Tim Hortons Cafe & Bake Shop Grilling Perfection in the AM with New Breakfast Paninis

Tim Hortons Cafe & Bake Shop is now offering its popular grilled to order Panini sandwiches in the morning and with a new twist—grilled on a hearty multigrain or a mouth-watering maple flatbread.

The new Flatbread Breakfast Paninis are prepared and grilled fresh to order in up to 16 different varieties filled with delicious classic breakfast ingredients like egg or an egg-white omelet; bacon, hickory smoked ham or a lightly-seasoned sausage patty with warm, melted cheese.

“We’re committed to offering our guests the best array of breakfast menu choices,” said Mike Meilleur, Tim Horton’s senior vice president operations, U.S. “Consumers want options and value in the AM. More people are choosing to eat out in the morning and we want to be the place where they stop.”

More than half of the available Flatbread Breakfast Panini varieties are 300 calories or less. The Flatbread Breakfast Paninis retail for $2.99 and are available across the U.S.

Tim Hortons Cafe & Bake Shop is continuously expanding its U.S. menu offerings including espresso-based beverages, breakfast sandwiches and wraps, Real-Fruit Smoothies and new assortments of baked goods. The bakery cafe chain launched its lunchtime grilled Paninis in October 2011 to much delight among consumers and loyalists of the brand.

Tim Hortons is one of the largest publicly-traded restaurant chains in North America based on market capitalization. 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, espresso-based beverages, specialty teas, home-style soups, fresh sandwiches, grilled paninis, wraps, hot breakfast sandwiches and fresh baked goods, including our trademark donuts.  As of April 1, 2012, Tim Hortons had 721 restaurants in the United States and 4,042 restaurants systemwide.  For more information, visit www.timhortons.com.