Tim Horton’s new CEO reaffirmed the US was a “must win” market for Tim’s. Their Q2 US same store sales were +1.4%, driven mostly by traffic – a deceleration versus trend. In contrast, Dunkin’ US posted accelerating same store sale sales versus trend last month. Tim’s announced they would revert to larger, better capitalized US franchisee development partner goals. They mentioned rent relief for new US franchisees would continue and that outlying store sales levels were lower than established US markets.