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How many Tim Hortons locations are there in the United States in ?

There are Tim Hortons locations in the United States as of October 10, The state with the most number of Tim Hortons locations in the US is New York, with locations, which is 37% of all Tim Hortons locations in America.

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Map of Tim Hortons locations in the United States in

Map of Tim Hortons locations in the United States in

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Top States with the most Tim Hortons locations: New York Vs. Michigan Vs. Ohio

New York

Population: M

Locations (37%)

A location for every 85, people, with about 37% of the total number of Tim Hortons locations


Population: M

Locations (32%)

A location for every 49, people, with about 32% of the total number of Tim Hortons locations


Population: M

Locations (21%)

A location for every 87, people, with about 21% of the total number of Tim Hortons locations

There are 44 US States and Territories without any Tim Hortons locations.

US States and Territories without any Tim Hortons locations

These States and Territories do not have any Tim Hortons locations - Guam, Georgia, Florida, District of Columbia, Connecticut, Colorado, California, Arizona, American Samoa, Arkansas, Alabama, Wyoming, Alaska, Wisconsin, Washington, Vermont, U.S. Virgin Islands, Utah, Texas, Tennessee, South Dakota, South Carolina, Rhode Island, Puerto Rico, Oregon, Oklahoma, Nevada, New Mexico, New Hampshire, Nebraska, North Dakota, North Carolina, Montana, Mississippi, Northern Mariana Islands, Missouri, Minnesota, Massachusetts, Louisiana, Kansas, Illinois, Idaho, Iowa and Hawaii.

Top 10 cities with the most number of Tim Hortons locations in the US

CityState/Territory Number of Locations
BuffaloNew York68
RochesterNew York15
TonawandaNew York10
HamburgNew York7
Niagara FallsNew York7

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Name Street City State Zip Code Phone Latitude Longitude Address Country Last Updated Date
Tim Hortons Athens E State StAthensOH E State St, Athens, OH, USA
Tim Hortons Sunbury E State Route 37SunburyOH E State Route 37, Sunbury, OH, USA
Tim Hortons Columbus W Broad StColumbusOH W Broad St, Columbus, OH, USA
Tim Hortons Findlay Interstate CtFindlayOH Interstate Ct, Findlay, OH, USA
Tim Hortons Columbus Agler RdColumbusOH Agler Rd, Columbus, OH, USA
Tim Hortons Piqua W Water StPiquaOH W Water St, Piqua, OH, USA
Tim Hortons Columbus N High StColumbusOH N High St, Columbus, OH, USA
Tim Hortons Hilliard Roberts RdHilliardOH Roberts Rd, Hilliard, OH, USA
Tim Hortons Mount Vernon Coshocton AveMount VernonOH Coshocton Ave, Mount Vernon, OH, USA
Tim Hortons Dublin Sawmill RdDublinOH Sawmill Rd, Dublin, OH, USA

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How many Tim Hortons locations are there in Canada in ?

There are 4,Tim Hortons locations in Canada as of August 08, The province with the most number of Tim Hortons locations in Canada is Ontario, with 2, locations, which is 48% of all Tim Hortons locations in Canada.

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Top Provinces with the most Tim Hortons locations: Ontario Vs. Quebec Vs. Alberta


Population: M

2, Locations (48%)

A location for every 6, people, with about 48% of the total number of Tim Hortons locations


Population: M

Locations (15%)

A location for every 12, people, with about 15% of the total number of Tim Hortons locations


Population: M

Locations (11%)

A location for every 8, people, with about 11% of the total number of Tim Hortons locations

There is at least one Tim Hortons location in every Canadian Province and Territory.

Top 10 cities with the most number of Tim Hortons locations in Canada

CityProvince/Territory Number of Locations
North YorkOntario

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Name Street City Province Zip Code Phone Latitude Longitude Address Country Last Updated Date
Tim Hortons Laval Boul Arthur-SauveLavalQCH7R 3W8 Boul Arthur-Sauve, Laval, QC, H7R 3W8Canada
Tim Hortons Chicoutimi Boul TalbotChicoutimiQCG7H 8C4 Boul Talbot, Chicoutimi, QC, G7H 8C4Canada
Tim Hortons Montreal Boul De L'acadieMontrealQCH4N 3K1 Boul De L'acadie, Montreal, QC, H4N 3K1Canada
Tim Hortons Oshawa King Street EOshawaONL1H 1C5 King Street E, Oshawa, ON, L1H 1C5Canada
Tim Hortons Vaudreuil-Dorion Boul HarwoodVaudreuil-DorionQCJ7V 7H4 Boul Harwood, Vaudreuil-Dorion, QC, J7V 7H4Canada
Tim Hortons Port Hope Toronto RdPort HopeONL1A 3V5 Toronto Rd, Port Hope, ON, L1A 3V5Canada
Tim Hortons Scarborougha Old Finch AveScarboroughONM1B 5K7a Old Finch Ave, Scarborough, ON, M1B 5K7Canada
Tim Hortons Kingsville Main Street EastKingsvilleONN9Y 1A7 Main Street East, Kingsville, ON, N9Y 1A7Canada
Tim Hortons Whitby Winchester Dr EWhitbyONL1M 1X6 Winchester Dr E, Whitby, ON, L1M 1X6Canada
Tim Hortons Vancouver West 49th Ave Langara College Academic Building AVancouverBCV5Y 2Z6 West 49th Ave Langara College Academic Building A, Vancouver, BC, V5Y 2Z6Canada

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Tim Hortons

Canadian multinational quick-service restaurant chain

This article is about the restaurant chain. For the ice hockey player who co-founded the chain, see Tim Horton.

Tim Hortons Logo.svg
Tim Hortons.jpg
FormerlyTim Horton Donuts
Tim Donuts Limited
The TDL Group
FoundedMay&#;17, ; 57 years ago&#;()
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
HeadquartersToronto, Ontario, Canada

Number of locations

4, (December 31, )[3][4]

Areas served

  • Canada
  • Bahrain
  • Oman
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Kuwait
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
  • Philippines
  • Qatar
  • Mexico
  • Spain
  • China
  • Thailand

Key people

Alex Behring
(Chairman of Restaurant Brands International)
José Cil
(CEO of Restaurant Brands International)
Axel Schwan
(President of Tim Hortons, Canada, US and Latin America)
ParentWendy's (–)
Restaurant Brands International (–present)

Tim Hortons Inc. is a multinational fast food restaurant chain. Based in Toronto, Tim Hortons serves coffee, doughnuts and other fast food items.[5][6] It is Canada's largest quick-service restaurant chain, with 4,&#;restaurants in 14&#;countries as of December 31, [4][7][8][9]

The company was founded in in Hamilton, Ontario, by Canadian hockey player Tim Horton and Jim Charade,[10] after an initial venture in hamburger restaurants.[11][12] In , Horton partnered with investor Ron Joyce, who assumed control over operations after Horton died in Joyce expanded the chain into a multi-billion dollar franchise. Charade left the organization in and briefly returned in and through

