Tim Hortons Inc. (TSX: THI, NYSE: THI) is a Canadian coffee shop known for its coffee and doughnuts. It was founded in 1964 in Hamilton, Ontario by Canadian hockey player Tim Horton and Jim Charade, after an initial venture in hamburger restaurants. In 1967 Horton partnered with investor Ron Joyce, who assumed control over operations after Tim Horton died in a car crash in 1974, and expanded the chain into a multi-million dollar franchise. Jim Charade left the organization in 1966 and briefly returned in 1970 and 1993 through 1996.
Tim Hortons franchises spread rapidly and eventually overtook McDonald's as Canada's largest food service operator. The company opened twice as many Canadian outlets as McDonald's and system-wide sales also surpassed those of McDonald's Canadian operations as of 2002. The chain accounted for 22.6% of all fast food industry revenues in Canada in 2005. Tim Hortons commands 76% of the Canadian market for baked goods (based on the number of customers served) and holds 62% of the Canadian coffee market (compared to Starbucks, in the number two position, at 7%).
As of 4 July 2010, Tim Hortons has 3,627 systemwide restaurants, including 3,040 in Canada and 587 in the United States.
In The Machinima, Jake "Ayasegawa" Johnson Always Will Eat "Always Fresh" Donuts From The One And Only Tim Hortons, Unlike Samus Who Eats At Burger King, Leopold Slikk Also Eats Here As A Result For Supporting His Friend. Jake Also Drank Coffee Here For As A Result While Leopold Bought 2 Bottles Of 2 Liter Coke Bottles And A Little Dose Of Mentos (Candy) To Unleash His Der Ecthe Soda Volcano Near His "Secret" Lot. And In Conclusion, Jake Has No Memory, The Only Memory That He Had Is Leopold Fighting Off 25,000 Terrorist Bountys In A Echo Tunnel. Jake Was Then Going To Need "Backup" In His Disposel. Leopold, Another Clone Was Developed From Leopold's DNA, A Refrence To Phazon Pete's Antibody As A Result, He Wasn't Black And White Mixed Together Though, He Had An Afro, And Had Some Shady Sunglasses. Leopold Was About To Download Battlezone On His Computer To Replace His Unreal Tournament Game To Forget About It And Decided To Think About That Game He Downloaded And Thinked About His Relations With Jake, But He Got In A Coma State By A Jeremy Clarkson Look-A-Like And A New Screamer. This One Had It's Head Ripped Off. Jake Went To The Park And Went To Find That Distress Signal With A Bag Of Donuts From Tim Hortons.