Published on May 18, 2010
Mark Bezpieczny came from Oakville, Ont., to train Water Street Tim Hortons employees for the new Cold Stone Creamery store that opened Sunday. The training includes how to sing, dance and toss ice cream in the air while making a customers order. AMBER NICHOLSON/JOURNAL PIONEER
Published on July 13, 2012
Cold Stone Creamery unveils 10 provincial signature creations in celebration of National Ice Cream Day, July 15.
OAKVILLE, Ont. — Tim Hortons Inc. is pulling the Cold Stone Creamery brand from its Canadian restaurants, a move that the company says will allow franchise owners to focus on their core business.
The chain’s decision to end ice cream sales in Canada cost Tim Hortons about $19 million in the fourth quarter but will help simplify its menu, which has grown far beyond coffee and doughnuts.
Its partnership with the American dairy chain Cold Stone Creamery, which began in 2009, will continue in the U.S. Tim Hortons locations.
Prince Edward Island has two Cold Stone Creamery locations: St. Peter's Road in Charlottetown and Water Street in Summerside.
The announcement came Thursday as Tim Hortons reported it had $898.5 million of revenue during the fourth quarter, up 10.7 per cent from a year earlier, but a smaller profit than analysts were expecting.