-The tasty and filling new menu offering is the first of its kind in Canadian quick-service restaurants-
OAKVILLE, ON, Dec. 16, 2013 /CNW/ - Between shoveling snow, bundling up the kids and fighting traffic on cold-weather commutes, it can be tough to make time for breakfast on winter mornings. Tim Hortons is helping Canadians get their mornings off to a smoother start with the new Turkey Sausage Breakfast Sandwich, a satisfying, lean protein breakfast option under 350 calories.
"Tim Hortons served more than 208 million breakfast sandwiches last year alone. With nearly two-thirds of people who buy breakfast at a restaurant choosing to start their day with Tim Hortons, we are committed to offering our guests a variety of menu options," says Julie Unsworth, Director Marketing, Food, Tim Hortons Canada. "Our guests love the taste of the Pork Sausage Breakfast Sandwich and now we have a lower calorie, lower fat option with our new Turkey Sausage Breakfast Sandwich*. The sandwich offers guests an alternative breakfast option that doesn't compromise taste, and is the perfect companion to Canada's Favourite Coffee."
Available at participating Tim Hortons restaurants across Canada for $3.29, the Turkey Sausage Breakfast Sandwich is made fresh, served hot and can be ordered with egg and cheese on a toasted English muffin. This version of the sandwich has 330 calories, 20 grams of protein,14 grams of fat and is a good source of calcium and iron**. For an even lower calorie choice, guests can order the Turkey Sausage Breakfast Sandwich with an egg-white option, with just 280 calories, nine grams of fat and the same amount of protein.
*About half the fat and one-third less calories compared to the Pork Sausage Breakfast Sandwich on an English muffin (14 grams of fat versus 31 grams of fat; 330 calories versus 490 calories).
**Contains 20 per cent of the Daily Value each of calcium and iron.
Tim Hortons Inc. Overview
Tim Hortons is one of the largest publicly-traded restaurant chains in North America based on market capitalization, and the largest in Canada. 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, hot and cold specialty drinks (including lattes, cappuccinos and espresso shots), specialty teas and fruit smoothies, fresh baked goods, grilled Panini and classic sandwiches, wraps, soups, prepared foods and other food products. As of September 29, 2013, Tim Hortons had 4,350 systemwide restaurants, including 3,500 in Canada, 817 in the United States and 33 in the Gulf Cooperation Council. More information about the Company is available at www.timhortons.com.
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