Tim Hortons Inc. today announced preliminary same-store sales increases of 8.7 percent at restaurants in Canada and 9.8 percent at restaurants in the United States for the first quarter, which ended on Sunday, April 2, 2006.

Tim Hortons promoted its Yogurt and Berries (in Canada) and its Coffee and Bagel combo (in the U.S.) during January. In Canada during February, the company promoted its chicken noodle soup and turkey bacon club combo and ran coffee-specific advertising in Canada during the Olympics. In the U.S. during February, the company promoted its flavoured coffees and began to roll out its new Hot Breakfast Sandwich. In March, Tim Hortons ran its annual “Roll Up the Rim to Win®” contest that provides consumers in Canada and the U.S. the opportunity to win valuable prizes.

News, Tim Hortons