On August 26, , Burger King agreed to purchase Tim Hortons for US$&#;billion.[13] The chain became a subsidiary of the Canadian holding company Restaurant Brands International, which is majority-owned by Brazilian investment firm 3G Capital, on December 15, [14]


– Tim Horton and Ron Joyce[edit]

The chain's first store opened on May 17, , in Hamilton, Ontario, under the name "Tim Horton Donuts"; the name was later abbreviated to "Tim Horton's" and then changed to "Tim Hortons" without the possessiveapostrophe. The business was founded by Tim Horton, who played in the National Hockey League, from until his death in an auto crash in [15][16] Horton had an initial venture in hamburger restaurants.[11]

Soon after Horton opened the store, he met Ron Joyce, a former Hamilton police constable. In , Joyce took over the fledgling Tim Horton Donut Shop at 65 Ottawa St N. By , after opening two additional stores, Joyce and Horton became full partners. Upon Horton's death, in an automobile crash in , Joyce bought out the Horton family's shares for $1&#;million and took over as sole owner of the existing chain of 40 stores, quickly and aggressively expanding the chain in both geography and product selection. The th store opened in [17]

Ron Joyce's aggressive expansion of the Tim Hortons business resulted in major changes to the Canadian coffee and doughnut restaurant market. Many independent doughnut shops and small chains were driven out of business, while Canada's per-capita ratio of doughnut shops surpassed that of all other countries.[18]

The Horton and Joyce partnership carried on, with the marriage of Joyce's son, Ron Joyce Jr., and Horton's eldest daughter, Jeri-Lynn Horton-Joyce, who are joint owners of Tim Hortons franchises in Cobourg, Ontario.[19]

– Name change and growth[edit]

Tim Hortons logo as used in the mids

The company had originally been incorporated as Tim Donut Limited.[12] By the s, the company name had changed to The TDL Group Ltd. This was an effort by the company to diversify the business, removing the primary emphasis on doughnuts, and continuing the expansion of the menu options as consumer tastes broadened.[17]

Some older locations retain signage with the company's name including a possessive apostrophe, despite the fact that the official styling of the company's name has been Tim Hortons, without an apostrophe, for at least a decade.[20] The company had removed the apostrophe after signs using the apostrophe was interpreted by some to be breaking the language sign laws of the Province of Quebec in [21] The removal of the apostrophe allowed the company to have one common sign image across Canada.[22]

Although a number of Quebec locations have bilingual menu boards, the decision to have both Canadian official languages represented is left to the discretion of individual franchise owners. Some Quebec locations have French-only menu boards. It is the strong recommendation to all the Quebec restaurants from the TDL Group Corporation that they post menu boards in both English and French in accordance with the standards being enforced by the Office québécois de la langue française.[23]

Merger with Wendy's[edit]

In , the owner of all Tim Hortons and Wendy's Restaurants in Prince Edward Island, Daniel P. Murphy, decided to open new franchise outlets for both brands in the same building in the town of Montague. Murphy invited Joyce and Wendy's chairman Dave Thomas to the grand opening of the "combo store", where the two executives met for the first time. Murphy's success with combining coffee and doughnuts with Wendy's fast food led to the August 8, , acquisition of and merger with TDL Group by Wendy's International, Inc., an American company.[24] Joyce became the largest shareholder in Wendy's, even surpassing Thomas. TDL Group continued to operate as a separate subsidiary from its head office in Oakville, Ontario, although Joyce eventually retired from active management to pursue other interests.[citation needed]

The sale was widely commented on in the media. In , the Toronto Star had a column reflecting on Tim Hortons "selling out" to Wendy's with "the spectacle of another great Canadian icon gone to Yankee burgerfat".[25]

– Regaining independence[edit]

Tim Hortons franchises spread rapidly and eventually overtook McDonald's as Canada's largest food service operator. The company opened twice as many Canadian outlets as McDonald's by ,[26] and system-wide sales also surpassed those of McDonald's Canadian operations as of [27] The chain accounted for % of all fast food industry revenues in Canada in [26]

Under pressure from major investors Peter May and Nelson Peltz,[28] in late , Wendy's announced it would sell between 15% and 18% of the Tim Hortons operations in an initial public offering, which was completed on March 24, , and subsequently said it would spin-off to shareholders its remaining interest by the end of [29] Wendy's cited increased competition between the two chains and Tim Hortons' increasing self-sufficiency as reasons for its decision, but the company had been under shareholder pressure to make such a move because of the strength and profitability of the Tim Hortons brand.[30] Peltz in acquired Wendy's after pressuring them initially to spin off Tim Hortons.[citation needed]

Shares of the company began trading on March 24, , with an initial public offering of CA$27 per share, raising over $&#;million in the first day of trading. On September 24, , Wendy's spun off the rest of its shares in Tim Hortons, by distributing the remaining 82% to its shareholders.[31] On the same day, Tim Hortons was added to Canada's benchmark stock-market indicator, the S&P/TSX Composite Index, and to the S&P/TSX [32] Despite maintaining its operational headquarters in Oakville, the spun-off holding company, Tim Hortons Inc., was initially incorporated in Delaware.[citation needed]

As of March , Tim Hortons commanded 76% of the Canadian market for baked goods (based on the number of customers served) and held 62% of the Canadian coffee market (compared to Starbucks, in the number two position, at 7%).[33]

– Repatriation[edit]

On June 29, , Tim Hortons Inc. announced that, pending shareholder approval, the chain's operations would be reorganized under a new publicly traded company, also named "Tim Hortons Incorporated," incorporated under the Canada Business Corporations Act. The change was being made primarily for tax purposes.[34][35] On September 28, , Tim Hortons Inc. announced it had completed the reorganization of its corporate structure to become a Canadian public company.[36][37]

Cashiers at a Tim Hortons. In November , the company extended the Interacdebit payment systemthroughout most of its stores.

