Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Your Turn

What do you think about Burger King buying Tim Hortons?

50 comments:

sandybrook said...

Id love to see Tim Hortons down here in Florida or at least their coffee and doughnuts in Burger King.

FSP said...

Who is Tim Horton?

Jessi said...

I don't even know what this means.

LottaColada said...

Don't mean to be rude but.......

Kno Won Uno said...

I haven't eaten at or from a BK in over a decade, never at a Tim Hortons.
I think nothing, am thoughtless.

Kno Won Uno said...

What I really meant was +1 Lotta

All Lace no Leather said...

They're doing it to avoid US taxes. Will now be headquartered out of Canada.

Tim Horton was an NHL player who died after establishing donut shop franchises in Canada and the east coast. He encouraged other players to invest to create income for themselves aft their hockey career was over.

Kaye said...

Canadian here: Tim Horton was a Canadian hockey player who started the chain of coffee shops. Tim Horton's is an instituion in Canada so I hope Burger King doesn't mess with it. Love their Timbits! There are already Burger King's in Canada so no big deal to me.

The Dude said...

Warren Buffet is a hypocrite, moving the company to Canada so they pay less taxes.

MeanieRhysie said...

Well, who doesn't love a tax dodge?!

surfer said...

Tim Horton's coffee tastes like dishwater. Blech. I think you'll be very disappointed, Sandy.

Sincerely,Your Friend said...

I'd NEVAH heard of Tim Hortons until an hour ago when Bill Handel talked about this purchase going down.

I rarely go to BK, but I enjoy their hamburgers when I do. As for Donuts, they are 1 of 2 things in my list to never eat bcuz if the Fat factor. (Chimichangas are the other. I LOVE Mexican food and have never allowed myself a Chimichanga. So dumb cuz I'll eat an order of loaded Nachos.)

I sure as heck am never going to get a Hamburger (fries) AND A DONUT!!! But yes, Hamburger, fries AND DIET COKE.

All Lace no Leather said...

I didn't mean to sound callous about his death. I'm a Sabres fan. Tim was playing for the Sabres when he died. He was speeding, drunk and not wearing a seatbelt on his way from Canada to Buffalo after a game, and lost control of his car.

Jordan said...

What's wrong with avoiding paying our ridiculous taxes? Some of us are rather bothered paying for the majority of you. You're going to get angry, yell, call me cold, and a lot of other names... to that, I'll respond with, you're welcome. Enjoy that food in your belly, the rich pay for all of it. That's why we get tax breaks and you don't... you cannot give tax breaks to those who are not paying to begin with. Your country is supported almost entirely through rich people, and we're sick of paying for you.

MeanieRhysie said...

You crack me up, @Jordan, thanks for the giggle! :)

Jessi said...

So glad you are comfortable with your freak flag flying! So humble too!

Simon said...

Simple-tax rate in US 40% and is 26% in Canada. Public company with responsibility to shareholders to make them money!

All Lace no Leather said...

@Jordan, I didn't mean to imply anything was wrong with it. Maybe my choice of words inferred that. I should have said they are doing it "as a tax strategy to minimize taxes". I'm a business owner and pay plenty in taxes. It's my accountants job to help find ways to reduce my tax burden.

Haywood Jablomee said...

Never been a fan of Burger King. There was a chain in 70's called Burger Chef, definitely midwest if not nationwide. Wish this franchise lasted, not BK.

Tina Mallette said...

Yes All Lace I went to the Sabres game that happened the day after he was killed and we drove by the crash site. Of course it was also a time when we were not as aware of the dangers of drinking and driving.

I remember the fine for DUI first offence was $300 dollars and this was a few years after Horton died still and I really don't remember there was any licence suspension but when they made it a one year suspension for first offence it got everyone's attention and then a lot of people started to rethink their habits.

shakey said...

Timmy's was bought out by Wendy's a long time ago, but that partnership went south. No big deal.

I just wish they'd stop putting f'ing glaze on practically everything. Ever since Krispy Kreme tried to rear it's ugly head in Canada, Tim's been slathering on the glaze.

Tina Mallette said...

Burger King does not do that well in Canada. The only one in our city closed down years ago. How funny now we got US businesses coming to Canada rather than US companies moving their Canadian subsidiaries to Mexico.

I don't see Burger King as well run from what I have observed here not as well as McDonalds or even Wendies. Wendies and Tim Hortons had merged but that got broken up because Wendies was performly poorly.

This still has to be voted on by the shareholders and Obama may not like yet another US business trying to avoid taxes. BNN said it was a bad deal for Tim Horton's unless the offer was $100 a share or more.

