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Double Double

by Douglas Hunter

HarperCollins Publishers Ltd | October 1, 2012 | Hardcover

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Everywhere we look, we see a Tim Hortons restaurant. The chain known foremost for its coffee has become a Canadian icon, ranking with hockey among the country?s cultural touchstones. These pubs without alcohol, as they?ve been termed, dot street corners and highway rest stops nationwide. They have not only become meeting places for regular Canadians, but also a must-visit for our campaigning politicians. For many Tim?s lovers, this chain has established an undying connection to what it means to be Canadian.

Double Double is the first book to look at the company from a wide angle, from the life of co-founder, Tim Horton, to the growth of the business under the steady hand of his friend and partner, Ron Joyce, after Horton?s death, to the company?s merger with the American fast-food chain Wendy?s and its eventual repatriation to Canada. A fascinating business story, Double Double also reveals how the franchising operation works, how the company has become an important element of Canadian politics, the American expansion of the chain and why Canadians are so dedicated to its menu. Double Double also examines the many challenges Tim Hortons is facing in maintaining its status as one of Canada?s most respected consumer brands in an increasingly competitive business.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 352 Pages, 5.91 × 9.06 × 1.18 in

Published: October 1, 2012

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1443406732

ISBN - 13: 9781443406734

Found in: Business and Finance

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Double Double

Double Double

by Douglas Hunter

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 352 Pages, 5.91 × 9.06 × 1.18 in

Published: October 1, 2012

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1443406732

ISBN - 13: 9781443406734

From the Publisher

Everywhere we look, we see a Tim Hortons restaurant. The chain known foremost for its coffee has become a Canadian icon, ranking with hockey among the country?s cultural touchstones. These pubs without alcohol, as they?ve been termed, dot street corners and highway rest stops nationwide. They have not only become meeting places for regular Canadians, but also a must-visit for our campaigning politicians. For many Tim?s lovers, this chain has established an undying connection to what it means to be Canadian.

Double Double is the first book to look at the company from a wide angle, from the life of co-founder, Tim Horton, to the growth of the business under the steady hand of his friend and partner, Ron Joyce, after Horton?s death, to the company?s merger with the American fast-food chain Wendy?s and its eventual repatriation to Canada. A fascinating business story, Double Double also reveals how the franchising operation works, how the company has become an important element of Canadian politics, the American expansion of the chain and why Canadians are so dedicated to its menu. Double Double also examines the many challenges Tim Hortons is facing in maintaining its status as one of Canada?s most respected consumer brands in an increasingly competitive business.

About the Author

DOUGLAS HUNTER has written widely on business, history, the environment and sports, and was a finalist for the Writers’ Trust Non-Fiction Prize and the Governor General’s Literary Award for his book God’s Mercies. His previous books include The Race to the New World; Molson: The Birth of a Business Empire; Yzerman: The Making of a Champion; and The Bubble and the Bear: How Nortel Burst the Canadian Dream, which won the National Business Book Award. He is also a doctoral candidate in history at York University. Born and raised in Hamilton, where Tim Hortons first became successful, Hunter now lives in Port McNicoll, Ontario. Follow him on Twitter @sweetwatercruis.

Editorial Reviews

"Let Douglas Hunter join the ranks of Canada''s greatest explorers. A grand achievement."

- ROY MACGREGOR, AUTHOR OF CANADIANS: A PORTRAIT OF A COUNTRY AND ITS PEOPLE
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