After nearly a year of anticipation, the coveted coffee chain from Canada, Tim Hortons, finally opened its door to coffee enthusiasts of Lahore. But to everyone’s surprise, it made a grand opening that holds a world record now.
For the unversed, the iconic coffee shop opened its first and flagship outlet in Phase 6, DHA Lahore, on Saturday. Its delicious coffees, reasonable prices, and airy atmosphere make it a welcome addition to Pakistan’s coffee scene. Tim Hortons Record sales in Pakistan get mixed reactions from Netizens.
Opening sales in the South Asian country were the highest in Tim Hortons’ history (the chain first opened in 1964) and broke a world record. The Pakistani franchise not only outpaced everyone in the brand’s history but also in the number of locations it operated.
The availability of Tim Hortons’ signature French Vanilla and Iced Capps, as well as their baked goods, including their delicious donuts called “Timbits,” sandwiches, and wraps, in Pakistan, increased the likelihood of a record-breaking sale. This Tim Hortons in Lahore breaks global records.
The internet was shattered not by the popularity of international franchises but by the interminable wait for a cup of coffee at a popular spot. Others are churning out sarcastic responses, while some are genuinely concerned about the priorities of Pakistanis. All of society, from the entertainment industry to the general public, is in a state of panic.
Well-known actor Farhan Saeed from the show Mere Humsafar also tweeted his concern: “You can find one Pakistani in the Tim Hortons line, and another waiting in line for aata and ghee at a utility store. That there is a gap in the middle scares me.”
These poor people of Pakistan Defense Lahore are not queuing for flour or petrol, they are queuing to go inside #TimHortons restaurant. Where is #IMF Baji?#Pakistan pic.twitter.com/qx2jYLdVPS
— Safina Khan (@SafinaKhann) February 12, 2023
This long queue indeed raised eyebrows among many.
Huge respect for Tim Hortons for giving away free ration bags to the needy families in Lahore 👏 pic.twitter.com/z4hUmCuBZO
— Ur Phupho ✨ (@TheArdentSoul) February 12, 2023
“Actual two nations theory! Economic crises? For whom? 1st 2 pictures are of Candian cafe Tim Hortons opening in DHA Lahore. A long queue of ruling oligarchy kins for coffee,” a user tweeted.
Actual two nations theory!
Economic crises? For whom?
1st 2 pictures are of Candian cafe Tim Hortons opening in DHA lahore. Long queue of ruling oligarchy kins for coffee.
3rd & 4thpictures are of poor janta queuing up to buy aata.
2 Nations theory of Pakistan. pic.twitter.com/n3MFRgx9yL
— Arif Aajakia (@arifaajakia) February 12, 2023
As the first day sale of Tim hortons in Pakistan breaks record of most sales in the world, The world must be laughing at us, we are at brink of default, our people are dying of hunger but let's enjoy an overpriced cup of ordinary taste coffee pic.twitter.com/Cs2tgwy7w2
— Ayeshay (@champagne_lassi) February 12, 2023
As usual, the memes are not lagging.
IMF team after looking Tim Hortons
Pakistan First day sales pic.twitter.com/54msGXaeJd
— Musa Irfan Khan || LQ💚 (@abayyarmusa) February 12, 2023
IMF after looking at Tim Hortons first day sales in Pakistan:#TimHortons pic.twitter.com/pNjZZnnwyN
— Abdullah Salman (@AbdullahS2004) February 12, 2023
Tim Hortons in Pakistan .🙃 pic.twitter.com/RCAJFq0Q48
— Bibi Hadid🇵🇰 (@Bibihadidi) February 12, 2023
IMF team after looking Tim Hortons Pakistan First day sales pic.twitter.com/WNnL5TxH8r
— Teto Patiyaa 🇵🇰 (@Pola_620) February 12, 2023
The Diyar-e-Dil star Mariyam Nafees Amaan also tweeted, “Socho Starbucks aagya tou kya hoga! [Imagine what would happen if Starbucks is launched (in Pakistan)]”
• Socho Starbucks aagya tou kya hoga! 🤭#TimHortons #RecordBreakingSale #NearDefaultEconomy
— Mariyam Nafees Amaan (@MariyamNafeees) February 12, 2023
New record of sale on first day Tim Hortons in Lahore Pakistan, we are really at default Risk? pic.twitter.com/N8KlIuOHIA
— Fakhar Yousafzai (@fakharzai7) February 12, 2023
“A country where people spend over 1000 billion rupees every year on weddings, some people are worried about the record-breaking sales of Tim Hortons,” tweeted another.
A country where people spend over 1000 billion rupees every year on weddings, some people are worried about the record breaking sales of Tim Hortons. 😀
— Zulfiqar Ahmed 🤔 (@ZulfiqarAhmed69) February 12, 2023
Economic recession ho ya mulk default ke qareeb ho, elite ko koi farq nehi parta
Bas ghareeb pista hy. #TimHortons #fact
— Asma Ali Zain (@asmaalizain) February 12, 2023
On February 18 and 25, respectively, Tim Hortons will open its second and third locations in Gulberg, Lahore.
More than 5,100 Tim Hortons can be found in 13 different countries right now. This includes the United States, Mexico, Spain, the United Kingdom, the Middle East, China, Thailand, and the Philippines.