Tim Hortons opens first location in China, adds salted egg yolk Timbit to its menu

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      It’s official: Double-Double coffees, Iced Capps, and Timbits have arrived in China.

      Tim Hortons opened its first establishment in the Asian country today, located at People’s Square in Shanghai.

      The coffee-and-doughnut chain will serve many of its classic food and beverage items at this outlet, but new menu offerings unique to the Chinese market will also be available.

      Exclusive drinks like steeped black-lemon-peach oolong and blueberry roselle will be served, as well as new libations like matcha and hazelnut lattes, and maple macchiato.

      Canadian-inspired drinks are on the menu, such as the maple macchiato.
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      In terms of food, salted egg-yolk timbits, basil chicken, coldwater shrimp, Montreal-style beef sandwiches, and black-pepper beef are on offer.

      Canadians living in Shanghai who miss home will be able to find a slice of comfort at this new coffee spot—interior highlights include red and plaid designs, maple-leaf artwork, and a hockey stick door handle. If this design doesn’t scream true north, we don’t know what does.

      But the real question is: when will Timmy’s bring salted egg yolk Timbits to its Vancouver locations?

      Tim Hortons operates more than 4,800 locations in Canada and around the world, including the U.S., Mexico, Europe, the Philippines, and the Middle East.

      Long lines formed outside Tim's opening in Shanghai.
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