The Tim Horton name is synonymous with more than great-tasting coffee and fresh-baked donuts; they're also big supporters of charities, local events, and sports. Partnering great service, homestyle favourites and fresh product with strong community leadership has made Tim Hortons one of Canada's strongest and most beloved brands.
When the first Tim Hortons opened in 1964, it did only serve coffee and donuts, most notably the ever-popular Apple Fritter and the Dutchie. Over the coming decades, their menu would expand to reflect both an increasing presence across Canada and changing consumer tastes. Bite-sized donut holes, known as Timbits, would continue to appear at hockey games and on snack room tables, eventually reaching a selection of 35 flavours. Muffins, cookies, croissants, bagels, soups and chilis would improve selection for the lunch and breakfast crowds into the 1990s, with the millennium seeing the addition of made to order sandwiches and breakfast sandwiches topped with eggs, bacon and sausage. In the beverage department, flavoured cappuccinos accompanied the specialty coffee surge of the 1990s, followed closely by the Iced Cappuccino.
In 1995, Tim Hortons brought their brand to the United States, placing themselves in the same shopping malls, highway outlets, universities and hospitals that made their brand so highly visible in Canada. Today, they have over 4,304 stores internationally with 3,468 in Canada.
It won't take long for Canadians to share 10,000 coffees in honour of National Coffee Day. On Thursday, September 29th, 2016, Tim Hortons will be randomly distributing 100 special-edition Tim Cards at Tim Hortons Restaurants. Each one is valid for one free coffee. After receiving their free coffee, Canadians are encouraged to pass along the good fortune to the next lucky friend, stranger, or neighbour. Pay it forward for free with this fun promotion from Tim Hortons. Visit Tim Hortons tomorrow to see if you receive a free Tim Card. #NationalCoffeeDay
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