Tim Hortons

The Tim Hortons chain was first opened in 1964 in Hamilton, Ontario, by Tim Horton, a legend in the National Hockey League. In 1967, Horton had three successful restaurants running and became full partners with Ron Joyce. It has grown into the largest quick service restaurant chain in Canada due to its focus on top quality, always fresh product, value, great service and community leadership.

The first restaurants offered only two products — coffee and donuts. Two original Tim Hortons creations — the Apple Fritter and the Dutchie — were the most popular donut in the 60's and have continued to be popular today.

The phenomenally successful Timbit (bite-sized donut hole), introduced in 1976, is available in over 35 varieties today. In the 1980's many products were introduced: muffins, croissants, cookies, soups and chili. The new and improved sandwich, called "Tim's Own' was available in 1998. The 90's also introduced bagels, flavored cappuccino, Café Mocha and Iced Cappuccino. The menu during the next decade was expanded with the Turkey Bacon Club sandwich, Maple Pecan Danish, Yogurt & Berries, Cinnamon Roll, Hot Smoothee, Frozen Smoothee, Chicken Salad Wrap and the hot Breakfast Sandwich. In 2011, a full line of Panini Sandwiches and Espressos have been added.

Tim Hortons offers customers its own famous premium blend coffee as well as many other hot and cold beverages. Our coffee, hot chocolate, English Toffee, French Vanilla and specialty teas are also available to be prepared at home.

Tim Hortons stores range from the average standard 3,000 square foot restaurant with a bakery to smaller locations with full bakery onsite. Double drive thrus, kiosks and carts are ideal of fitting into smaller sites and provide convenience and accessbility for today's busy consumer.

Today there are over 3,500 locations in Canada and over 600 in the United States.

Shortly after Tim Horton's death, Ron Joyce was instrumental in setting up the Tim Hortons Children's Foundation which reflects Tim Horton's love of children and desire to help those less fortunate. The Foundation, a non-profit charitable organization, provides a summer camp environment designed to give children confidence in their abilities, pride in their accomplishments and the chance to gain a positive view of this world and their future in it.

Each year the Foundation covers the costs of sending thousands of children from monetarily underprivileged homes on a 10-day camping adventure throughout the summer at one of the Foundation's seven camps. Store owners from across Canada and parts of the United States work with schools, churches, local agencies and orgranizations to select appropriate participants.

Funding for the Foundation camps comes solely from donations from individual Tim Hortons owners, from the TDL Group Ltd., from suppliers, from special fundraising events and from public donations collected through coin boxes located year round at every Tim Hortons outlet. Currently, the Foundation operates six camps in Canada and one camp in the United States.

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