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Tim Hortons hikes prices thread (updated)

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Tim Hortons hikes prices thread (updated)

Tim Hortons has raised prices of “hot beverage and breakfast menu items” across Canada as of Aug. 2. The menu items are expected to cost 10 cents more.

First announced in stores, the coffee chain said price increases were because of “rising operational costs”.

Tim Hortons, like Popeyes or Burger King, is owned by Restaurant Brands International. It will expand the coffee chain into Spain soon. The brand has already expanded into Mexico, United Kingdom and the Philippines.

The price hike is the second in three years. When Tim Hortons first opened in Hamilton in 1964, a cup of coffee cost 10 cents.

from https://www.yorkregion.com/news-story/7 ... nto-spain/
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Lol so they increase now so they can add another increase in Jan after the $14/hr
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They are more expensive in Scotland despite the lower minimum wage (although I assume rent is higher, but I could be wrong). They charge the same coffee prices there as Glasgow Starbucks. £1.20 for a small filtered coffee, including 20% sales tax (VAT).

Tim Hortons is arguably too cheap. We are spending hours of our lives waiting in line when we have access to almost free coffee at work and at home. If they charge more, the lines will be shorter and those of us who really value the coffee or food will be served faster.

That being said I'm eager to try their new pre-order Tim Hortons app (not to be confused with their TimmyMe app). Apparently it works by GPS and the clerks are supposed to start preparing orders when customers are "3 minutes away". Seems hopelessly optimistic, but we'll see. I'll be turning on the data and pointing my phone to the sky as I walk to the outlets. Not sure how the app figures out the mode of transportation. I'll try to resist the urge to jog or stop to tie my shoes along the way. :)
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Toronto is a very small part of Canada
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Engi-Nir wrote: Lol so they increase now so they can add another increase in Jan after the $14/hr
There are 10 provinces in Canada, each with their own minimum wage.
Toronto is a very small part of Canada
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Lots of places have upped prices recently - from regular restaurants to other fast food places.
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natalka wrote: Lots of places have upped prices recently - from regular restaurants to other fast food places.

WOULD SOMEBODY THINK OF THE CHILDREN!!!
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Will this price increase cause a decrease in the amount of Tim Hortons litter on the streets?!?!
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they don't have blueberry bagels anymore...who doesn't have blueberry bagels?

I stopped buying donuts for the summer because they melt by the time you get home so I was going to buy some bagels and they told me they don't have blueberry bagels being sold anymore

did something happen to the price or laws to sell blueberries? they stopped the blueberry fritter and also mcdonalds stopped blueberry pie's
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No increase on the ice caps and fruit chill...still has me as a customer.
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Cheapo-Findo wrote: Where?
Of course, it varies upon cities, but for example - at one of our fave restaurants here, for one of the meals we frequently order, the price went up $2 to 18.95 - and we used to get soup and salad, now we just get to choose one of them.
For FF, the one that first comes to mind is KFC - even with the coupons, the prices have gone up.
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Canadian Logic:

Housing prices skyrocket as the Canadian Dollar decreases in value .... happiness that was earned through hard work and dedication.

Price of coffee increases as the Canadian Dollar decreases in value .... riots.
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getting expensive for breakfast here now

a large coffee and muffin is around 3.75 now, at MCDs its 2.30 and you can get a free refill later in the day.
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Not surprising. They'll keep raising prices as long as the demand is there. I was a McDonalds coffee guy but after they jacked up the price of a coffee and muffin I just started making my own. Get a machine that'll turn on automatically in the morning and you can get way better coffee. That being said, I'm only a 1 cup guy so I guess that might be an issue for people who drink more than 1.
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renoldman wrote: Canadian Logic:

Housing prices skyrocket as the Canadian Dollar decreases in value .... happiness that was earned through hard work and dedication.

Price of coffee increases as the Canadian Dollar decreases in value .... riots.

Exactly, they should be happy that they are basically living in million dollar homes, and should be accustomed to that lifestyle, spending money like they have money.
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The new Tim Hortons app allows some data mining.

Tim Hortons pre-tax small coffee prices: NWT: $1.69, BC & AB: $1.49, SK: $1.39, MB: $1.33, Ontario: $1.43, QC, NB, NS, PE: $1.35, NF: $1.37. There are slight intra-province variations, for example Tim Hortons in Banff charges $1.59. But mostly prices are province-wide.

The pre-tax prices vary in the USA as well. From US$1.45 in Buffalo NY to US$1.75 in Bangor Maine!

