Tim Hortons

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Proper Noun


  • The business was founded by Tim Horton, a Canadian hockey player. The chain's first store opened on May 17, 1964, in Hamilton, Ontario, under the name "Tim Horton Donuts"; the name was later abbreviated to "Tim Horton's" and then, in 1993, changed to "Tim Hortons" without the possessive apostrophe.

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