The original Tim Horton colours were blue and white, same as the Toronto Maple Leafs

The enthusiasm of Tim Hortons celebrating its big 50th birthday last week has now settled down. The company honoured this milestone with balloons, a replica of its first location, and the Birthday Cake donut. You can check out the full gallery and a few facts that made the brand what it is today here.

In the 1960’s, Tim Horton’s used to be different. It only had served coffee and a couple donuts, plus the actual restaurant was another shade. Tim Horton, the legend, wanted the operation to represent the colours of the Toronto Maple Leafs, a team where he played much of his NHL career at. As the company grew larger, the brand evolved and represented the colour of coffee – dark brown and beige — which was introduced in 1967.

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I'm obsessed with Tim Hortons. It runs through my veins and I've probably spent enough money downing Steeped Tea's that I could have purchased my own franchise.