Canadians have spoken: Duelling Donuts finalists 'French Toast Deluxe' & 'Mint Brownie Cheesecake' to go head-to-head on Tim Hortons donut menu

OAKVILLE, ON, Sept. 1, 2015 /CNW/ - After a nation-wide vote, Canada has selected 'French Toast Deluxe' and 'Mint Brownie Cheesecake' as the two donuts to be sold in Tim Hortons restaurants across Canada for a limited time in spring 2016.  Tim Hortons Duelling Donuts contest drew tens of thousands of entries from across Canada and included an eight-finalist showdown in front of a celebrity panel of judges and a national vote.

'French Toast Deluxe' was created by David Maguire of Wolfville, Nova Scotia. His donut is a cruller with maple crème filling, dark chocolate icing and maple drizzle, topped with pecans. David hopes his donut will bring new meaning to donuts for breakfast, saying his inspiration came from a love of all things maple.

'Mint Brownie Cheesecake' was created by Corrie Repko of Oshawa, Ontario. Her creation features a chocolate donut with cheesecake filling, mint icing and chocolate drizzle, topped with brownie crumble. Corrie says the inspiration for her donut came from three recipes that she has enjoyed making for loved ones for years.

When the donuts become available in Tim Hortons restaurants next spring, Canadians will vote again: this time with their taste buds!  The most popular donut among guests will be crowned the Duelling Donuts champion and its creator will receive $10,000.

"Congratulations to David and Corrie.  Not only are 'French Toast Deluxe' and 'Mint Brownie Cheesecake' incredibly unique recipes, they also taste fantastic," says David Clanachan, President & COO, Tim Hortons Canada. "Like the donuts' creators and the thousands of Canadians who voted for them, the team at Tim Hortons is very excited for these two donuts to make their debut on our menu next spring."

Tim Hortons fans can watch and share videos of the four finalists in action on, and they can also stay up-to-date on #DuellingDonuts by visiting Facebook,, or following on Twitter @TimHortons and Instagram @TimHortons.

Tim Hortons® Overview

Tim Hortons, part of Restaurant Brands International, is one of North America's largest restaurant chains operating in the quick service segment. Founded as a single location in Canada in 1964, 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 July 27, 2015, Tim Hortons had more than 4,700 system wide restaurants located in Canada, the United States and the Gulf Cooperation Council. More information about the Company is available at

About Restaurant Brands International

Restaurant Brands International Inc. is one of the world's largest quick service restaurant companies with approximately $23 billion in system sales and over 19,000 restaurants in nearly 100 countries and U.S. territories. Restaurant Brands International owns two of the world's most prominent and iconic quick service restaurant brands - TIM HORTONS® and BURGER KING®. These independently operated brands have been serving their respective guests, franchisees, and communities for over 50 years. To learn more about Restaurant Brands International, please visit the Company's website at

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