0744829 Tim Horton: Hometown Hero


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I did my presentation on Tim Horton and why he is a hometown hero. His franchise named "Tim Hortons" has been a Canadian icon for more then 40 years. It was once just a small coffee shop on Ottawa Street North in the heart of Hamilton, Ontario and it has now grown into one of the country’s fastest growing and successful franchises in history.

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0744829 Tim Horton: Hometown Hero

  1. 1. Tim Horton: Hometown Hero 1
  2. 2. Who was Tim Horton? Tim Hortons has served over millions of people nation-wide since the first store opened in 1964 in Hamilton, Ontario. This small privately owned hometown business was founded by a man called Tim Horton. Tim Horton was a hockey player who played in the National Hockey League and who was in fact, a player for the Toronto Maple Leafs. His NHL career lasted 22 seasons and he finally ended up in the Hockey Hall of Fame. But he is not remembered by his amazing goals, stanley cups, or anything else that happened on the ice, but for his wonderful idea to start up a local coffee shop called “Tim Horton Donut Drive-In”. He met Ron Joyce soon after he opened the store and Ron shared the dream with Tim (McMaster University named their brand new football stadium after Ron). In 1965, Ron made an entrepreneurial move and took over the Tim Horton Donut Shop and by 1967, he opened up two more stores and both Tim and Ron became full partners in the business. After Tim’s tragic death in 1974, Ron and the Horton family took over as store owners and expanded the franchise quickly opening up more then 500 stores in 1991. With more then 2750 stores located nation-wide and now 350 in the USA, it has become one of the most successful franchises in Canada. 2
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  4. 4. This is a picture of the first Tim Hortons located on Ottawa Street North in Hamilton, Ontario 4
  5. 5. The first Tim Hortons served only coffee and two types of donuts, the Apple Fritter and the Dutchie. They introduced their biggest chain product focus in 1976 when they introduced the Timbit which is now available in 35 different varieties. In the 1980s, they introduced muffins, cakes, pies, croissants, cookies, and soups and chili. In 1990s, sandwiches, bagels, flavoured cappuccino, Cafe Mocha and Iced Cap were introduced. Now they have Yogurt & Berries, Cinnamon Rolls, Hot Smoothies, Wraps and Hot Breakfast Sandwiches to the menu. Over time, it is known that Tim Hortons has been serving customers who are constantly on the go. 5
  6. 6. Franchise History in Canada and USA Stores Years United States Canada 6
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  8. 8. McMaster Students and Faculty’s Favourite Item at Tim Hortons Hot Drinks (Coffee, Tea, Hot Chocolate) Cold Drinks (Ice Capp, Pop) Food (Bagels, Muffins, Cookies) Undecided 8
  9. 9. “The Timbits Minor Sports Program is a community- oriented sponsorship program for children four to eight years old who participate in local house league sports teams. The program's philosophy is not based on winning or losing - but on learning a new sport, making new friends, and just taking time out to be a kid. Tim Hortons currently sponsors over 200,000 children who play on hockey, soccer, lacrosse, t-ball, baseball and ringette teams across Canada and in the United States. Each sponsored team is supplied with Timbits Minor Sports jerseys or T-shirts. Timbits hockey teams are often given the opportunity to play on-ice scrimmages during intermissions at Junior, American Hockey League (AHL) and National Hockey League (NHL) games. Timbits players are also given the opportunity to play in their own ‘Timbits Jamboree’, a fun-filled Tim Hortons sponsored event where everyone receives a prize, food and beverages.” Cited From: http://www.timhortons.com/en/goodwill/local- programs.html 9
  10. 10. Graphic References http://standsure.ca/2006/03/uncle-tim-wants-you.php http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tim_Hortons http://www.ndusc.ca/ViewArticle.aspx?ID=243 http://www.hockeyforum.com/photopost/data/2/1967_TIM_HORTON_TORONTO_PHOTO_2.jpg http://img.groundspeak.com/waymarking/16cb3d3e-fc74-4bc0-b2dc-71456a431746.jpg http://www.wikinomics.com/blog/uploads/timbits2.jpg http://www.campusdish.com/NR/rdonlyres/12D22664-0C1F-4891-A72D-C3972D170112/0/ P4020084.JPG http://www.hockeytoronto.com/index.cfm?cat=155 http://www.timhortons.com 10