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Tim Hortons Will Compete With Dunkin’ For World Doughnut Domination

Dunkin’ Donuts may have neglected the western U.S—it’s preparing to open its first outlet in southern California on Sept. 2—but it has franchises in more than 30 countries. Now the company faces new competition overseas from Canadian coffee and doughnut chain Tim Hortons, which plans to expand through its $11.4 billion merger with Burger King.

“We plan to take the beloved Tim Hortons brand that has such a rich heritage here in Canada to the rest of the world,” Alex Behring, Burger King’s executive chairman, told investors on Aug. 26.