Tim Horton, a National Hockey League legend, opens the first store in Hamilton.Coffee and donuts cost 10¢ each.The Apple Fritter and the Dutchie are among the original donuts offered.
Tim Horton and Ron Joyce, the first franchisee, become full partners.
Tim Horton passes away and Ron Joyce establishes the Tim Horton Children’s Foundation (THCF) to honour Tim’s love of children and desire to help the less fortunate. The first camp opens in Parry Sound the following year.
The Timbit is introduced and a Canadian icon is created. Since 1976, Canadians have eaten enough of the bite-sized snack to stretch to the moon and back almost five times if they were laid out end-to-end.
The first Tim Hortons opens in Quebec, in the town of Rosemere. The universal beverage favourite, the Double-Double, doesn’t require translation.
Muffins and cookies
Our bakers get busy and create something new to dunk in your coffee.
Croissants Come to Tims
The crescent-shaped pastry debuts, bringing a little continental flair to Canadian mornings.
The first U.S. location opens in Tonawanda NY, allowing Canadians to make cross-border coffee runs.
Tims beefs up its menu with the addition of chilli and soups.
The first Rrroll Up the Rim to Win promotion has Canadians everywhere rolling up the rims of their cups and hoping for a win.
The largest prize this first year? A pack of Timbits.
500th restaurant opens in Aylmer, Quebec.
1000th restaurant opens in Ancaster, Ontario.
Tim Hortons merges with Wendy’s International Inc., helping to expand the Tim Hortons concept into the United States.
Bring on the bagels! Whether toasted or plain, this roll with a hole does it all.
Canadians are treated to Tims newest bevvies with the introduction of flavoured lattes.
Lunch is made fresh-to-order with the introduction of Tims Own sandwiches.
Tim Hortons Iced Capp hits the scene. Canadians everywhere chill out.
The millennial year sees another milestone as the 2000th restaurant opens in downtown Toronto at Richmond and Sherbourne streets.
Tim Horton Children’s Foundation opens its first camp in the U.S in Campbellsville, Kentucky.
Double Double goes from pop culture vernacular to bona fide vocabulary when it makes it into the Canadian Oxford dictionary. What a way to celebrate 40 years!
The most important meal of the day heats up with the introduction of hot breakfast sandwiches.
Tim Hortons completes its initial public offering and officially becomes public on September 29, 2006, trading on the NYSE and the TSX (THI).
Tim Hortons and Cold Stone Creamery announce co-branded restaurants across North America.
It gets easier for Canadians to brew their favourite Tims beverage at home with the introduction of single-serve Keurig® and Tassimo® coffee pods.
Tims joins the dark side with the launch of Dark Roast coffee – the first new blend in Tim Hortons 50-year history.
Tim Hortons celebrates its 50th anniversary, paying homage to its humble roots by recreating the original restaurant, complete with 1964 prices, in Yonge-Dundas Square in downtown Toronto.
Tim Hortons and CIBC launch the co-branded Double Double™ Visa® Card. Guests earn rewards and instantly redeem Tim Cash for their favourite Tims products.
Tims goes high-tech, introducing mobile payment options on the TimmyMe app to allow guests to pay with their smartphones.
Burger King and 3G Capital acquire Tim Hortons and form the third-largest restaurant brand in the world, Restaurant Brands International. There’s no need for Tims-lovers to worry, as the company will continue to operate as an independent entity.