Tim Hortons and Jason Priestley have chosen the top eight finalists to vie for $10,000 in the first-ever Duelling Donuts contest. Canadians have until August 18, 2013, to choose the winner.
Aug. 5, 2013
/CNW/ - The gloves are off! After receiving more than 63,000 submissions as part of the Duelling Donuts contest, Tim Hortons and
have chosen eight donuts to go head-to-head in a tournament-style competition where it is now up to Canadians to vote for the ultimate champion.
"It was a donut-eating day come true at Tim Hortons," says
. "Canadians really do know their dough! I was seriously impressed with just how good all the donuts tasted - it was hard to narrow it down to eight. But, now it's time for
to decide which one comes out on top. Good luck to all eight finalists, and thank you for creating such delicious donuts. You made my day."
Starting today until
August 18, 2013
, Canadians can visit
to vote for one of the following eight donut creations:
- Monkey-C Donut, Monkey Do-nut, created by Colin von Dohren of Kelowna, British Columbia
- Dark Chocolate Cherry Chunk, created by Krithia Chandra of Calgary, Alberta
- Mr. Velvetere, created by Aquila Brown of Brandon, Manitoba
- S'more Of It, created by Sheri Greenman of Newmarket, Ontario
- Tortoise Torte, created by Andrew Shepherd of Scarborough, Ontario
- Oreo Borealis, created by Jason Flannery of London, Ontario
- The Sweet and Salty, created by Audrée Liessens of St-Joseph-de-Sorel, Quebec
- Don't Touchie My Dutchie, created by John Bellamy of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
"We know how passionate our guests are about our donuts, but we were amazed with the number of entries we received for the Duelling Donuts contest," says
, Vice President Marketing, Food and Merchandise, Tim Hortons. "We're very excited about the eight finalists chosen by
and the judging panel, and we can't wait to see which one Canadians will choose."
After the voting period, the winner of the Duelling Donuts contest will be announced and awarded
cash and could have their donut added to the Tim Hortons menu. The second, third and fourth place donut designs will receive
in Tim Cards each, and the fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth place donut designs will receive
in Tim Cards each. In addition, Tim Hortons will be awarding random prizes of
in Tim Cards during the voting phase.
Tim Hortons encourages its social media fans to join the conversation on Facebook,
, or follow on Twitter
and tag their photos and comments with #TimsDuellingDonuts.
About Tim Hortons Inc.
Tim Hortons is one of the largest publicly-traded restaurant chains in
based on market capitalization, and the largest in
. Operating in the quick service segment of the restaurant industry, Tim Hortons appeals to a broad range of consumer tastes, with a menu that includes premium coffee, espresso-based hot and cold specialty drinks including lattes, cappuccinos and espresso shots, specialty teas, fruit smoothies, home-style soups, fresh Panini and classic sandwiches, wraps, hot breakfast sandwiches and fresh baked goods, including our trademark donuts. As of
March 31st, 2013
, Tim Hortons had 4,288 systemwide restaurants, including 3,453 in
, 808 in
the United States
and 27 in the Gulf Cooperation Council. More information about the Company is available at
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