In November , Tim Hortons extended Interacdebitpayment system acceptance to most of its stores. The company previously began accepting Interac in its stores in Western Canada in and, later, MasterCard and MasterCard PayPass across most of its stores in The company often indicated the delay of broader or wider electronic payment acceptance was to "ensure speed of service."[38][39] In , Tim Hortons began accepting Visa cards, and in , began accepting American Express cards.[40][41]

As of late , Tim Hortons had "4, cafes across the world, out of which 3, are in Canada, in the US and 33 in the GCC. The Toronto Stock Exchange listed company recorded revenues of $ million and net profit of $ million in the September quarter."[42]

Merger with Burger King[edit]

On August 24, , American fast-food chain Burger King announced that it was in negotiations to merge with Tim Hortons Inc;[43] the proposed $18 billion mergers would involve a tax inversion into Canada, with a new holding company majority-owned by 3G Capital, and the remaining shares in the company held by current Burger King and Tim Hortons shareholders. A Tim Hortons representative stated that the proposed merger would allow Tim Hortons to leverage Burger King's resources for international growth; the two chains would retain separate operations post-merger.[44] News of the proposal caused Tim Hortons' shares to increase in value by 28 percent.[45]

On August 25, , Burger King officially confirmed its intent to acquire Tim Hortons Inc. in a deal totaling CA$ billion (US$ billion).[46] 3G Capital offered to purchase the company at $ per share, with existing shareholders receiving $ in cash and shares in the new holding company: per-share—all-cash ($) and all-shares () options were also made available. The agreement planned to result in 3G Capital (which held a 71% majority stake in Burger King) holding a 51% majority stake in the new company, Tim Hortons' existing shareholders owning 22%, and Burger King's owning 27% with the new entity based in Oakville and listed on both the TSX and New York Stock Exchange. Per the agreement, Burger King CEO Daniel Schwartz became CEO of the company, with existing Tim Hortons CEO Marc Caira becoming vice-chairman and director; Burger King itself still operated out of its existing headquarters in Miami. It was announced the deal would form the third-largest fast-food restaurant company in the world.[45] On October 28, , the deal was approved by the Competition Bureau of Canada,[47] but had yet to be approved by Industry Canada. The Bureau ruled that the deal was "unlikely to result in a substantial lessening or prevention of competition."[48]

Former CEO Marc Caira reassured the integrity of Tim Hortons following the purchase, stating that the acquisition would "enable us to move more quickly and efficiently to bring Tim Hortons iconic Canadian brand to a new global customer base."[45][49] On October 30, , various media covered a Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives study which suggested that Burger King's proposed takeover of Tim Hortons is "likely to have overwhelmingly negative consequences for Canadians."[50][51] This study analysed Burger King's private equity owner, 3G Capital, and past takeovers of Burger King, Heinz, and Anheuser-Busch, and declared that "it has a year history of aggressive cost cutting, which could hurt Tim Hortons employees, small-businesspeople, Canadian taxpayers, and consumers."[50][52]

The deal was approved by Minister of IndustryJames Moore (of the governing Conservative Party of Canada) on December 4, The two companies agreed to Moore's conditions, requiring that the Burger King and Tim Hortons chains retain separate operations and not combine locations, maintain "significant employment levels" at the Oakville headquarters, and ensure that Canadians make up at least 50% of Tim Hortons' board of directors.[53] Tim Hortons shareholders approved the merger on December 9, ; the two chains merged under the new parent company Restaurant Brands International (RBI), which began trading on December 15, [54][55][56] According to CBC News, "how the government will enforce [Moore's] conditions is unclear."[57]


Exchange Towerhouses the headquarters for Tim Hortons, and its parent company, RBI, since

In May , the company announced the closure of its U.S. headquarters in Dublin, Ohio; in March , it had employees. This headquarters was a relic of the former merger with Wendy's, which is also based in Dublin.[citation needed] In August , Tim Hortons again changed presidents. In September , Tim Hortons announced it would be expanding into the United Kingdom, with an unannounced number of locations to be built.[59]

Revenue in for RBI was US$&#;billion[60] with a rise to $ billion in [61] Tim Hortons had U.S. locations by the end of , and total annual revenue of US$ billion.[62]

In April , Tim Hortons announced that they would be moving their head office along with its employees to the Exchange Tower in Downtown Toronto.[63]

In May , the Reputation Institute reported that Tim Hortons had fallen from 13th to 67th in its study of Canada's most reputable companies, as "one of the largest moves down of all companies it analyzed this year'" and that the brand was "still considered to have a 'strong reputation.'"[64]

Beginning in October , Tim Hortons began to install self-serve kiosks at some locations in Ontario.[65] In February , Tim Hortons began to spread the installation of the self-serve kiosks across Canada.[65]


As of June 30, , Tim Hortons had 4, restaurants, including 3, in Canada,[66] in the United States, 29 in the Middle East,[67] and 25 in the UK.[68]

Tim Hortons had a presence on a number of military bases, including Kandahar in Afghanistan,[69][70][71] although this latter outlet was principally intended for Canadian Armed Forces and allied military personnel. Three more outlets were located in military bases at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland,[72]Fort Knox, Kentucky,[73] and Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia.[74]

North America[edit]

Tim Hortons was originally concentrated in Ontario and Atlantic Canada. However, the chain has greatly expanded its presence into Quebec and western Canada.[75] Its location in Iqaluit, Nunavut, is the northernmost store as of [76]

TDL Group recorded $&#;billion in sales in [77] Tim Hortons also operates locations on Canadian and American university campuses, including Durham College, Georgian College, Algonquin College, Canisius College, York University, Ryerson University, University at Buffalo, SUNY Fredonia,[78]SUNY Plattsburgh,[79]UBC, Memorial University, and Simon Fraser University.[80]

A Tim Hortons at Humber College, in Toronto. The company has locations in a number of post-secondary campuses in Canada and the US.

In March , Tim Hortons announced further expansion on both sides of the Canada–US border to be completed by The plan called for new stores in Canada (primarily in Quebec and Western Canada but also including smaller communities) and new stores in the US (primarily in its existing markets of Michigan, New York, and Ohio). It also called for expansion into such non-standard store locations as hospitals, universities, and airports, as well as extending its co-branding initiative with US ice cream chain Cold Stone Creamery, which began in , to cover 60 Canadian stores and 25–35 new and existing US stores. It also included testing a new café/bake shop concept in at least 10 existing US locations, including "enhanced finishes, fixtures, and seating areas" as well as an expansion of menu offerings.[81][82]

In , Tim Hortons opened its northernmost locations: three kiosks at NorthMart stores in Iqaluit, Nunavut. This expanded Tim Hortons' presence in every province and territory of Canada.[83] According to Nick Javor, senior vice-president of corporate affairs at Tim Hortons, "You could say it's overdue. If we can be in Kandahar, why can't we be in Iqaluit?"[84] In December , Tim Hortons opened its th restaurant.[85] In , Tim Hortons Inc. recorded its total revenues at $ billion (CDN).[85] As of the company had expanded across Canada.[85]

United States[edit]

Initially, the US stores were the result of natural expansion in Canada–U.S. border areas (e.g., stores in Maine and the Buffalo, New York, area where Horton played from to as a member of the Buffalo Sabres). The first United States locations were opened in Deerfield Beach, Florida, and Pompano Beach, Florida, in , but they proved unsuccessful and were closed.[86]

The company is branded as Tim Hortons Cafe and Bake Shop in the US.