Tina Mallette said...

Tim Horton was also an excellent defenceman for the Toronto Maple Leafs during their glory years in the 1960s under Punch Imlach. Last time they won the Stanley Cup. It was a golden time for Canadian hockey fans. So he is still considered a hero. Tim Horton's the franchise does do a lot of good things all over Canada. Here your kids play the Timbit league when they start playing hockey, between 5 and 7, I think peewee starts at 8, and the Timbt divisions are coed cause the kids are still learning how to skate and of course NBC.

Jonathan Andrew Sheen said...

It's a small form of treason.

I have to pay my taxes. Burger King should STFU and pay theirs.

Tina Mallette said...

But don't worry they also tax corporations in other ways in Canada like the Employer Health Tax but then I presume they factored that all in?

I was looking at the property taxes in California the other day. No wonder that state is in trouble. You don't tax the rich high enough for sure. Houses of the same value in Canada are taxed at three times the level. But then we pay our teachers decent wages well actually too much now because we had an ex teacher as Premier.

Dena said...

Call me when you have some dish on Taco Bell, Enty.

sandybrook said...

I'm sorry to hear that @surfer everybody I know who has been to Tim Hortons liked it. Me it never got that far south in the northeast so Ive never been to one. But with tons of Canadians here their franchises should consider opening sites down here.

crila16 said...

Wasn't Tim Horton a character on Days of Our Lives?

sandybrook said...

Tom Horton crila.

sandybrook said...

I dont know exactly how this worked but in a way Wendys owns Tim Hortons. They bought it in 2006 but it didn't work out so they spun it off as a separate company to protect the company.

All Lace no Leather said...

@Tina, where are you in Canada? I was just a child when Tim died, but had already moved from Buffalo to San Diego when it happened.

DevOcean said...

I think it was Tom Horton.

AKM said...

We were told a few months ago that we'd be getting a TH's or two in STL fairly soon! Excited! I liked 'em when I had 'em in Ohio. Now if we could just get a Skyline Chili or a Gold Star Chili parlor...

Canadians eat more doughnuts per capita than any other country, BTW. Is it because of the proliferation of TH's, or what?

@Haywood - Burger Chef was bought out by Hardee's in the late '70s or early '80s, IIRC.

helen smith said...

Dunking Donuts vs Tim Hortons in a steel cage match? Who wins. None of the Krispy Kremes could match DD up here in the northeast

Tina Mallette said...

I live in Southern Ontario - my dad always wanted Leaf season tickets but you basically have to wait for someone to die and they cost a lot even then. So when Punch Imlach moved to Buffalo to coach the new franchise my dad got season tickets to the Sabres. It was fun watching a young team get better and better each year, can't remember when they peaked, I think my dad gave up the tickets when us kids were all moved out of the house etc.

Buffalo is still a better deal hockeywise and people in Buffalo are fun. IMO. My dad's section everyone knew each other so it was like a party going to the games.

helen smith said...

Dunkin not dunking

good 'ol me said...

Ha! I didn't know there was a Canadian Enty out there...

All Lace no Leather said...

@Tina, I love the people in Buffalo. It always strikes me how nice everyone is whenever I visit. I was hoping to go to the Bills-Charger game this year, but it conflicts with another event we are going to. I like going in the fall so I can get my change of season fix.

Omar Little said...

@Haywood I remember Burger Chef!

Seven of Eleven said...

LOL @ Lotta!

Snapdragon said...

Terrible, terrible idea. They're going to ruin Timmy Ho's. (Not to mention the whole sketchy tax dodge aspect.)

Orvilla Bedinbacher said...

i dont.

auntliddy said...

2 shitty food places. Bk just trying to get out of paying taxes i read.

Yoj said...

@Jonathan Andrew Sheen

BeckyMae said...

Peggy does a pitch for Burger Chef in Mad Men...I thought it was a made up brand but obvs not, thanks guys!

Scallywag said...

Burger Chef and Jeff! My family didn't go to them but my grade school would have a special burger day every once in a while and serve Burger Chef hamburgers. They were good.

Jennmcn said...

I used to work at Burger Chef way, way back in the day. Hardee's bought them out and they were bought out by Carl's Jr. I am chockfull of useless information.

audrey said...

I don't care. The last time I had a coffee from Tim Horton's it tasted like water. I haven't been back since. I don't go to Burger King either.

CanadianMiss said...

@good 'ol me he also used the word toonie once...

I don't care about Tim's. I don't like it, and we've already been through the controversy with Wendy's years ago.
It affects my life zero.

Iwinjen said...

+1,000,000,000 dollars!!