48 years of Tim Hortons - VIDEO
blog by S.J. Velasquez • May 17, 2012 @ 10:25am
There are more than 4,000 Tim Hortons shops worldwide, but the coffee and doughnut shop’s history began humbly on a Southern Ontario street corner 48 years ago to the day.
On opening day, that No. 1 Tim Hortons shop, located at 65 Ottawa St. N. in Hamilton, offered only coffee and two doughnut options: apple fritter or Dutchie. According to Tim Hortons statistics, those two particular treats are the most popular doughnuts to date.
Forgotten Buffalo‘s archives include images of the bronze plaque that commemorates the inaugural Timmies cafe. It reads:
“This site is dedicated to the dream that lived in the hearts of Tim Horton and Ron Joyce; to the commitment and dedication of the operators who have built the Tim Hortons chain and to the people of Hamilton, whose undying loyalty has been the backbone of our chain’s success. This location signifies the history and heritage of Tim Hortons and will serve as a monument to even bigger dreams yet to come”