In , the chain returned to the US with a location on Niagara Falls Boulevard in the Buffalo suburb of Tonawanda, New York.[87] Starting in the mids, however, the chain began expanding in the US by acquiring former locations from fast-food chains. In and , thirty-seven former Rax Restaurants locations in Ohio, Kentucky, and West Virginia were bought by Wendy's International Inc.; 30 of these were converted to Tim Hortons, while the others became Wendy's franchise locations. Thirty-five closed Hardee's stores in the Detroit area were also purchased with the intention of being converted.[88] By , the chain had also acquired 42 Bess Eaton coffee and doughnut restaurants situated in southern New England. Several combination Wendy's/Tim Hortons units were opened in the US; both in the "traditional" markets of Maine and Buffalo, where there were well over locations as of ,[89] and in the markets entered through acquisition.

In October , Tim Hortons announced a plan to add 82 locations in Tops Markets stores in the United States.[90]

On July 13, , Tim Hortons opened stores in New York City at former Dunkin' Donuts locations operated by the Riese Organization. One of the stores is located at Madison Square Garden, where Horton played as a member of the New York Rangers from to [91] In , Tim Hortons opened its first store in Albany, NY, with more stores on the way.[citation needed] Tim Hortons continued its southward expansion in the US by opening a restaurant at Naval Station Norfolk, Norfolk, Virginia, in mid-December [citation needed] In November , Tim Hortons announced it was closing 36 stores in the northeastern United States due to high competition with New England-based Dunkin' Donuts and Au Bon Pain. The stores, which made less than half the average company per-store sales, were concentrated heavily in the Providence, Rhode Island, and Hartford, Connecticut, areas, the former of which also has a concentration of stores from the locally-competing Honey Dew Donuts chain, itself with some outlets in Rhode Island and Southeastern Massachusetts. In the announcement, the chain stated that it will concentrate its efforts on its core markets such as western Canada. In the same statement, the company announced the sale of its portion of distribution company Maidstone Bakeries to Tim Hortons' European partners. It will use the CA$&#;million generated by the sale for a stock buyback.[92]

A Tim Hortons in Maine. The company's expansion into the US began in bordering US states.

In , Tim Hortons opened two kiosks at Consol Energy Center (now known as PPG Paints Arena) in Pittsburgh, partly as a test to eventual expansion into Pittsburgh (their closest locations at that point were in the Wheeling, West Virginia/Steubenville, Ohio area) as well as Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby having a longtime sponsorship with the chain as well. In addition, Horton played for the Maple Leafs American Hockey League affiliate, the Pittsburgh Hornets, earlier in his career as well as the Penguins for one season in –[93]Aramark, which operated the kiosks, closed them in , however Tim Hortons proceeded to open full-service locations in Pittsburgh and surrounding areas in July At the time of the entry into Pittsburgh, of the four NHL cities Horton played in (Buffalo, New York City, Toronto, and Pittsburgh), Pittsburgh was the only one without a Tim Hortons location, and was also where Horton met his future wife, Lori.

saw Tim Hortons aggressively expanding into the Grand Rapids, Michigan, region.[94]

In , Tim Hortons began advertising in the Youngstown, Ohio area in anticipation of an eventual expansion into the Mahoning Valley. The closest location at the time was in Calcutta, Ohio, about 50 miles south of Youngstown. The chain entered the area in July with the opening of a location in Hermitage, Pennsylvania.[95] This location has since closed, but Tim Hortons would return to the market in the spring of with the opening of two locations, one in Youngstown and one in Girard,[96] though both would suddenly close within weeks of each other by the end of the year.[97]

As of the company had expanded across the US states of Connecticut, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and West Virginia.[85] The first expansion into Indiana was the opening of a location in Richmond, Indiana's east-central side.[citation needed]

On January 7, , Tim Hortons opened a kiosk in the Gila River Arena (where the Arizona Coyotes of the NHL play) in Glendale, Arizona.[98] On March 5, , The Arizona Coyotes announced that as of March 10, , the Tim Hortons stand would be open to the public from to , seven days a week.[99] This location is the first Tim Hortons in Arizona.[] A flagship Tim Hortons location within the Buffalo area opened across from the KeyBank Center (then First Niagara Center) at the LECOM Harborcenter complex on October 29, [] The location honours the life and legacy of Tim Horton. also saw expansion into North Dakota, with franchises open in Fargo, Grand Forks, and Minot. All 4 North Dakota locations later closed in summer of [citation needed]

The chain also planned to open 40 outlets in the St. Louis, Missouri, area starting in , first selling coffee and hot chocolate at Enterprise Center during St. Louis Blues games, followed by the opening of a full-service store in the suburb of Maplewood and an "express" location inside a Frontenac bank building. However, all of the chain's locations in the St. Louis area have now closed.[citation needed] In , Tim Hortons expanded to Minnesota with a store inside Mall of America. However, this location is now closed.[] In , the chain announced an expansion to Northeast Ohio with stores to come to the greater Cleveland area.[] The first of these opened in the Ellet neighborhood of Akron in July []


Tim Hortons opened its first location in the Philippines in

Tim Hortons reportedly had plans by to enter the large Indian market, which the company denied.[42] In an effort to expand the company following its merger with Burger King into Restaurant Brands International, Tim Hortons began expansion in Asia in citing the increasing demand for coffee and large populations.[][] The first Southeast Asian branch was opened in the Philippines on February 28, , at Uptown Mall in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig. Miss Universe Canada , Siera Bearchell, was present for the ribbon-cutting ceremony.[] As of February&#;[update] there were 11 branches operating in the Philippines plus 24 more branches opening soon, (23 in Metro Manila and one in Pampanga Province).[]

Through franchise partnership with Dubai based Apparel Group, Tim Hortons entered the United Arab Emirates in with store openings in Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Fujairah, with the first location opening in September [] As of December it has 19 stores in the United Arab Emirates, two in Oman and two in Saudi Arabia. They plan to open up to stores over the next five years in the Persian Gulf area, with a focus on Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, and the United Arab Emirates.[][]Kuwait has Tim Hortons at The Gate Mall in Egaila; at Promenade Mall in Hawalli; at The Avenues Mall at Al Rai.[]

In July , Tim Hortons announced that they will open stores in China.[] The first Tim Hortons store opened at Feb 26, in Huangpu District, Shanghai.

Tim Hortons In Thailand, The first Tim Hortons store opened at January 18, at Samyan Mitrtown Mall in Bangkok Through franchise partnership with Thailand-based WeEat Co.[] As of January there were 10 branches operating in Thailand.


