Description: It might be Roll-up the Rim contest time, but Tim Horton’s parent company, Restaurant Brands International, is looking for more than free coffee and doughnuts. Restaurant Brands is looking to add to its roster of Burger King and Tim’s through acquisitions. Popeye’s was rumored to be on the take-over list, but talks may have broken off. Perhaps more attractive options are out there.
Date: February 14, 2017; updated February 16, 2017
1) Do you have an interest in working in the mergers and acquisitions business when you graduate? What do you think will be some of the key skills you will require?
2) Are you a roll-up the rim contest winner yet this year? How well do you think this annual contest ranks as a marketing tool?
3) Where can you find discussion of Tim Horton’s in Wiley’s Financial Accounting: Tools for Business Decision Making? How has Tim’s changed since that vignette?