Tim Hortons to Raise Coffee Prices in Quebec

Robert Gibbens writes in The Gazette that Tim Hortons Inc. said Friday it is boosting restaurant prices in Quebec and the Maritimes next month to offset higher operating costs. The fast-growing franchise chain has 2,971 units in Canada and another 556 in the United States.

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Canadian Fast Food Giant Expands Southward

Noreen O’Leary writes in Brandweek that Tim Hortons the donut and sandwich chain, huge in Canada, but largely unknown here, has been expanding its U.S. footprint of late and appears to be using the market as a testing ground. So far, Tim Hortons spend has been modest. Its outlay on measured media last year was $12 million in the U.S., which is a good $100 million shy of what Dunkin’ Donuts spent. But the chain, named after a star hockey player, has been throwing body checks at its rival lately.

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National Retail Chains to Add Michigan Sites

Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the nation’s largest retailer, intends to open 13 new stores in Michigan. Buffalo Wild Wings Inc., Chase Bank, ALDI and Tim Hortons also have plans to expand in the Great Lakes State in 2010. While most companies declined to discuss the cost of building new stores, their expansion plans represent tens of millions of dollars in new investment.

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Tim Hortons to Open Fort Knox Coffee Shop as It Expands in U.S.

Bloomberg reports that Tim Hortons Inc., Canada’s largest fast-food company, is opening a coffee shop at Fort Knox, its first on an American military base, as it expands in the U.S. The coffee-and-doughnuts seller won a 10-year contract to operate the café on the Kentucky base, 30 miles southwest of Louisville, Chief Operating Officer David Clanachan said in a telephone interview.

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Independent Joe – August/September 2009

We are pleased to introduce to you DDIFO’s second issue of Independent Joe, our quarterly magazine for Dunkin’ Donuts Franchise Owners.

Read the magazine online, just start flipping the pages…..Check it Out!

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