And then moving from the squares and rectangles to the circles, orbs, spheres, ellipses and similar such things, there is more news on the Tim Hortons front.
As described here and elsewhere, the Riese Organization, a longtime purveyor of indescribable fast food to the NYC masses, is spending the weekend turning its Dunkin Donuts outlets into Tim Hortons outlets, giving Tims an instant beachhead in Manhattan several weeks ahead of the previously announced co-branding with Cold Stone Creamery.
Is this an example of "watch what you wish for, you might get it?" The Riese Organization, its official corporate history aside, is just not known for its fine food and fine restaurants. As is mentioned in the NYT article linked above, there is an infamous incident in which the NY Post took pictures of beloved animals enjoying the cuisine at a Riese Dunkin Donuts outlet. OK, in fairness, I should do my first-ever blog link to the NY Post and its coverage of the donut war news. I'm sure that kind of thing doesn't happen often. Still, as much as I like my timbits, I'm not eager to get them at the Riese food courts that I've managed to avoid for many decades, just as I've managed to avoid their Fridays franchises. And their Houlihans outlets. And everything else.