"The Tim Hortons outlet in Kandahar, which opened on Canada Day in 2006, served 4 million cups of coffee, three million donuts and half a million iced cappuccinos. For many Canadian troops, it was a welcome taste of home."
"This is about serving you as you continue to do the outstanding job Canada asks of you," MGen Langton said to the soldiers. "We hope this little piece of home will make your lives in Afghanistan just a little bit easier."
Located on the Boardwalk airstrip next to the American-managed concessions, the Tim Hortons outlet is managed by CFPSA staff. A Tim Hortons store opening crew will be on hand for two to four weeks to ensure that operations are running smoothly and that all products and services meet Tim Hortons standards.
"We will deliver the same great tasting coffee and baked goods that the troops enjoy at home," explained Mr. Anthony from Tim Hortons. "We also look forward to introducing the many soldiers from other nations stationed in Kandahar to the Tim Hortons experience."
The store will serve hot and cold beverages as well as baked goods to the approximately 2,200 CF members and 5,000 personnel from other countries at KAF. Personnel will pay prices comparable to those in Canada and profits made within this project will be reinvested in morale and welfare programs for Canadian Forces members.
Photos and article courtesy Tim Hortons