Earlier this year, Tim Hortons closed its one Indianapolis location, according to the Indy Star, though that was owned by a different franchiser than the Cincinnati stores.
The restaurant faced tough competition from hometown favorites Busken and Servatti, as well as from an ever-expanding Dunkin Donuts.
The company's media relations department in Canada sent us this brief statement:
"We have mutually agreed with the Franchisee in this market to de-brand a small number of restaurants. We remain committed to growing our brand in the U.S. and look forward to serving our guests our premium coffee and high quality food offerings."
The good news is that Tim Hortons coffee is still available in other parts of Ohio, in many grocery stores, and in Keurig K-Cup pods,
At least one Cincinnati-area restaurant remains open, in Maineville, in Warren County, which is owned by a central Ohio franchise.
Several Tim Hortons remain open in Columbus, Ohio, as well.
And if you happening to be traveling to Toronto, you'll have no problem finding a location, as it still has 4,000 restaurants in Canada. While you are there, you could pick up some poutine, another Canadian specialty tough to find in Cincinnati.
As always, don't waste your money.
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