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Tim Hortons Campus Store Opens at SUNY Plattsburgh

PLATTSBURGH, NY (Sept. 29, 2008) - Tim Hortons will officially open for business at SUNY Plattsburgh on Friday, Oct. 3, making it only the second campus-based store in the United States for the popular Canadian chain.A reception will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 3 at the site of the new store, located on the second level of the Angell College Center at SUNY Plattsburgh. At 9 a.m., representatives from the college and Tim Hortons will participate in a short program before a ribbon cutting ceremony to mark the official grand opening of the store.

SUNY Plattsburgh President John Ettling noted the excitement surrounding the arrival of Tim Hortons on campus.

David Clanachan, COO of Tim Hortons (left) and SUNY Plattsburgh President John Ettling (right) hold the ribbon for Angel Acosta, President of the Student Association"Students, faculty, staff and even members of the local community are excited to see the new store on our campus," Ettling said. "It's a great partnership and is an example of how we are working to offer our students a wide range of sensible choices when it comes to convenient, quality food service at SUNY Plattsburgh. Tim Hortons is a perfect fit toward that goal."

The SUNY Plattsburgh Tim Hortons will be open Monday to Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. and on weekends from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. The location will serve Tim Hortons' full menu, consisting of homestyle soups and sandwiches, fresh baked goods, and a complete beverage lineup including Tim Hortons premium blend coffee, served 20 minutes fresh or not served at all.

"Tim Hortons is excited to serve the students and faculty at SUNY Plattsburgh," says David Clanachan, Chief Operating Officer, U.S/International, Tim Hortons. "With additional campus restaurants already open in colleges in Western New York, we look forward to helping fuel thousands of students across New York and their education."

Expected to participate in the remarks during the ceremony include: President Ettling, David Clanachan Chief Operating Officer, Tim Hortons, and Student Association President Angel Acosta. Also on hand from the college will be Vice President for Student Affairs William Laundry, College Auxilliary Services Board President Gordon Muir, and Chartwell's Regional Manager Ralph Lembo.

Tim Hortons is the fourth largest publicly-traded quick service restaurant chain in North America based on market capitalization, and the largest in Canada. Tim Hortons appeals to a broad range of consumer tastes, with a menu that includes premium coffee and donuts, flavored cappuccinos, specialty teas, home-style soups, fresh sandwiches and fresh baked goods. As of June 29, 2008, Tim Hortons had 3,257 systemwide restaurants, including 2,851 in Canada and 406 in the United States. More information about the Company is available at www.timhortons.com.

SUNY Plattsburgh (www.plattsburgh.edu ) was founded in 1889 as a teaching college and in 1948 became an original member of the State University of New York (SUNY). Under President John Ettling, Ph.D., the four-year comprehensive college now serves 5,500 undergraduates and 500 graduate students. It offers over 50 majors and a wide range of special programs that prepare graduates for professional life and advanced studies through a strong foundation in liberal arts and an experience that celebrates excellence, ethical values, lifelong learning and responsible citizenship in a global community. Situated near Lake Champlain, the Adirondacks, and Canada, the college's unique location provides rich recreational, cultural and educational opportunities. Today, SUNY Plattsburgh is a thriving campus that has experienced significant growth in student applications, has been recognized by Kiplinger's as one of the "Top 100 Values in Public Colleges," for its mix of academic quality, financial aid, opportunities and total cost. Most recently, SUNY Plattsburgh was named among the top schools in the 2009 edition of "America's Best Colleges" by U.S. News & World Report.

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