Burger King in talks to acquire Tim Hortons

Burger King in talks to acquire Tim Hortons

Move would make combined entity world’s third-largest quick-service restaurant company

Burger King Worldwide Inc. confirmed that it is in talks with Tim Hortons Inc. to acquire the 4,546-unit Canadian coffee-and-doughnut chain based in Oakville, Ontario, according to a press release issued Sunday.

Tim Hortons is Canada’s largest publicly traded restaurant chain. The quick-service concept sells premium coffee, hot and cold specialty drinks, fresh baked goods, grilled sandwiches and soups.

If a deal is struck, the combined entity would be t

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