Canadian Military's top man, Canadian Chief of Defence Staff, General Rick Hillier on behalf of the troops stationed in Kandahar. They told the General that the one thing they would really like on base is a Tim Horton's. That got the ball rolling and on Canada Day, July 1, 2006 the Kandahar outlet was officially opened.
It has now been one month and it has received extremely positive response from the troops. Iced Capp and coffee are the top sellers in the 50 degree heat, followed closely by donuts and Timbits. Demand was so great that the trailer ran out of donuts and Timbits within the first two weeks! The inventory has been replenished and a regular sustainment program is now in place. General feedback is that the Canadian troops are thrilled to have a "little taste of home"; Americans are enjoying the iced capp's; Romanians like the Timbits; and the British troops love the hot cappuccino.
Tim Hortons is Canada’s largest coffee and baked goods chain with more than 2,900 stores in Canada and over 290 locations in the United States.