A Tim Hortons in Madrid, Spain. The company opened its first location in Spain in

Tim Hortons' products have been available in Ireland and the United Kingdom at some Spar convenience stores since [] and Tesco supermarkets.[] Tim Hortons' other international expansions include a small outlet at the Dublin Zoo. Tim Hortons coffee and doughnuts were being sold at small self-service counters in 50 Spar stores in the UK and Ireland as of April 30, []

In , Tim Hortons announced that they would be opening stores in the United Kingdom starting in Glasgow saw the first UK store open its doors on June 2, , with a further store opening in Bishopbriggs in November In November , two stores in Cardiff opened, as well as a store opening in Dunfermline. In December , two further stores were opened in Trafford in the towns of Sale and Altrincham. On December 20, , the chain opened a store in the Golden Square Shopping Centre in Warrington. Tim Hortons opened its first 2 stores in Northern Ireland in One on Fountain Street in Belfast city centre, and another drive-thru store at the Connswater Retail Park in East Belfast. As of August , Tim Hortons has 37[] locations in the United Kingdom, with the newest branch opening in Chester[] in July

In December , Tim Hortons opened two stores in the centre of Madrid and later opened another in the city of Pozuelo de Alarcón, in the Community of Madrid. The menu also includes typical Mediterranean drinks apart from the typical drinks of a Tim Hortons.[]

Store growth[edit]

The site of the first Tim Hortons store in Hamilton, Ontario. The original building was replaced by a two-storey store and museum in
Store #LocationDateNote
1Hamilton, OntarioMay
Thunder Bay, OntarioDecember
Hamilton, OntarioDecember
Calgary, AlbertaFebruary
Halifax, Nova ScotiaFebruary
Aylmer, QuebecJanuary
Moncton, New BrunswickOctober
Ancaster, Ontario, OntarioAugust
Pickerington, OhioMarch also Wendy's 5,th store
in the United StatesColumbus, OhioJuly 31,
Toronto, OntarioDecember
Cayuga, OntarioSeptember
Orchard Park, New YorkDecember 14, [11]
in the United StatesDetroit, Michigan
4 in KuwaitKuwait
1 in OmanOman
2 in the PhilippinesManila, PhilippinesFebruary 28,
20 in the United KingdomUnited KingdomDecember
19 in the United Arab EmiratesDubai, United Arab EmiratesSeptember 20,
31 in Saudi ArabiaSaudi Arabia
3 in QatarDoha, QatarMay
2 in SpainMadrid, SpainDecember
34 in MexicoMonterrey and Saltillo, MexicoNovember 11,
10 in ThailandBangkok, ThailandJanuary 18,
3 in ChinaShanghai, ChinaFebruary 26,
23 in ChinaBeijing, ChinaMay,


Tim Hortons' first stores offered only two products&#;– coffee and doughnuts.[11] Aside from its coffee, tea, hot chocolate, and doughnuts, the menu now contains a number of other baked goods, such as bagels&#;– of which the brand sells one out of every two in the Canadian food service industry.[] Nutritional information on most menu items is made available by the company in a two-page brochure and online. The brochure does not list ingredient information.[] Most of the time Tim Hortons' menu contains many of the same items across different locations. However, the pricing may vary since it is a franchise so the cost of each item may be slightly different depending on the owner of the location, as well as the province in which the franchise operates in.

Coffee and beverages[edit]

Tim Hortons coffee and smoothie in

Tim Hortons' sells coffee, tea, hot chocolate,[] and soft drinks. In the mids the chain moved into specialty and premium items such as flavored cappuccino, iced cappuccino, and iced coffee.[]

Originally featuring Pepsi-Cola products via fountain machines, the retailer changed in the mids to Coca-Cola products. For a time they offered bottled and canned Coca-Cola products, but switched back to bottled and canned Pepsi-Cola products in PepsiCo replaced the Coca-Cola products on United States restaurants in , disappointing similar longtime PepsiCo rival Dunkin' Donuts. Dunkin' Donuts moved to Coca-Cola products only for United States restaurants in April because of this.[citation needed]

Despite an expansion in their food offerings around , the brand remained heavily dependent on coffee sales.[] In , it was reported that 60% of their sales occur in the morning, and of that more than 50% is coffee.[] The coffee served is a blend of % arabica beans. The "original blend" is a medium, balanced roast that is the most popular served coffee in Canada.[] The chain has an "always fresh" policy where coffee is served within 20 minutes of brewing.[75]

In November , the company announced that they would be adding espresso machines in 1, of their locations, later that month.[]Lattes were added to Ontario stores on November 14, In February , they offered a new beverage, White Hot Chocolate, in select branches.[citation needed] On April 16, , the brand launched frozen lemonade, in two flavours: original and raspberry.[] In May , they first offered frozen green tea.[citation needed] On August 15, , the company added a dark roast coffee blend as an alternative.[] In the summer of , they introduced a frozen drink called Creamy Chocolate Chill which was essentially a chocolate milkshake topped with chocolate whipped cream and drizzled with chocolate syrup. In addition to the Creamy Chocolate Chill, they also launched a Maple Chill, a maple milkshake topped with regular whipped cream and sprinkled with maple flakes.[citation needed]

Food items[edit]

See also: Timbits and Dutchie (doughnut)

Tim Hortons baked goods in

The menu contains a number of other baked goods, such as doughnut holes (branded as Timbits), muffins, croissants, tea biscuits, cookies, rolls, danishes, and bagels.[] Take-home cakes are offered in some locations.[citation needed] The dutchie is a Canadian doughnut popularized by the Tim Hortons chain.[]

Since the mids, the chain has moved into other areas beyond doughnuts and coffee, including specialty and premium items such as New York-style cheesecake, and a lunch selection that includes soups, chili, and submarine-style sandwiches. In the fall of , the chain began rolling out a breakfast sandwich. The sandwich consists of an egg patty, processed cheese slice, and either ham, bacon, or sausage as the topper, and is placed on either a biscuit, English muffin, or bagel.[] In October , they launched a chicken fajita wrap, which contained spiced chicken and sautéed vegetables. This was discontinued and replaced a year later with the barbecue and ranch chicken wrap snackers. In December , they introduced hash browns and the "Bagel B.E.L.T.", a breakfast sandwich of bacon, egg, lettuce, and tomato on a bagel.[] In February , they announced co-branding with American ice cream parlor Cold Stone Creamery. The deal called for each chain to convert 50 stores into dual-operation franchises, for a total of stores. The idea was successfully tested at two stores in Rhode Island.[][][][] Despite this expansion, the brand remained heavily dependent on coffee sales.[] In February , Tim Hortons announced that the dutchie timbit was discontinued due to low popularity.[]

Despite the chain's ubiquity across Canada, Tim Hortons has never offered poutine as a regular menu item, despite the fact that poutine (largely seen as Canada's signature dish)[] is offered at just about every other major restaurant chain in Canada. Tim Hortons did offer poutine for the first time in across Canada for a limited time, using seasoned potato wedges instead of the typical french fries. Tim Hortons poutine received a mixed social media response.[][]

In Canada, the company began to offer hamburgers on the lunch menu in In an attempt to lure customers with a more healthy option, Tim Hortons offered a hamburger filled with the "Beyond Meat" meatless option. The offering of hamburgers was risky for the company in their attempt to compete with the popular, large hamburger chains such as McDonald's. Wendy's and Burger King in Canada. Ironically, Burger King had acquired Tim Hortons in and was running it as a separate subsidiary, and had supply chain mechanisms already in place to supply Tim Hortons with hamburger items. However, after only a brief period, consumers did not respond well to Tim Hortons offering of hamburgers or the "Beyond Meat" variety. With poor national sales, subsequently in , hamburgers were removed from the menus at the Canadian Tim Hortons stores.

