Tim Hortons

Tim Hortons Celebrates Coffee Week with $1 Coffee and Cash

Tim Hortons Cafe & Bake Shop is celebrating National Coffee Week with the launch of any size coffee in Regular or Dark Roast for just $1.

Through September 29, participating U.S. restaurants are encouraging new and loyal fans of the brand to enjoy either the Original or new Dark Roast blend (or both) for just $1.

Burger King’s Big Move

Miami-based burger giant merges with Canadian brand Tim Hortons to spur global growth.

In a move that shook the fast-food industry earlier this week, Burger King announced its official merger with Canadian coffee-and-doughnuts concept Tim Hortons. The new company, to be headquartered in Canada, will be the third-largest quick-service company in the world, with more than 18,000 locations across 100 countries and nearly $23 billion in sales.

Burger King, Tim Hortons Seal the Deal on Merger

An agreement was reached to create the world’s third largest quick-service restaurant company. Tim Hortons Inc. and Burger King Worldwide Inc. announced a definitive agreement under which the two companies will create a new global powerhouse in the quick-service restaurant sector. With approximately $23 billion in system sales, over 18,000 restaurants in 100 countries, and two strong, independent brands, the new company will have an extensive international footprint and significant growth potential.

Breakfast Wars Reverse

As breakfast wars rage on, some morning-focused operators are expanding the battle into the afternoon daypart.
Breakfast quick service restaurants add new food options for later snacking.
Starbucks is trying to boost business in later dayparts with food items like flatbreads.

Earlier this year, research firm The NPD Group confirmed what many in the quick-service industry have known for years: The breakfast wars are real, and there’s more at stake then a Waffle Taco or a better cup of coffee. NPD’s “A Look into the Future of Foodservice” report found that the quick-service segment showed the strongest increase in breakfast visits of all restaurant segments, with a 4 percent increase in 2013 over 2012.

The Employee Buy-In

For David Beaton, working for Tim Hortons has been a lifelong passion. The Nova Scotia native started working for the 50-year-old Canadian chain after graduating from business school in 1992 and has helped grow its presence in the U.S. His wife, Allanna, a former teacher, has been his partner in the endeavor for the last 15 years.

The couple took over their first two U.S. locations in Lockport and Amherst, New York, in 1999, and since then have steadily amassed a collection of restaurants, now running 25 Tim Hortons units in the Buffalo, New York, area.

Tim Hortons Speeds Up Smartphone Payment

Tim Hortons announced new mobile payment options aimed at improving speed of service and enhancing guest experience in its restaurants throughout Canada and the U.S. As part of the company’s ongoing commitment to operational excellence and guest satisfaction, the strategy includes the adoption of technological innovations at both the restaurant level and through the company’s popular TimmyMe mobile application.

The Best of Both Worlds

Menu innovation remains one of the best ways a brand can stay fresh in consumers’ minds, and quick serves are taking product development to another level by partnering with other food brands to create new menu items.

These partnerships have created some of the most successful product launches in recent memory, including Taco Bell’s Doritos Locos Tacos and Popeyes’ Zatarain’s Butterfly Shrimp, to name a few.

Tim Hortons Taps New VP of U.S. Operations

Tim Hortons U.S.A. recently named Larry Mench to the position of vice president of U.S. operations.

Mench brings more than 30 years of restaurant industry experience in the quick-serve and fast-casual categories to the chain's U.S. operations. Mench most recently worked with an organization that operates multiple quick-serve units. During his time with the organization, Mench led a team responsible for implementing new systems and controls across the restaurant concepts.

Tim Hortons Eliminates Pig Cages from Supply Chain

The Humane Society of the United States and Humane Society International/Canada praised Oakville, Ontario-based Tim Hortons — which has more than 4,000 restaurant locations across Canada and the U.S. — for its newly-announced policy to eliminate controversial gestation crates from its pork supply chain.

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