Tim Hortons sales growth missed investor expectations last week with the company reporting same store sales drop of 0.6%, down 0.3% from the prior year and blaming the drop on bad weather in Canada early in the quarter. Trying to put a shine on that sneaker, CEO Jose Cil pointed to enthusiastic guest reactions to Tim’s newly launched loyalty program. In other news, Duck Donuts announced the company is planning for growth in 2019 with plans to open 24 stores throughout the year including in new states Arizona, Michigan, Missouri and Utah. Duck Donuts claims over 200 stores in 26 states but plans to focus on more franchised units in 2019. And, Scooters Coffee announced the recent opening of 5 new store locations in Kansas and Missouri as well as another in Arkansas with plans underway in Texas and northern Colorado.