Baking methods and lawsuit[edit]

Coupled with the expansion and the expanded menu came the outsourcing of baked goods. Doughnuts, which used to be made at night to be ready for the morning rush, are now parbaked – partly cooked and then frozen and delivered to every restaurant in Canada from Brantford, Ontario.[75] Each restaurant bakes and finishes the product throughout the day. As of April&#;[update], many of the various muffin batters were being revoked, as frozen, pre-made and pre-wrapped muffins were being introduced at Tim Hortons locations.[]

Tim Hortons' switch to the parbaking system disappointed some customers, who noted that it contradicts the chain's "always fresh" slogan. David Swick reported in the Halifax Daily News on September 19, , Tim Hortons outlets in Atlantic Canada would no longer serve fresh doughnuts, but rather doughnuts that had been remotely factory-fried and then frozen and shipped.[] In , two franchisees initiated a class-action lawsuit against the parent company for the switch to parbaking, "claiming breach of contract, breach of duty of fair dealing, negligent misrepresentation, and unjust enrichment".[] The lawsuit cited that parbaking tripled the franchisee's fixed cost to produce a doughnut (from 6 cents per doughnut to 18 cents),[] required the purchase of new freezers and microwaves, and reduced profitability for the franchises while increasing profits for the parent company.[] Franchise owners are required to purchase food products from the Brantford-based parbaking company owned by IAWS Group PLC,[] and had originally been told the price of each doughnut would be 11 or 12 cents (and each Timbit cents).[] The case was dismissed in February []

A New York Times article contrasted the baked from scratch at stores' approach of Krispy Kreme and some Dunkin' Donuts locations compared to the "flash frozen" and shipped Tim Hortons method. The Times article also noted an apparent scarcity of doughnut specialties such as the dutchie at newly opened Tim Hortons stores in New York City. Noting that "American visitors tend to flock to the sweets," including the "raisin-studded Dutchie", the Times found redemption among Canadians that the brand was once again a Canada-based company while contrasting the way politicians in the US "woo" soccer moms while in Canada they "go after Tim Hortons voters".[]


A Tim Hortons sign outside a store featuring the company slogan "Always Fresh"

Tim Hortons' advertising slogans have included "You've Always Got Time for Tim Hortons" and starting in the mids, "Always Fresh. Always Tim Hortons." While both of these slogans are still used, Tim Hortons began using an alternative slogan, "It's Time for Tims" in November [citation needed]

Canadian Business magazine named Tim Hortons as the best-managed brand in Canada in and [][][][]

Since , Tim Hortons has been the title sponsor of the Brier, the annual Canadian men's curling championships, along with the Canadian Ringette Championships. Resultant sponsored events include the Tim Hortons Brier Shot of the Week Award, Tim Hortons Brier, Tim Hortons Brier, and the Tim Hortons Brier among other years.[citation needed]

Shortly before December , they discontinued their gift certificates and replaced them with the Quickpay Tim Card,[] with the Christmas slogan "Because it's hard to wrap a double-double" (coffee with two sugars and two creams). Many locations still accept gift certificates, however.[citation needed]

In September , Tim Hortons courted controversy by mandating that employees were not to wear red as part of the Red Fridays campaign by families of the military to show support for Canadian troops. Within a few hours, Tim Hortons partially reversed its position and has allowed staff in Ontario stores to wear red ribbons or pins to show support for the wear red on Fridays campaign.[]

In June , Tim Hortons USA created Twitter and Facebook pages to drive online traffic.[][] After Tim Hortons had agreed to provide cups of free coffee in for a "Marriage and Family Day" hosted by the National Organization for Marriage, the company removed its sponsorship after it was revealed that the NOM was an organization that campaigns against gay marriage.[] The company stated the sponsorship was a violation of the company's policy not to sponsor events "representing religious groups, political affiliates or lobby groups."[][][]

Tim Hortons Fieldin Hamilton, Ontario. The company acquired the stadium's naming rights in

On July 12, , it was announced that Tim Hortons had acquired the naming rights to the new stadium being built in Hamilton, Ontario. The new stadium took on the name of Tim Hortons Field. It became the home stadium of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in [] The corporate-sponsored stadium name was not used during the Pan American Games, when the stadium hosted soccer matches.[citation needed]

In June , Tim Hortons pulled a four-week advertising campaign by energy company Enbridge from its in-store "Tims TV" service after three weeks following a petition by the advocacy group, SumOfUs. Even though the ads were part of a general "Life Takes Energy" campaign introduced by Enbridge the previous year, the group argued that Tim Hortons' airing of the ads implied an endorsement of controversial projects under development by Enbridge, such as the Northern Gateway pipeline, going on to say that "Enbridge's ad campaign uses attractive actors, cute kids and high production values to hide the real truth—its tar sands project will put ecosystems, salmon and wildlife in danger, create virtually no local jobs, and accelerate climate change." The decision to pull the ads, however, resulted in a boycott of Tim Hortons led by Wildrose Party leader Brian Jean, who felt that the decision was an attack on Alberta's oil industry, as Enbridge is one of the province's top-employing companies.[][][]

Canadian cultural fixture[edit]

Tim Hortons is popularly known as "Timmies".[] The ubiquity of Tim Hortons, through the wide expansion of its outlets, makes it a prominent feature of Canadian life; Canadians eat more doughnuts per capita and have more doughnut outlets per capita than any other nation.[][] Tim Hortons' prevalence in the coffee and doughnut market has led to its branding as a Canadian cultural icon. The media routinely refer to its iconic status, despite this being a relatively recent development; there were only a few outlets before the chain's expansion in the late s and s.[][][][][][] A series of Tim's television commercials promotes this idea by showing vignettes of Canadians abroad and their homesickness for Tim Hortons. Canadian author Pierre Berton once wrote: "In so many ways the story of Tim Hortons is the essential Canadian story. It is a story of success and tragedy, of big dreams and small towns, of old-fashioned values and tough-fisted business, of hard work and of hockey."[]

Some commentators have bemoaned the rise of Tim Hortons as a national symbol. Rudyard Griffiths, director of The Dominion Institute, wrote in the Toronto Star in July that the ascension of the chain to the status of a cultural icon was a "worrying sign" for Canadian nationalism, adding, "Surely Canada can come up with a better moniker than the Timbit Nation."[]

The recognition of Tim Hortons as a Canadian icon has permeated into American culture as the result of product placement efforts in conjunction with a marketing agency.[] In the American situation comedy How I Met Your Mother, while standing in a Tim Hortons "just around the corner from the Hockey Hall of Fame", Robin, played by Canadian actress Cobie Smulders, called the location the "most Canadian place in the universe". The chain has since embraced that comment as an unofficial slogan and has used it in promotional advertisements to emphasize their fixture in modern Canadian culture. The chain has also been featured in the TV series Homeland as a result of the aforementioned product placement campaign.[] Another TV show that has Tim Hortons products making an appearance is The Last Ship, having a product placement deal.


