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Re: Tim Hortons

Postby cooperrez » April 28th, 2017, 9:35 am

talindsay wrote:
April 27th, 2017, 3:41 pm
This store has less automatic volume, which means the doughnuts sit longer, which means we aren't impressed so we don't go there, so they sit even longer. They have a lower chance of success than the other two
I was thinking this same thing. It's not going to earn them many return customers. Penny wise, pound foolish, if you ask me.

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Re: Tim Hortons

Postby mulad » May 3rd, 2019, 7:29 am

The franchisee responsible for the recent expansion of Tim Horton's in Minnesota has apparently ceased operation, closing all of the Twin Cities locations.

https://bringmethenews.com/minnesota-li ... are-closed

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Re: Tim Hortons

Postby mulad » May 4th, 2019, 4:25 pm

Apparently 7 of the 14 locations operated by Tim-Minn closed on Thursday, with another 2 expected to close soon. Still hard to say how the rest will go...

http://www.startribune.com/tim-hortons- ... 509447202/

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Re: Tim Hortons

Postby twincitizen » May 6th, 2019, 8:26 am

I wouldn't be surprised to see some locations eventually reopen as Dunkin', though it could take a while for Tim-Minn's (franchisee) lawsuit against Tim Horton corporate to get worked out. Tim-Minn owner could become a Dunkin franchisee himself or more likely sell the leases to the local Dunkin franchisee (I'm assuming someone has the rights to open Dunkins in Minneapolis, but just hasn't yet).

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Re: Tim Hortons

Postby amiller92 » May 6th, 2019, 11:53 am

I'd be rather surprised if the franchise agreement doesn't have a noncompete that would complicate converting to competing donut brand.

Although franchise law is weird and I know very little about it, so it's possible that isn't allowed.

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Re: Tim Hortons

Postby Didier » May 6th, 2019, 12:40 pm

Did many of the stores bake their own donuts, or were they shipped in from a central facility?

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Re: Tim Hortons

Postby mulad » May 10th, 2019, 6:22 am

Well, the MOA Tim Hortons was open on Friday, but had closed sometime between then and Tuesday morning when I was at the mall again. The windows had been covered with vinyl wrap by that time. I imagine all 14 are closed by this point.

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Re: Tim Hortons

Postby trafficeng985 » May 10th, 2019, 9:31 am

Didier wrote:
May 6th, 2019, 12:40 pm
Did many of the stores bake their own donuts, or were they shipped in from a central facility?
Pretty sure they are shipped frozen and reheated

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Re: Tim Hortons

Postby Didier » May 10th, 2019, 5:39 pm

I recall talindsay once had some intel on this.

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Re: Tim Hortons

Postby FISHMANPET » May 11th, 2019, 6:02 pm

mulad wrote:
May 10th, 2019, 6:22 am
Well, the MOA Tim Hortons was open on Friday, but had closed sometime between then and Tuesday morning when I was at the mall again. The windows had been covered with vinyl wrap by that time. I imagine all 14 are closed by this point.
I was actually there last Monday at about 7:30 AM as the crew finished putting up the vinyl over the windows. Ruined my breakfast plans for the rest of the week.


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