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CANOE.ca  Apr 1  Comment 
After scoring a victory in the so-called coffee wars with its dark roast, Tim Hortons is now testing a new brew at some locations.
Wall Street Journal  Feb 17  Comment 
Restaurant Brands International, the newly created parent of Burger King and Tim Hortons, posted a sharp increase in quarterly sales, the latest sign of a recovery across much of the North American fast-food industry.
TheStreet.com  Feb 17  Comment 
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Restaurant Brands International , formerly known as Burger King Worldwide, delivered strong fourth-quarter comps Tuesday, suggesting that its recent acquisition of Canadian-based Tim Hortons and the company's subsequent...
CANOE.ca  Jan 30  Comment 
Tim Hortons axe fell on 350 employees
CANOE.ca  Jan 27  Comment 
Tim Hortons handed out pink slips to an unspecified number of employees on Tuesday.
CANOE.ca  Jan 22  Comment 
It could be just the timely coffee break soon-to-be-jobless Target employees were looking for.
Motley Fool  Jan 18  Comment 
Following its merger with Burger King, Tim Hortons is renewing its U.S. expansion efforts. Will it work this time?
Benzinga  Dec 16  Comment 
Bank of America initiated coverage on Restaurant Brands International Inc. (NYSE: QSR) with a Buy rating and $40 price target. Analysts led by Andrew M. Charles continued “to view the Burger King/Tim Hortons combination favorably, driven...
Wall Street Journal  Dec 15  Comment 
Restaurant Brands International Inc., the fast-food company formed by the merger of Burger King and Tim Hortons, unveiled its senior executive team as it began trading Monday in Toronto and New York.




 

Tim Hortons, Inc. (NYSE:THI) is the largest fast food restaurant chain in Canada (and the fourth-largest in all of North America) based on market capitalization.[1] Its best selling product is coffee, and the chain is known for its "double-double," a coffee with two creams and two sugars. Tim Horton's also has a food menu to complement its beverage selection, offering doughnuts, sandwiches, and other food items.

Despite intense competition throughout Canada coming from other fast food giants such as McDonald's, Tim Horton’s has acquired more than 75% share of customer traffic in Canada’s coffee and baked goods sector. The company views Quebec and Western Canada as its fastest-growing domestic markets and as opportunities for further expansion. Tim Horton's has also been eager to expand U.S. operations, since it already has high market saturation in Canada. This is problematic, as it is forced to compete with entrenched brands like Dunkin' Donuts, McDonald's (MCD), and Starbucks, and it hasn’t been that successful in the U.S. markets.

Another issue that the company confronts rising prices for commodities such as coffee, oil, wheat, and sugar, which have compressed margins. Tim Horton's must keep its products affordable to attract customers, which keeps it from passing these costs directly onto consumers.

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