Tim Hortons - Menu


Tim Hortons' first stores only offered two products – coffee and doughnuts. Aside from its coffee, tea, hot chocolate, and doughnuts, the Tim Hortons menu now contains a number of other baked goods, such as "doughnut holes" (branded as Timbits), muffins, croissants, tea biscuits, cookies, rolls, danishes, and more recently bagels – of which Tim Hortons sells one out of every two in the Canadian food service industry. Take-home cakes are offered in some locations.

Since the mid-1990s, the chain has moved into other areas, including speciality and premium items such as flavoured cappuccino, iced cappuccino, iced coffee, New York-style cheesecake, and a lunch selection that includes soups, chili, and submarine-style sandwiches. In fall 2006, Tim Hortons began rolling out a breakfast sandwich. The sandwich consists of an egg patty, processed cheese slice, either ham, bacon or sausage as the topper, and is placed on either a biscuit, English muffin or bagel. In October 2007, Tim Hortons launched the chicken fajita wrap, which contains spiced chicken and sautéed vegetables, but was soon discontinued, replaced a year later with the barbecue and ranch chicken wrap snackers. In December 2007, they introduced hash browns and the Bagel B.E.L.T., a breakfast sandwich that also includes lettuce and tomato.

Coupled with the aggressive expansion and expanded menu came the outsourcing of baked goods. Doughnuts, which used to be made at night in order to be ready for the morning rush, are now fully cooked and then frozen and delivered to every restaurant in Canada from Brantford, Ontario. Each restaurant bakes and finishes the product throughout the day. As of April 2007, many of the various muffin batters are being revoked, as frozen, pre-made and pre-wrapped muffins are being introduced to all bakers at Tim Horton locations.

Originally featuring Pepsi products via fountain machines, Tim Hortons changed in the mid-1990s to Coca-Cola products. For a time Tim Hortons offered bottled and canned Coca-Cola products, but switched back to bottled and canned Pepsi products in 2007. PepsiCo replaced the Coca-Cola products on United States restaurants in 2011, disappointing similar longtime PepsiCo rival Dunkin' Donuts. Dunkin' Donuts moved to Coca-Cola products only for United States restaurants in April 2012 because of this.

In February 2009, Tim Hortons announced co-branding with the popular American ice cream parlor Cold Stone Creamery. The deal called for each chain to convert 50 stores into dual-operation franchises, for a total of 100 stores. The idea was successfully tested at two stores in Rhode Island.

Despite this expansion in their offerings, Tim Hortons is still heavily dependent on coffee sales. In 2009, it was reported that 60% of their sales occur in the morning, and of that more than 50% is coffee. The coffee served is a blend of 100% arabica beans and in regards to the serving of coffee the chain has an "always fresh" policy where coffee is served within 20 minutes of brewing.

Nutritional information on most Tim Hortons menu items is made available by the company in a two-page brochure and is available online. The brochure does not list ingredient information.

In November 2011, Tim Hortons announced that they would be adding espresso machines in 1,000 of their locations, later that month. Lattes were added to Ontario stores on 14 November 2011.

In February 2012, Tim Hortons started selling a new beverage, White Hot Chocolate, in select branches.

On 16 April 2012, Tim Hortons launched a new frozen drink, Frozen Lemonade, which comes in two flavours: original and raspberry.

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