Wall Street Journal  3 hrs ago  Comment 
Investor Warren Buffett is helping finance Burger King's planned takeover of Canadian coffee-and-doughnut chain Tim Hortons in a surprise twist that thrusts the billionaire into a debate over U.S. taxes.
New York Times  3 hrs ago  Comment 
After years of cost-cutting, Burger King is ready to spend more than $8 billion on the Canadian chain of coffee-and-doughnut shops. But putting multiple fast-food brands under one roof could be a risky strategy.
Wall Street Journal  3 hrs ago  Comment 
Is Burger King Worldwide's sudden hunger for coffee and doughnuts an effort to expand Tim Hortons Inc.'s international footprint or merely a financial maneuver?
Motley Fool  5 hrs ago  Comment 
Burger King is eyeing Tim Hortons and possibly a corporate inversion.
Benzinga  9 hrs ago  Comment 
After Monday's announcement of the deal between Burger King (NYSE: BKW) and Tim Hortons (NYSE: THI), several firms provided their take. Bank of America: The firm upgraded its rating on Burger King from Underperform to Buy and increased the...
TheStreet.com  9 hrs ago  Comment 
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of Tim Hortons Inc.a are soaring 19.43% to $75.05 this afternoon following the Canada-based doughnut company's announcement of its mergerawith Burger King Worldwide this morning. The Deal's Jonathan Marino and...
USAToday.com  Aug 25  Comment 
Tim Hortons is bigger than big in Canada, but it's never taken off in the U.S.
Wall Street Journal  Aug 25  Comment 
For the second time in five years, Tim Hortons Inc. has given Canada a chance to trumpet its low corporate tax rate.


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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