Something to consider: Based on experience and social media research, tipping at Tim Hortons is quite common in Quebec and Atlantic Canada and quite rare in Ontario and Alberta. Although it might also be a rural-urban thing. Tipping in this context is in the tradition of To Insure Prompt service, as the money is given to the cashier, often before the drink is prepared.

Minimum wages across Canada:
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minimum_wage_in_Canada

Small Icecaps made with chocolate milk instead of cream: $2.29 accros most of Canada. $2.69 in Yellowknife and WoodBuffalo. $2.19 at one downtown Vancouver location. US$2.39 in all USA locations (chocolate milk not available in Buffalo).

Small Ice coffee made with chocolate milk instead of cream: on sale for $0.99 across the country including Yellowknife. Regular price $1.59 across the country except Yellowknife at $1.99.

On sale for US$0.99 in Bangor, regular price US$2.19 !!!
Buffalo: US$1.99 and chocolate milk not available.

The menu in the new app changes based on the time. For example, at 23:24 Sunday night, I can't price food. 10 Timbits would be a good comparison item as there is no GST/HST. The higher small coffee prices in Ontario, Alberta and BC seem motivated by their provincial tax exempt status.
Toronto is a very small part of Canada
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MonctonMan wrote: The new Tim Hortons app allows some data mining.

Tim Hortons pre-tax small coffee prices: NWT: $1.69, BC & AB: $1.49, SK: $1.39, MB: $1.33, Ontario: $1.43, QC, NB, NS, PE: $1.35, NF: $1.37. There are slight intra-province variations, for example Tim Hortons in Banff charges $1.59. But mostly prices are province-wide.

The pre-tax prices vary in the USA as well. From US$1.45 in Buffalo NY to US$1.75 in Bangor Maine!

Something to consider: Based on experience and social media research, tipping at Tim Hortons is quite common in Quebec and Atlantic Canada and quite rare in Ontario and Alberta. Although it might also be a rural-urban thing. Tipping in this context is in the tradition of To Insure Prompt service, as the money is given to the cashier, often before the drink is prepared.

Minimum wages across Canada:
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minimum_wage_in_Canada

Small Icecaps made with chocolate milk instead of cream: $2.29 accros most of Canada. $2.69 in Yellowknife and WoodBuffalo. $2.19 at one downtown Vancouver location. US$2.39 in all USA locations (chocolate milk not available in Buffalo).

Small Ice coffee made with chocolate milk instead of cream: on sale for $0.99 across the country including Yellowknife. Regular price $1.59 across the country except Yellowknife at $1.99.

On sale for US$0.99 in Bangor, regular price US$2.19 !!!
Buffalo: US$1.99 and chocolate milk not available.

The menu in the new app changes based on the time. For example, at 23:24 Sunday night, I can't price food. 10 Timbits would be a good comparison item as there is no GST/HST. The higher small coffee prices in Ontario, Alberta and BC seem motivated by their provincial tax exempt status.
Anyone want to get the stats for minimum wage in the various provinces? It's not like the price of raw material is different...

Ok got it:

NWT: $1.69,12.50
BC 1.49, 12.20
AB: $1.49, 10.85
SK: $1.39, 10.72
MB: $1.33, 11.00
Ontario: $1.43, 11.40
QC, 1.35, 11.25
NB, 1.35, 11.00
NS, 1.35, 10.85
PE: $1.35, 11.25
NF: $1.37. 10.75

So BC is getting a free ride, SK & AB getting short changed...and I'm sure transportation logistics are a little more complicated for NF than SK....

Usual crock o shit from a crappy company.
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Cas77 wrote: Anyone want to get the stats for minimum wage in the various provinces? It's not like the price of raw material is different...

Ok got it:

NWT: $1.69,12.50
BC 1.49, 12.20
AB: $1.49, 10.85
SK: $1.39, 10.72
MB: $1.33, 11.00
Ontario: $1.43, 11.40
QC, 1.35, 11.25
NB, 1.35, 11.00
NS, 1.35, 10.85
PE: $1.35, 11.25
NF: $1.37. 10.75

So BC is getting a free ride, SK & AB getting short changed...and I'm sure transportation logistics are a little more complicated for NF than SK....

Usual crock o shit from a crappy company.
Your prices are backwards. BC minimum wage is 10.85/hr, AB is 12.20... Not a big mistake in an online forum until you start touting free rides. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
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Same quality, but at a higher price.

Gotcha'.

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