Cold Stone Creamery[edit]

The parent company of Cold Stone Creamery, Kahala, announced in February that it had reached an agreement with Tim Hortons to open up to co-branded stores in the United States after successfully testing two locations in Rhode Island.[] The most notable co-branded store opened in August when Tim Hortons moved into three Cold Stone Creamery locations in New York City, including its flagship Times Square location.

In June , Cold Stone Creamery started testing the Canadian market by opening its six co-branded locations with Tim Hortons in Ontario,[] and began expanding its test markets in Canada, including Alberta, Nova Scotia, Ontario, New Brunswick, and British Columbia, and in the summer of , Cold Stone Creamery moved into six Tim Hortons locations in Quebec and one in each of Charlottetown, and Summerside, PEI. However, in February , Tim Hortons chief executive Marc Caira announced that they will be pulling Cold Stone Creamery from all its Canadian restaurants, although Tim Hortons would maintain its locations in the United States.[]

Military partnerships[edit]

Tim Hortons has outlets located on at least seven Canadian Forces Bases.[] TDL Group announced in March , in response to a request by Chief of the Defence Staff, General Rick Hillier, its commitment to open a franchised location at the Canadian Forces operations base in Kandahar, Afghanistan. The new Kandahar location opened on July 1, , in a foot (12&#;m) trailer on the military base.[] The 41 staff members of the Kandahar outlet have been drawn from the Canadian Forces Personnel Support Agency who received training on such matters as how to handle a potential nuclear or biological attack before working at the military base.[] The Canadian Federal government subsidized the operation of the Kandahar outlet in the order of CAD$4–5&#;million per year.[] The Kandahar Tim Hortons closed on November 29, , after serving four million cups of coffee and three million doughnuts over five years.[]

The first Tim Hortons outlet at a US military base was opened in at Fort Knox.[] The following year, a second Tim Hortons outlet was opened at Naval Station Norfolk.[] As of November , Tim Hortons has five outlets open on four US military bases. Besides the first two, they are also at Naval Air Station Oceana, and two locations at the Aberdeen Proving Ground.[]

Roll Up the Rim to Win campaign[edit]

An example of a losing Roll Up the Rim to Win cup in

Each February, Tim Hortons holds a marketing campaign called Roll Up the Rim to Win. As of , over 31 million prizes were distributed each year,[] including cars, televisions, and store products. Customers determine if they have won prizes by unrolling the rim on their paper cups when they have finished their drink, revealing the result underneath. Prizes are not distributed randomly country-wide; each of the company's distribution regions has distinct prize-winning odds.[] The idea for the campaign began in when Roger Wilson of one of Tim Hortons' supplier of cups, Lily Cup company, approached Tim Hortons with a new idea to increase their sales. Wilson explained his company had created a new cup design that allowed a message to be printed under the rim; the cup type cost no more than the current one and could enable a promotion or contest.[] Recognizing the opportunity to promote coffee in the normally weak sales period in the spring, the Roll Up the Rim to Win campaign was first held in when the biggest prize was a snack box of Timbits.[] In , over 88% of major prizes were redeemed.[]

The contest is popular enough that Paul Kind has invented the Rimroller (as seen on Dragons' Den), a device for rolling up the rim mechanically.[]

In honour of Canada's sesquicentennial, a special edition of the Roll Up the Rim promotion was held in July , with prizes including an "Ultimate Canadian Vacation" valued at $10,[]

The contest has seen several controversies including the theft of unrolled cups.[] In March , two families were fighting over a Toyota RAV4SUV prize of CA$32, value when their daughters found a winning "roll up the rim" coffee cup in a garbage bin of an elementary school in Saint-Jérôme, a town north of Montreal. The younger girl had found a cup in the garbage bin and could not roll up the rim, so she requested the help of an older girl. Once the winning cup was revealed, the older girl's family stated that they deserved the prize. Tim Hortons originally stated that they would not intervene in the dispute. A further complication arose when Quebec lawyer Claude Archambault requested a DNA test be done on the cup. He claimed that his unnamed client had thrown out the cup and was the rightful recipient of the prize.[] On April 19, , Tim Hortons announced that they had decided to award the prize to the younger girl who had initially found the cup.[] The company has also faced concerns over the amount of additional litter generated by the promotion.[]

In , Tim Hortons began to add digital components to the promotion, via the "Scroll Up the Rim" feature (which gave players a chance at food prizes) on the chain's mobile app.[] In , as part of environmental initiatives and to promote the chain's new Tims Rewards loyalty program, Tim Hortons announced that it would only distribute Roll Up the Rim cups during the first two weeks of the campaign. Each eligible purchase by a Tims Rewards member during the first half of the promotion was to earn two electronic entries, and one electronic entry in the second two weeks, redeemable via the Tims Rewards mobile app. Any purchase using a reusable cup was to award three entries.[][]

On March 7, , due to the COVID pandemic, Tim Hortons announced that it had cancelled the distribution of physical cups for the promotion due to concerns that the virus could be spread by returned cups, and that the promotion would be conducted solely via the app. The chain had also joined others in temporarily prohibiting the use of reusable cups for similar reasons.[] The changes from remained in use for , with the promotion therefore being renamed to Roll Up to Win. In addition, Tim Hortons announced that every electronic entry would be guaranteed to win Tims Rewards points at a minimum.[]


A Smile cookie sold at Tim Hortons. The cookie forms a part of a community outreach program by the company.

Tim Hortons sponsor community outreach programs including Free Skating, Free Swimming, Earn-a-Bike Program, Remembrance Day, Food Drives, the Smile Cookie program, Enactus, as well as a community clean-up project.[]

The store promotes itself through the "Tim Horton Children's Foundation." Founded by Ron Joyce, the Foundation sponsors thousands of underprivileged children from Canada and the United States to go to one of six high-class summer camps located in Parry Sound, ON; Tatamagouche, NS; Kananaskis, AB; Quyon, QC; Campbellsville, KY; St. George, ON and most recently, Whiteshell, MB.[][]

The foundation's highest-profile fundraiser is Camp Day, which is held annually on the Wednesday of the first full week in June. All proceeds from coffee sales at most Tim Hortons locations, as well as proceeds from related activities held that day, are donated to the foundation. Small stores located in Esso Service Stations do not donate coffee proceeds on Camp Day.[]

Joyce's work with the Tim Horton Children's Foundation earned him the Gary Wright Humanitarian Award in , presented periodically in recognition of contributions to the betterment of community life throughout Canada.[] In recognition primarily for his work with the Foundation, he received an appointment to the Order of Canada, with the official presentation taking place on October 21, , in Ottawa.[]

A Timbitshockey player. The company sponsors an ice hockey minor sports program in Canada.

