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All day breakfast at Tim Hortons isn't coming to Toronto

In an apparent bid to boost its sinking sales and reputation, Canadian coffee giant Tim Hortons is rolling out an all-day breakfast menu.

About a dozen of the chain's locations in Ontario have been chosen to test the idea this summer, according to the Canadian Press — all of them in either Hamilton or Burlington. 

"The demand is loud and clear," said the corporation's president, Alexandre Macedo. "Any time we bring up the idea of breakfast at any time, the response is very favourable and very strong."

Hey, it's working for McDonald's. And Starbucks. And A&W.

Now, some might say it's a smart move to pilot the all-day breakfast project in smaller markets before launching nationwide.

Others — chiefly those of us who live in Canada's largest city —  could argue that it's a slap in the face on par with that time Tim Horton's launched a poutine donut exclusively in the U.S. 

A PR representative said by email today that the Breakfast Anytime menu will be coming to Toronto by the end of this summer, though Macedo told The Canadian Press earlier this week that his company "would consider" rolling out all-day breakfast further if the pilots in Burlington and Hamilton prove successful.

This would simply involve extending the hours that egg and sausage biscuit sandwiches are served. 

You'll be able to buy a version of these sandwiches made with donuts on Friday, if you want to do that. Tim Hortons is graciously giving everyone in Canada access to the creation, but only until noon.

In the future the company could veer even more into its competitors' territory with the addition of kids meals, according to Macedo.

Tim Hortons execs are also reportedly looking into loyalty programs, delivery service, new packaging and kiosks at franchise locations.


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