Hamilton: Giving “Always Fresh” a New Definition.

How do you like your coffee? Would you like a box of TimBits to go with that?

One of the most historic sites in Canada.

Tim Hortons has become symbolic of Canadian taste. It isn’t unusual to see Tim Hortons’ drive-thrus packed with cars, businessmen filtering into their offices with cups in their hands, and students running to their first classes of the day with their daily doses of caffeine, morning after morning. But where did it all begin?

“The Tim Hortons chain was founded in 1964 in Hamilton, Ontario (65 Ottawa St. N. at Dunsmure).  The chain’s focus on top quality, always fresh product, value, great service and community leadership has allowed it to grow into the largest quick service restaurant chain in Canada specializing in always fresh coffee, baked goods and homestyle lunches.”

“In 1967, with three stores in operation, hockey player Tim Horton became full partners with former police officer and franchisee of Tim Hortons Store #1, Ron Joyce. Since then, Tim’s signature has become a prominent fixture in the Canadian landscape.”

“The first Tim Hortons restaurants offered only two products – coffee and donuts.  The selection of donuts to enjoy was highlighted by two original Tim Hortons creations, the Apple Fritter and the Dutchie.  They became the most popular donut choices in the 60’s, and remain two of the most popular today.”

“Tim Horton’s #1 features a small museum, replica of the original 1964 sign and a bronze plaque commemorating one of the most historic sites in Canada.”

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