Tim Hortons became a sponsor of Hockey Canada in December , including the presenting sponsor of the Centennial Cup, the national junior "A" ice hockey championship and one of the major sponsors of Canada's national ice hockey teams.[]


Great White North Franchisee Association[edit]

The Great White North Franchisee Association, which was formed in , represented Tim Hortons franchises involved in a series of ongoing disputes with the head office of Tim Hortons due to frustrations with Restaurant Brands International (the parent company of Tim Hortons and Burger King). GWNFA has filed class-action lawsuits against the Restaurant Brands International over the handling of the Ontario minimum wage hike (see above), inflated head office pricing, and misuse of their advertising funds.[]

Ontario minimum wage[edit]

Tim Hortons became the subject of controversy after the raise of minimum wage in Ontario from $ to $ an hour which was made effective January The minimum wage increase was strongly criticized by the Ontario Chamber of Commerce, Restaurants Canada, and the Canadian Franchise Association. Restaurant Brands International did not help franchisees offset the wage hike, refusing to reduce the supply costs that it charged Tim Hortons franchisees, nor did it permit franchisees to raise menu prices in order to offset the wage hikes (in contrast to McDonald's, Cara Foods and Starbucks who did allow menu price increases in Ontario to cope with the wage increases).[] Tim Hortons franchisees, many of them small business owners who employed an average of 35 staff (the wage hike would cost the franchisee $7, per employee a year), responded by cutting employee benefits such as paid breaks and contributions to health plans.[] In one case, owners posted a memo encouraging employees to contact the Ontario Premier, Kathleen Wynne, and indicate that they "will not vote Liberal in the coming Ontario election in June "[] Wynne responded by saying "I'm happy to talk to any business owner about the minimum wage but taking it out on employees is not fair and not acceptable."[] Around 50 demonstrations were held across Canada, including 38 in Ontario, in response to the benefit cuts.[] The minimum wage controversy hurt the chain's reputation; usually placing in the top 10 of the Leger research poll for the top 10 companies or brands in Canada, Tim Hortons dropped from 4th place in to 50th in []

Plastics pollutant[edit]

Named as one of the top five plastic polluters in Canada in and ; in , Tim Hortons' accounted for "about 11%" of branded plastic waste uncovered by Greenpeace Canada.[]

In late and early , Tim Hortons was subject to controversy over their usage of plastic cups. An online Change.org petition asking the company to switch from plastic cups to "a fully recyclable and compostable alternative" gained over , signatures. The cups are currently not compostable, due to their plastic lining, and are often very difficult to recycle. Tim Hortons has yet to respond to the petition's requests.[] In early , they gave away reusable cups for their "Roll Up the Rim to Win" promotion, to eliminate single-use plastic in their establishments. The effort was criticized as greenwashing through a limited-time promotion.[]

sick-leave during COVID pandemic[edit]

In March , Tim Hortons met criticism for not offering sick-leave concessions to employees during the COVID pandemic in Canada.[][]

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Hortons locations of tim

While Tim Hortons is a beloved Canadian institution, many are surprised to learn that there are in fact Timmies locations in 13 other countries around the globe, from Latin America to Asia, and from Europe to the Middle East. We thought you might want to know where you can come across one on your next trip, whenever that is.

Here&#;s our map that shows the number of Tim Hortons locations in each country.

(Speaking of maps, we keep getting the same request over and over again: which countries are open to Canadian travelers? For that upcoming map and many other resources for Canadian travelers, sign-up for our free newsletter so we can help you travel whenever you&#;ll be ready to do so.)


Tim Hortons countries map


There are just under 5, Tim Hortons locations around the world, and unsurprisingly, the majority of them are in Canada (over 4,). But through master franchising agreements, the iconic Canadian brand has grown internationally in recent years.

And while it would make sense for Tim&#;s overseas expansion to take place in countries that are most similar to ours, Tim Hortons are not to be found in Nordic European countries with cold climates like ours.

No, outside of Canada and the US, the region with the most Tim Hortons is actually the Middle East, which might seem somewhat surprising given how different the overall culture is over there compared to here in Canada.


Flytrippers&#; experience with international Tim Hortons

Despite the distance, Flytrippers&#; other co-founder Kevin can personally attest to the fact that the coffee and iced cappuccinos taste the same in the United Arab Emirates, as he was able to get his Tim Hortons fix in Dubai last year.

It was the month of Ramadan, so they had curtains and panels to hide the food offerings.


As I said; quite different&#; yet on every other aspect, it&#;s pretty much the same Tim Hortons as here. And that probably goes for Tim Hortons in the 5 other Persian Gulf countries as well.

I didn&#;t go to Tim Hortons on my trip to Bahrain and Oman, but at least I feel a lot better from an ethical standpoint knowing that the many weapons the Canadian government sells to Saudi Arabia aren&#;t our only contribution to the country: they now have a lot of Canadian doughnuts too!

I walked past the Tim Hortons in central Madrid on my trip to Spain (to take advantage of the 17 free hotel nights deal), but I&#;m probably the only Canadian who doesn&#;t like Tim Hortons so I didn&#;t even go inside. In my defense, in terms of dessert, Madrid does have plenty of churro shops, so&#;

Anyway, the only Tim Hortons you&#;ll find in Europe are there and in the United Kingdom (though there doesn&#;t seem to be any in London).

Finally, in Asia, our national restaurant has opened up in 3 countries, including a budget-traveler favorite: Thailand. All 7 locations are in Bangkok, but these have just opened in so it might grow quickly.

For example, the franchise partner in China expects to open a whopping 1, Tim Hortons in the world&#;s most populous country. And it&#;s not just the recipes being used: they very much flaunt the Canadianism and try to bring the spirit of Canada to China with the decor as well, including door handles made with hockey sticks (of course).


So next time you&#;re in one of these countries and want a taste of home, use Google Maps to find a Tim Hortons location.

(Well, except in China—Google products are unavailable there without a VPN.)


List of countries with Tim Hortons

Here is the full list (restaurant numbers in some countries are older figures; the most recent available):

United Arab Emirates
Saudi Arabia55
United Kingdom20


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There are Tim Hortons in a total of 14 countries around the world, and this map shows you where you might be able to get your taste of Canada on an upcoming international trip!

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Andrew is the co-founder of Flytrippers. He is passionate about traveling the world but also, as a former management consultant, about the travel industry itself. He shares his experiences to help you save money on travel. As a very cost-conscious traveler, he loves finding deals and getting free travel thanks to travel rewards points to help him visit every country in the world (current count: 62/ Countries, 46/50 US States & 9/10 Canadian Provinces).

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