they'd be par with Tim's since they have frozen crap.

At best, they'd fry them in house, but I'm not sure that'd make sense.

I'm genuinely curious as to the production process of these.

I would 100% laugh if McDonald's of all people made donuts fresh whereas a place that's "known" for donuts uses frozen junk.
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??? Was this McDonald's? Or McCafe?
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.... so how was it... Confused Face
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death_hawk wrote: At worst, they'd be par with Tim's since they have frozen crap.

At best, they'd fry them in house, but I'm not sure that'd make sense.

I'm genuinely curious as to the production process of these.

I would 100% laugh if McDonald's of all people made donuts fresh whereas a place that's "known" for donuts uses frozen junk.
Raggie wrote: .... so how was it... Confused Face
Unfortunately, it was on par with Tim's. Dense and didn't taste fresh at all. I'd be shocked if it turns out they aren't frozen.
playnicee1 wrote: ??? Was this McDonald's? Or McCafe?
I got it at the drive-thru at Markham and Finch so not sure. There was a big sign advertising them.
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Sounds like they're just testing it out to see how sales go.
Only select locations seem to be offering them so far.
College and Spadina McCafe is a participating location, and possibly other McCafe locations in Toronto also...
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I actually like the baked goods more at McDs. So I would have to try this out.
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While i love Tim Hortons for convenience and yes coffee, i absolutely hate the fact they put most other coffee chains out of business and now we're all stuck with frozen / rewarmed shoe leather donuts. I have tried to g out of my way to a specialty donut place but it's just not the same.

Will try out the McDonald's donuts, doubt they will be fresh and if it's just another frozen prepared item then it doesn't advance the cause.
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j8lam wrote: Unfortunately, it was on par with Tim's. Dense and didn't taste fresh at all. I'd be shocked if it turns out they aren't frozen.



I got it at the drive-thru at Markham and Finch so not sure. There was a big sign advertising them.
So McDonald's wins then because Tim's burgers are absolute trash even when compared to McDonald's or any other fast food burger joint for that matter.
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j8lam wrote: Unfortunately, it was on par with Tim's. Dense and didn't taste fresh at all. I'd be shocked if it turns out they aren't frozen.
Honestly... it wouldn't shock me either.
Donuts are pretty special in terms of equipment need.
So it's at least par.
lensbuyer wrote: I actually like the baked goods more at McDs. So I would have to try this out.
Croissants are my favorite example.
They use *GASP* butter.
Guess who doesn't.
kenchau wrote: So McDonald's wins then because Tim's burgers are absolute trash even when compared to McDonald's or any other fast food burger joint for that matter.
It's not even a fair fight because one has cooking facilities while the other doesn't.
The only real competitor to Tim's food is Starbucks (and related) because they also don't have cooking facilities.
The difference is that Starbucks is smart enough to provide food within their means and not try to be McDonald's but without a kitchen.
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Pro tip: When you order baked goods from McDonald's ask for it "Warmed" it's also a option when placing an app order. Im sure most people don't even know this! But makes it 10x better. Smiling Face With Smiling Eyes
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It can't possibly be worse than Tim Hortons donuts
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lensbuyer wrote: I actually like the baked goods more at McDs. So I would have to try this out.
I'm not a fan of McDonald's muffins but all their other baked stuff I prefer over TIms. Definitely need to try out these new donuts.
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lensbuyer wrote: I actually like the baked goods more at McDs. So I would have to try this out.
Agreed McDonald’s cookies are a million times better than Tim’s
McDonald’s Muffins are a bit better than Tim’s too
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Elsewhere in the world, McDonald's had something good and yet, they refuse to bring the shake shake fries over here. And what do they give us? F**king donuts!!!

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