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Aug 24, 2014 10:33 PM

Burger King May Purchase Tim Hortons

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  1. Wendy's owned Timmy's for a while, and a lot of Timmy's here are still dualled with a Wendy's restaurant. Wonder how that will work.

    1. Looks to be a done deal. It also looks like Tax Inversion is playing part of this.

      1. Even Obama commented on it:

        I s'ppose FIAT's purchase of Chrysler and proposing to move their HQ to London may count as being the same.

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        1. re: LotusRapper

          It is the responsibility of every corporation to keep the interests of the shareholders as their top priority. Easy fix for U.S. make our corporate tax rates competitive with rest of developed world, even Warren Buffett knows this.....He financed the Burger King/Tim Horton deal.

          For the record I have not had a BK in about 10 years; had a Tim Horton's coffeean donut once in Prince Edward Island. So as long as I have the right to choose, I do not choose either, (no stock ownership as well). That is the way Capitalism works, government cannot tell one what to eat, what to buy, (uh oh health ins)or what to believe!!

        2. Yet another reason not to ever go there anymore (besides their sucky food).

          As if it weren't enough that US tax payers are already subsidizing BK by paying for their workers' Medicaid and food stamps - since BK won't pay them a living wage, they're now trying to become a Canadian company to pay even less taxes here.

          Murrcah! Fuck yeah!!!

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          1. re: linguafood

            But think of the shareholders ;)
            On our side I count this as good news, not because I want your tax money but because now maybe our government and wanna-bes might stop saying they need to lower corporate taxes (and cut services) even MORE.

          2. Odd that some Americans are going to Canada to pay LESS taxes.

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            1. re: hal2010

              I wonder what the 'real' owners of BK are thinking. The 'real owners being of course Brazilians.
              I had a BK burger for the first time the other day. It was HORRIBLE!!!!!! Even by other fast food standards.
              Of all the major fast food companies who do you all think makes the best burgers consistently?
              Wendy's is #1 IMO.

              1. re: Puffin3

                +1 on Wendy's.

                But Puffin, you and I up here in Canuckland don't have US burger chains like:

                Carl's Jr (ok, there are now 3 Carl's in Vancouver Lower Mainland and 4 in the Okanagan)
                Big Boy
                White Castle

                etc ....

                We don't even have Jack In The Box. OK we now do have a few Fatburger (ok, not great for the price) and Five Guys (good but pricey) but in terms of "traditional" cheap burger chains, we are still limited by McD, Wendy's, BK, Dairy Queen and A&W.

                1. re: Puffin3

                  Wendy's for me, too.

                  There's a Five Guys near my house now but I have only been twice and don't plan on going back regularly.

                  My first job ever was at BK. Made $2.10 an hour cooking fries and we got food half price so I've eaten many Whoppers. Once every year or two I have one for nostalgia's sake. But, wow, are they ever slimy! So much stuff on them that it all oozes out the side and you can't really taste the meat. Which might be part of their design.

                  1. re: hal2010

                    My first job was at McD's on North Road and Austin. $3/hr. Bus fare to/from was already $2 total. I was assigned as the "Quarter Pounder Man", meaning I didn't cook other burgers except QPs. So I had many a QP under my belt. I too eat one or two per YEAR for nostalgia's sake, and think today's patty doesn't taste as "beefy" as those I cooked in the early '80s.