Kandahar Tim Hortons faces doughnut deficit

The Tim Hortons serving Canadian forces at the Kandahar military airfield in Afghanistan has run out of doughnuts.

Canadian troops in Afghanistan will have to get through the weekend withoutdunking dough in their Tim Hortons coffee, since the outletat the Kandahar military airfield ran out of doughnuts.

The doughnuts ran out on Thursday, followed on Friday by Timbits, and Tim Hortons officials say a new shipment will arrive next week.

Canadian soldiers, who lobbied for the outlet so they could have a taste of home, are shrugging off the shortage of deep-fried batter.

"I have to tell you the truth, it's the least of our worries," Lieut. Adam Webb told the CBC of the doughnut dearth. "It's the last thing on my mind."

The coffee and doughnut shop — in a 12-metre air-conditioned trailer —opened on July 1, Canada Day.

Tim Hortons is Canada's largest coffee and baked goods chain with more than 2,900 stores in Canada.

Currently, more than 2,300 Canadians are serving in southern Afghanistan.